Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Pete Earley To Sign Books At NAMI Conference

We are pleased to welcome award-winning journalist Pete Earley as a panelist and workshop presenter at our 10th Annual Education Conference this weekend.

Pete will be selling and signing his award-winning book CRAZY: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness. Cost is $15 with part of the proceeds going to NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania.

In a Washingtonian Magazine cover story titled, “Top Journalists: Washington's Media Elite,” Pete was described as one of a handful of journalists in America who “have the power to introduce new ideas and give them currency.” A former reporter for The Washington Post, he is the author of nine nonfiction books and three novels.

His book CRAZY: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness, tells two stories. It describes Pete’s attempts to help his college-age son, Mike, who becomes ill with bipolar disorder and is arrested. It also describes a year Pete spends at the Miami Dade County Jail, where he follows people with mental disorders – who had been in jail – out into the community to document what types of services and assistance they receive. This book was one of two finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 and has won awards from Mental Health America and the American Psychiatric Association.

Look for Pete at the NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania table at the conference this weekend. For those who have not yet registered, we are accepting walk-in registrations at the door. For more details on the conference, click here.

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