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The Resource Crazy : a father's search through America's mental health madness, Pete Earley

Crazy : a father's search through America's mental health madness, Pete Earley

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Crazy : a father's search through America's mental health madness
Title
Crazy
Title remainder
a father's search through America's mental health madness
Statement of responsibility
Pete Earley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Pete Earley had no idea. He'd been a journalist for more than thirty years, and the author of several nonfiction books about crime and punishment and society. But he'd always been on the outside looking in. He had no idea what it was like to be on the inside looking out - until his son Mike was declared mentally ill, and he was thrown headlong into the maze of contradictions, disparities, and Catch-22s that is America's mental health system." "The more he dug, the more he discovered the bigger picture: Our nation's prisons have become our new mental hospitals. Crazy tells two stories. The first is his son's. The second describes what Earley learned during a yearlong investigation inside the Miami-Dade County jail, where he was given complete, unrestricted access. There, and in the surrounding community, he shadowed inmates and patients; interviewed correctional officers, public defenders, prosecutors, judges, mental health care professionals, and the police; talked with parents, siblings, and spouses; and consulted historians, civil rights lawyers, and legislators." "The result is both a piece of investigative journalism and a wake-up call - a portrait that could serve as a snapshot of any community in America."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Earley, Pete
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mentally ill
  • Mental illness
  • Mentally ill
  • Mental illness
  • Parent and child
Label
Crazy : a father's search through America's mental health madness, Pete Earley
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
9793818
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
372 p.
Isbn
9780399153136
Lccn
2005050986
System control number
  • (BNAtoc) 2005050986
  • (DLC) 2005050986
Label
Crazy : a father's search through America's mental health madness, Pete Earley
Publication
Control code
9793818
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
372 p.
Isbn
9780399153136
Lccn
2005050986
System control number
  • (BNAtoc) 2005050986
  • (DLC) 2005050986

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