Many people have asked me why I made this film called CRAZY.

And the answer is I got hooked. After decades working in television, I was looking for stories that aren’t being told. I came across an article about a group of people diagnosed with mental disorders that were going to weekly meetings, 12 step style. I researched the mental rights movement and I started wondering why […]

Courageous Mental Health Film Premieres October 15 at Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles

CRAZY has been selected to screen Saturday, October 14th at the NYC Mental Health Film Festival (www.mentalhealthfilmfest.nyc) and Sunday, October 15th at the Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles (https://www.awarenessfestival.org/events/crazy). The one hour documentary tells the story of a young man diagnosed with schizophrenia, who goes off his meds because he is afraid of their side […]

Being empathetic is good, but it can hurt your health

(The Washington Post) Your husband was just passed over for a promotion, and he’s depressed. Your friend’s breast cancer has returned. As a supportive spouse and friend, you feel their pain. Growing research suggests there’s a cost to all that caring. Empathy — the ability to tune into and share another person’s emotion from their […]

New Continuing Ed Course On Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

Overview This series of seven 90-minute webinars will feature presentations by people with “expertise by lived experience,” psychiatrists, and other professionals on a topic of critical importance: What do we know about withdrawal from psychiatric medications? The educational purpose of the series is to present information and insights that arise: from users’ experiences and their […]