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 ( and Sunday, October 15th at the Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles ( 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 […]