The Contract of Your Birth. A Mom & Son Story of Surviving Bipolar llness

Thank you to Kathyrn Eastburn and KRCC Public Radio for the wonderful review about our Mother/Son Memoir about Surviving Bipolar Disorder.  First published on KRCC Public Radio “The Middle Distance” July 5, 2013 The Contract of Your Birth by Kathryn Eastburn … Continue reading

Sequester Threatens Those with Mental Illness & Their Families

Clearly, Americans are just plain tired or perhaps more accurately hopeless. We hardly blinked when Congress once again failed us, allowing sequestration to take effect, an act which just a year ago seemed catastrophic and impossible. By this February we … Continue reading

Mental Illness and Violence: Why Does a Newtown or Aurora Happen?

With the recent discussion about mental illness that has surrounding the tragedies in Newtown and Aurora, it’s important for people to understand that those who suffer from mental illness are more likely to be victims of violence than perpetrators of it.  … Continue reading

Bipolar Disorder & Sucide: A Father Speaks about His Son

It’s been barely a year since a father named Buzz lost his son, who had bipolar, to suicide.  Yet he was willing to speak of his loss to some sixty people at our NAMI-CS (National Alliance on Mental Illness-Colorado Springs) event … Continue reading

Pete Earley Speaks at Colorado College

In addition to being an author, I’m the president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Colorado Springs (NAMI-CS).  On Wednesday,  we brought bestselling author Pete Earley to  Colorado College to speak about his book, Crazy, A Father’s Search Through America’s … Continue reading