Serious Mental Illness (Really Brain Disease) System Reform Book

Serious Mental Illness (Really Brain Disease) System Reform Book

Serious Mental Illness (Really Brain Disease) System Reform BookSerious Mental Illness (Really Brain Disease) System Reform Book

  • Robert F. Brown, J.D., Attorney, pursuing the insanity defense in criminal cases; Attorney, representing patients and hospitals - civil commitment hearings on inpatient units; Mobile Psychiatric Emergency Clinician (per-diem), Massachusetts
  • William Chanis, Sergeant, Crisis Intervention Team, Worcester Police Department, Massachusetts 
  • Donald P. Desorcy, Chief, Millbury Police Department, Massachusetts
  • Pete Earley, Author, Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness (2007 Pulitzer Prize Finalist); 2008 American Psychiatric Association Award for Patient Advocacy   
  • Jeanne Allen Gore, parent of a young man who suffers from schizoaffective disorder, Coordinator and Co-Chair, Steering Committee, National Shattering Silence Coalition  
  • Michael B. Knable, D.O., Medical Director, Clearview Communities; Executive Director, Sylvan C. Herman Foundation; Psychiatric Advisory Board Chair, Treatment Advocacy Center
  • Mark K. Leahy, Executive Director, Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association; Chief, Northborough Police Department, Massachusetts (retired)  
  • Jonathan Lieff, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine; former President, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry; Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association 
  • Tim Murphy, Ph.D., Psychologist; Member of Congress - U.S. House of Representatives (retired) (drafted the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act); Author, Overcoming Passive-Aggression: How to Stop Hidden Anger from Spoiling Your Relationships, Career and Happiness; Author, The Angry Child: Regaining Control When Your Child is Out of Control 
  • Ronald W. Pies, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, State University of New York - Upstate Medical University; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine; Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Psychiatric Times
  • Dominic Sisti, Ph.D., Director, Scattergood Program for Applied Ethics of Behavioral Health Care, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Philosophy, Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania  
  • John Snook, J.D., Executive Director, Treatment Advocacy Center 
  • E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., Founder, Treatment Advocacy Center; Associate Director of Research, Stanley Medical Research Institute; Author, American Psychosis: How the Federal Government Destroyed the Mental Illness Treatment System; Author, The Insanity Offense: How America's Failure to Treat the Seriously Mentally Ill Endangers Its Citizens; Author, Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Consumers and Providers 
  • Darold A. Treffert, M.D., Research Director, Treffert Center, Agnesian HealthCare; Award recipient, Lifetime Achievement, Envision Greater Fond du Lac; Award recipient, 2017 Badger of the Year, Wisconsin Alumni Association, University of Wisconsin; Award recipient, 2006 Torrey Advocacy Commendation, Treatment Advocacy Center; Director, Winnebago Mental Health Institute (retired); Executive Director of inpatient and outpatient services, Fond du Lac County Mental Health Center (retired); Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin – Madison (retired); Member, Fellow, and former Officer, American Association of Psychiatric Administrators, American Psychiatric Association, and American College of Psychiatrists  
  • Mary T. Zdanowicz, J.D., Attorney, specializing in advocacy for the seriously mentally ill population; former Executive Director, Treatment Advocacy Center