Nov 2 2017: 6:30pm–8:00pm

A Workshop with New York Times Bestselling Author Ron Powers

Category: 
Mental Health and Behavioral Health, Pediatric Medicine

Ron PowersBradley Hospital and the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island are co-sponsoring a workshop and book-signing with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Ron Powers. Powers will discuss his newest book, No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America. 

"No One Cares About Crazy People."

In 2010, the Milwaukee County Hospital was in the news, facing allegations of severe mismanagement of its mental health complex. In response to the backlash, a Milwaukee County executive was assured by an aide that he would be kept away from the scandal, and besides, “no one cares about crazy people,” anyway. Stunned by this assertion, Powers, the father of two sons diagnosed with schizophrenia, became determined to give the mentally ill – invisible to much of society and often denied the very basic acknowledgment of their own humanity – a voice. With No One Cares About Crazy People, he breaks more than a decade of silence on the deeply personal subject of his beloved sons and delivers a decisive history of mental illness, powerfully intertwined with the Powers family’s own moving saga.

In addition to his latest work, Powers is the co-author of Flags of our Fathers and True Compass – both #1 New York Times hardcover nonfiction bestsellers. His biography Mark Twain: A Life was also a New York Times bestseller.

Registration Information

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