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Nov 16, 2017

6:30 PM 32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide – Brattle Theatre

Hope Litoff’s sister, Ruth, was dynamic and artistic. But after years of mental health struggles, Ruth committed suicide in 2008. Since then, her belongings, including her exceptional photography, have lived in a storage facility. In this beautifully crafted, intimate film, Hope unpacks the storage space and explores her sister’s life and relationships while opening a painful — and potentially dangerous — path for herself.

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You can watch the trailer here

May 24, 2016
The Treatment Advocacy Center – RESEARCH WEEKLY: The Anatomical Basis of Anosognosia

May 18, 2016
The Washington Post – Most mass shooters aren’t mentally ill. So why push better treatment as the answer?

April 26, 2016
New York Times – For Police, a Playbook for Conflicts Involving Mental Illness. In response to high-profile shootings of people with mental illness, police departments around the country are turning to crisis intervention training.

March 28, 2016
The New Yorker – Runs in the Family. New findings about schizophrenia rekindle old questions about genes and identity.

February 4, 2016
PETEEARLEY.COM – Duke Psychiatrist Counters Robert Whitaker’s Statements: Calls Some “Unproven Theory.”

February 1, 2016

New York Times – New Plan (RAISE) to Treat Schizophrenia Is Worth Added Cost, Study Says
A new approach to treating early schizophrenia, which includes family counseling, has resulted in improvements in quality of life, researchers reported today.

Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE)

PETEEARLEY.COM – We Must Rethink How We Advocate For Mental Health Reforms

January 29, 2016 – Groundbreaking Study Moves Us Closer to Finding Schizophrenia’s Cause

January 26, 2016
Broad Institute – Genetic study provides first-ever insight into biological origin of schizophrenia

December 5, 2013
Tunefoolery’s Holiday Concert on Sunday December 15, 2:30pm
Burning to hear classic holiday songs? Let’s hope to hear those sleigh bills ringlin’ and see that Dreidel spinning. Come out and support Tunefoolery and our wonderful artists do what they love to do: perform for you all! A festive sing-a-long will wrap up the afternoon! Beverages and snacks for sale. $10 suggested donation Address: Lily Pad 1353 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA (Inman Square).

February 4, 2013
New York Times – Effective Addiction Treatment A groundbreaking report published last year by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University concluded that the vast majority of people in need of addiction treatment do not receive anything that approximates evidence-based care.

February 4, 2013
Wall Street Journal – Fuller Torrey: Fifty Years of Failing America’s Mentally Ill. JFK’s dream of replacing state mental hospitals with community mental-health centers is now a hugely expensive nightmare.

January 28, 2013
Massachusetts is among the worst when it comes to sharing records on mental health with the FBI for the purpose of gun checks. Police, the governor, and mayors are asking for change.

January 25, 2013
“Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of schizophrenia. My prognosis was ‘grave’: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, get married.” Read in her own words how Elyn Saks, a professor at the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law,” defied the odds and learned to live with her illness and thrive.

Successful and Schizophrenic – NYTimes 012713

December 25, 2012
A practicing psychiatrist speaks out on gun violence and mass shootings related to mental illness. “Too many people with acute schizophrenia have gone untreated,” he posits.

Our Failed Approach to Schizophrenia, by Paul Steinberg NYT, Dec. 25, 2012

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