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The Psych Central Show
 is an award-winning, weekly podcast that approaches psychology and mental health in a casual and accessible fashion. Listen as our hosts speak candidly with experts to break down complex topics in simple and understandable ways.
 

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Feb 8, 2018

Pulitzer finalist and former Washington Post reporter Pete Earley joins for the first of two shows. Pete talks about his popular blog and how he worked to make it more balanced than the average blog. He also speaks of the many obstacles and excuses he encountered in getting treatment for his son’s bipolar disorder, which led him to write the book, Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness. Also discussed is how “seriously mentally ill” is such a subjective diagnosis and why it seems that some mentally ill individuals can only receive treatment if they commit a crime. 

 

PETE EARLEY SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

[1:42]   Pete talks of creating a “balanced” blog.

[6:41]   Why must many mentally ill commit crimes in order to receive treatment?

[10:03] What is “Seriously Mentally Ill,” anyway?

[12:45] Pete tells how Crazy came to be written.

[19:04] The importance of partnership.