Brainy Quote: Things I’ve Said About Our Broken Mental Health System


I don’t know how the editors of the Brainy Quote website choose the statements they put on line or how they select who they will quote, but a reader noticed my name attached to seven statements and sent me the link. Yes, I said them, although one is a misprint. It has me saying as “long as you play your cards” rather than “put your cards on the table.”

It is great to be quoted. Now is anyone listening?

Mental illnesses are so frightening and there’s so much ignorance about them that I think it comforts people to think, ‘Oh, well, it happens to these people because they deserve it.’


About the author:

Pete Earley is the bestselling author of such books as The Hot House and Crazy. When he is not spending time with his family, he tours the globe advocating for mental health reform.

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