How One Woman Is Changing Lives Through Housing

I’ve written before about Trudy Harsh, a Fairfax Realtor who decided to do something about a lack of affordable housing in Fairfax County, Virginia, for persons with mental illnesses. I am happy that the NBC affiliate in Washington D.C. recently broadcast a news story about Trudy as part of the station’s continuing effort to educate viewers about mental health issues. (Earlier this year, the station broadcast a segment about my son, Kevin, and me as part of its fabulous Changing Minds series about mental health.) Trudy’s housing model has been copied in Florida.

Her inspiring story is a vivid example of the power of one person to change a community.

Congratulations Trudy and the Brain Foundation!

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.

Learn more about Pete.