Father Day’s Facebook Program Features Kevin and Me Today

(6-19-20)  Brandon Staglin interviewed us for a One Mind Facebook page program that will air today in preparation for Father’s Day. Here’s the press announcement.

Like the love that Garen Staglin and his family provided Brandon, father and veteran journalist Pete Earley experienced a similar situation when his son Kevin was diagnosed with a mental illness while in college. Pete’s loving support for his son and the roadblocks they experienced while trying to get Kevin help led Pete to writing the book Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness that tells their family’s story while also detailing the maze of contradictions, disparities and Catch-22s that make up America’s mental health system.

For this week’s Brain Waves webcast interview that airs this Friday, June 19th at Noon PT / 3pm ET, One Mind President Brandon Staglin will talk with Pete and Kevin Earley to discuss their road to recovery and how their father-son relationship evolved to become a partnership where they actively work together to support and maintain Kevin’s treatment and health.

In line with the Father’s Day theme, schizophrenia survivors Matthew Racher and Carlos Larrauri of the band FogDog will perform the ever-popular Cat Stevens song “Father and Son”.

This Brain Waves episode will air on our One Mind Facebook page, where you as a viewer will be able to type and post questions during the interview that Pete, Kevin and Brandon will answer in real-time. Visit the Brain Waves page on our website to learn more about this episode and to view it later if you cannot watch it on Friday at noon.

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.