One Book, One Community

24 Sep

I’m excited for the One Book, One Community events this fall. Our community is reading Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness. I haven’t read it yet, but considering the events in this country over the last few months, I think that the mental health crisis is definitely much more in the limelight than it has been in a long time. I’m curious to see if any of our high school teachers will bring this book into the classrooms. I know my University instructor friends will.

Have you read the book? Do you have ideas for how to teach it? Do you want to join my book group? 🙂

You can read the first chapter here.

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One Response to “One Book, One Community”

  1. Mary Akialis September 27, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    I am reading “Crazy” for my library book club. It is very compelling and spot on accurate. I have some personal experience trying to navigate the mental health care system for a loved one (though thankfully not the criminal justice system,) and my experiences/frustrations mimicked those of the author and the families he writes about. It seems “crazy” to me that we are leaving decisions about health care in the hands of the irrational. The pendulum has swung too far in the other direction, in my opinion.

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