The third time scheduled was a charm and we had a wonderful time going in to Washington to be on Diane Rehm's talk show. Okay, so the car wouldn't start at first, and I missed a turn, but we got there without event. The show included our friend, Pete Earley, and two people who had experienced involuntary psychiatric hospitalizations, Lily and Jaime -- they both did a great job of talking about their experiences. Pete, the author of Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness and more recently co-author of the novel Treason, added a lot of life to the issue by talking about how hard it was to get his son care during a psychotic state years ago. The nice thing: Pete's son is doing great, as are the two women who called in.
If you'd like to listen, the link is here:
And Pete Earley wrote more about the show, including some of the Facebook Q&A after, on his blog.
As far as the photo goes, we took a vote and Diane Rehm definitely looks the best. What a great host and what a privilege to be on this marvelous radio show before she retires.