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KMHS presents award-winning author

Kitsap Mental Health Services will present Pete Earley, former Washington Post reporter and author of “Crazy: A Father’s Search through America’s Mental Health Madness.”

Earley will speak about his book at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center. His book chronicles Earley’s investigation of our country’s mental health system as a result of his experience with his own son’s mental illness.

Earley is the author of 10 other books, most of which are investigative pieces. His first book, “Family of Spies: Inside the John Walker Spy Ring,” resulted in a CBS mini-series and “Circumstantial Evidence,” the story of a man unjustly sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit, won the 16th Robert F. Kennedy Book award, the 1995 Edgar award for best fact crime book, and has been slated for production as a feature film. The author will autograph books purchased at the event. Admission is free. A donation to KMHS of $10 is suggested.

Earley’s visit is co-sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Brian Wicks (president, The Doctors Clinic) and Eve Willett (Eve Willett Agency Inc.), with support from Barnes & Noble, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) — Kitsap Chapter and S & S Security Services.

Kitsap Mental Health Services is the primary provider of mental health services for Kitsap County, offering a continuum of care to children, adults and older adults and their families. Access to most KMHS services is dependent on Medicaid eligibility or eligibility for other state funding. Emergency services are available to all regardless of income. Call (360) 405-4010 for information about services.

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