Ron Bassman is a clinician with a history.
Diagnosed in 1969 as having schizophrenia, his treatments included electro-shock, insulin comas and massive doses of medication.
After he recovered from the "treatments" he began "... addressing the identity issues that had triggered my excursion into "madness," entered graduate school, earned a doctorate and have worked as a licensed psychologist in a state hospital, in private practice, ...and has been the executive director of a 7-county comprehensive mental health center
Now he has published a book about his life; A Fight to Be
. Directed at individuals, families, students, professors and clinicians with a compelling message: we can and must do better. Dr. Bassman is selling the book directly. Give him a look-see.
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