Author, Mental Health, Inc: How Corruption, Lax Oversight and Failed Reforms Endanger Our Most Vulnerable Citizens https://amzn.to/3wJ47r4
I also wrote for Newsweek a series on the VA's maltreatment of veterans, including a cover story, along with articles on failed, abusive and sometimes deadly mental health and addiction treatment programs [https://tinyurl.com/xsuhh2z5]. (I've followed behavioral health issues for years: I am also the author of 2005's PPI report, Parity-Plus: A Third Way Approach to Fix America's Mental Health System.
Some recent media appearances and magazine excerpts can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/ArtLDC/posts/10155321415195743. Recently, I took a prescient look in September 2020 for The Washington Monthly at how Donald Trump planed to raise doubts about voting machines to discredit the election results [https://washingtonmonthly.com/2020/09/23/donald-trumps-favorite-voting-machines/]. In addition, I explored for HuffPost how patients with chronic pain and cancer are being harmed by the crackdown on opioid prescribing: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/government-crackdown-opioid-prescriptions-pain-patients_us_5b51ec57e4b0fd5c73c4a42e. I'm currently researching a health-related investigative project with a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism.
Parent: Independent journalist
Areas of Expertise
Health care, editing, writing, research, investigations,etc.