Mental health advocate will bring his message to High Hopes fundraiser

Pete Earley

Author and mental health advocate Pete Earley

Thursday, April 14, 6 p.m., Manor House, Mason

Pete Earley, author of “Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness,” will be the keynote speaker at A Night of High Hopes.

A cocktail reception and silent auction will be followed by dinner and Earley’s speech. There will also be an auction.

The spring fundraiser is presented by High Hopes, the Lindner Center of HOPE’s fundraising auxiliary. Proceeds will benefit bipolar and mood disorders research at Lindner Center.

Event co-chairs are Dianne Brown and Ruthie Keefe.

Earley is a writer, journalist, storyteller and mental health advocate. After a 14-year career in journalism, he became a full-time author. Earley has published 17 books, including four New York Times bestsellers. “Crazy” was a 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist. When his life unraveled because of the events recounted in his book, he joined the National Alliance on Mental Illness to advocate for strong public awareness, and ultimately, reform.

Tickets are $75., or Kathy Bechtold, 791-8133

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