This Book Could Help You Change the Mental Health System Forever: Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill

Insane Consequences book

I am proud to say Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill is now available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

This critically important book gives people who care about the seriously mentally ill the facts they need to be better advocates and provides specific guidance on how to force the mental health system to deliver better treatment. It documents the failure of the mental health system, tells who is to blame, provides you direct links to policy and treatment research, and describes specific actionable ideas to reform the system. The brilliant foreword by Dr. E. Fuller Torrey (Author, Surviving Schizophrenia) puts these proposals in perspective.

Please pre-order Insane Consequences on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.  For the record, 100% of my proceeds will go to Mental Illness Policy Org. and other organizations working to improve care for the seriously ill. I am not making a nickel on this, I am simply trying to help. It is 340 pages and we have kept the pre-order price low, considering the size of the book: $25 for hard cover and $11.99 for Nook and Kindle. Both Amazon and Barnes and Noble let you read a detailed description of the book and they include reviews of my past work.

(Note: if you buy it via, a portion of the proceeds will go direct from Amazon to the charity of your choice. I would suggest Treatment Advocacy Center or whatever is important to you.)

Thank you for considering pre-ordering Insane Consequences. I don’t think you will be disappointed and I know you will be helping improve care for others who have serious mental illness. Thanks for all you do. Please share with others who care.

DJ Jaffe is Executive Director of the non-partisan Mental Illness Policy Org., and author of Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill. He is a critic of the mental health industry for ignoring the seriously ill, and has been advocating for better treatment for individuals with serious mental illness for over 30 years. He has written op-eds on the intersection of mental health and criminal justice policy for the New York Times, Wall St. Journal and the Washington Post. New York Magazine has credited him with being the driving force behind the passage of New York’s Kendra’s Law and Congress incorporated ideas proposed by DJ in the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act.