I had announced my first Open Mic program three days earlier on the Frequent Alerts and the moment the hour began at 4 pm New York time six phone lines lit up. I took many great calls from India, Canada and across the US. Questions like “Is schizophrenia curable?” and “Do bipolar people have to keep having manic episodes if they don’t take drugs?” as well as “How do I help my son sleep?” brought thoughtful and hopeful exchanges.
A Chicago colleague I hadn’t heard from in decades stimulated enlightening reminisces about how Ginger and I led the successful fight to stop the racist, eugenic Federal Violence Initiative in the 1980s.
PRN did a truly professional job of handling the calls smoothly and keeping the show in a great rhythm.
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Peter R. Breggin, MD