pete earley
Earley: A Short Documentary
I live with mental illness and want people to share their stories, so others can see that they are not alone and that recovery is possible. Kevin Earley deal...

Hey everyone!  Stop for a minute and take 10 minutes out of your day to watch this short documentary I directed!!  If you live with mental illness this would be really good for you to watch.  Recovery and coping is possible and you are not alone!  This film is also informative to everyone else as well, you’ll get the idea of what a mental illness really is, and that they are real illnesses!  We need to diminish the stigma and help those struggling!  I personally deal with mental illness and I will continue to battle my brain!

anonymous asked:

I remember you publishing a long list of books about young killers or true crime books in general but I can't find it anymore... Am I wrong? If not can you repost it please?

I can’t find it but here are some suggestions

  • A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard
  • The Hillside Stranglers by Darcy O'Brien
  • A Deadly Game by Catherine Crier
  • Whoever Fights Monsters by Robert K. Ressler
  • Bully by Jim Schutze
  • Born Evil by Adrian Havill
  • A Father’s Story by Lionel Dahmer
  • Bind, Torture, Kill by Roy Wenzl, Tim Potter, L. Kelly, and Hurst Laviana
  • Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters by Pete Vronsky
  • Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters by Peter Langman
  • The Night Stalker: The Life and Times of Richard Ramirez by Philip Carlo
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • Inside the Criminal Mind by Stanton E. Samenow
  • The Shooting Game: The Making Of School Shooters by Joseph Lieberman
  • The Hot House by Pete Earley
  • The Serial Killer Letters by Jennifer Furio
  • Escape by Carolyn Jessop
  • The Barefoot Bandit by Bob Friel
  • Lustmord: The Writings and Artifacts of Murderers

There are more I can’t think of right now!  I picked some new ones up recently but I have yet to read them.  I’ll post about them once I read them!

“We lock up the mentally ill because they terrify us. We are afraid of them and even more frightened of what they symbolize. We want to believe they did something that caused their insanity. That is why we can justify housing them in inhumane conditions and punishing rather than treating them. The federal government says mental illness is a chemical imbalance, and because of that it’s a sickness and not something, as Rachel Diaz said, that anyone seeks or wants or deserves to get any more than he seeks, wants, or deserves to get a cold.

But deep down, we really don’t want to believe it’s true. Because if we did, we would have to admit: It could happen to us. It could happen to me. I could become the sniveling, deranged creature hiding under the steel bunk nibbling on day-old orange peels. And that is such a frightening thought that we quietly search for explanations to prove that the mentally ill really aren’t like us and they somehow deserve the torment they suffer.”

- Pete Earley, Crazy