In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, join Tunefoolery and Daniel Fisher for a discussion about mental health treatment, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and a technique for supporting people dealing with mental health difficulties called Emotional CPR.
Tunefoolery Music, Inc. is a non-profit organization for musicians in mental health recovery. For over 20 years, we have been a community where musicians find purpose and identities as creative performing artists. Our musicians have performed for almost 200,000 people (as solo acts or ensembles) at mental health centers, hospitals, conferences, nursing homes, etc., as well as for the general public. In this era of reduced availability of mental health services for many low-income people, we emphasize our musicians’ strengths and the endless possibilities of healing and recovery.
While carrying out neurochemical research at the National Institutes of Health, after getting a PhD in biochemistry, Dr.Daniel Fisher was diagnosed with schizophrenia. He recovered, and to humanize the mental health system became a psychiatrist and has worked for 38 years as a board-certified, community psychiatrist, co-founder and CEO of the National Empowerment Center, a member of the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, President of the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery, and a professor at U. Mass Dept. of Psychiatry. He is one of the developers and trainers of Emotional CPR. He just published a book about his journey and that of our movement called "heartbeats of hope."
20% of all sales from 3PM-5PM will be donated to Tunefoolery.