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Suggested Books


Handbook of LGBT Issues in Community Mental Health
Essential reading for all mental health professionals, gay or straight

Cracked Not Broken
The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognizable structures to define a modern city. Yet, for author Kevin Hines the bridge is not merely a marker of a place or a time.

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness 
In her bestselling classic, An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison changed the way we think about moods and madness.

Overcoming Crystal Meth Addiction: An Essential Guide to Getting Clean
Dr. Steven Lee, MD, a psychiatrist who specializes in crystal meth addiction, offers a complete guide to the drug, its effects, and how to overcome it.

The Politics of Crystal Meth: Gay Men Share Stories of Addiction and Recovery
A non-profit executive, governmental employee, financial advisor, travel agent, student, fashion designer - what these gay men have in common is a knowledge of pain, obsession, despair, degradation, and finally freedom from the one element that connects their stories: crystal meth 

Lavender Light: Daily Meditations For Gay Men In Recovery
In the first book of daily meditations written especially for gay men in recovery, simple yet powerful words of wisdom speak of this unique experience--and reflect upon issues that are rarely addressed by support groups or recovery literature.

Vastly More Than That: Stories of Lesbian and Gay Men in Recovery
An articulate and thoughtful analysis of gay men and lesbian women navigating the recovery maze explores both the universality of the recovery experience and the special nature of recovery as gay men and lesbian women experience it. 

Suggested Published Papers & Articles

The Psychology of Illness

HIV and the Brain, Then and Now 

The Return of Spencer Cox

Mental Health and HIV, The Uncharted Territory 

Demand for Addiction Services Could Double in

Double Stigma, Double Challenge: Mental Health and HIV

Addressing the Hidden LGBT Heath Disparity

HIV Outcomes Could Improve by Integrating Treatment of Comorbid Mental Illness

The Insidious Effects of Trauma and PTSD


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Bert Coffman
Charles Maurice
Virgil Parrett
Michael Burns
Mark A. Davis
Mary and Paul Willi
Dot Quimby
Joseph Leahy
Tien Chiu
Diane Lombardi
Kandy and Chuck Cohn
Kevin Garrity
Ed and Cindy Spicer

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A2A Alliance - A2A founder Jeff Bell speaks to me about my story and my advocacy - September 2015 - click here


Celebrating 100 Unsung Heroes - Dec 2013 - read the article by clicking here

Wearing Red and Green - May 2013 - by Stephen Puibello. Read the article by clicking here

Sane - Spring 2011 - Sane is the go-to source for educational and social support for people living with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. Read the article here


HIV Plus - May/June 2008 - Published HIV/AIDS related stories - Ask+Tell Interview with HIV PLUS Magazine. Read the interview at HIV PLUS Magazine 


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