State Of Mind Series Highlights Changes To Vermont Mental Health System


Vermont Public Radio’s series State of Mind will explore the ripples through Vermont’s mental health system since Tropical Storm Irene washed away the State Hospital. In four reports, airing Monday October 21st through Thursday October 24th (at noon and 7 pm Eastern Time on Vermont Public Radio, and available as well online), the series will focus on community mental health centers, the controversy over involuntary medication and other issues, as well as profiles of Vermonters living with mental health issues.

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Kermit Cole
Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America, works in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a couples and family therapist. Inspired by Open Dialogue, he works as part of a team and consults with couples and families that have members identified as patients. His work in residential treatment — largely with severely traumatized and/or "psychotic" clients — led to an appreciation of the power and beauty of systemic philosophy and practice, as the alternative to the prevailing focus on individual pathology. A former film-maker, he has undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology from Harvard University, as well as an MFT degree from the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is a doctoral candidate with the Taos Institute and the Free University of Brussels. You can reach him at [email protected].