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October 17th 2011:A Legacy of Madness

A Legacy of Madness portrays Tom Davis's captivating discoveries of mental illness throughout generations of his family. Investigating his mother's history led to that of Davis's grandfather, an alcoholic, who was a top administrator at one of the largest psychiatric hospitals in the country; his great-grandfather who died of self-inflicted gas asphyxiation during the Depression; and his great-great grandmother who, with her eldest son, completed suicide one tragic day. Ultimately, four generations of family members showed clear signs of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and alcoholis

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Tom Davis

Tom Davis is the Jersey Shore regional editor at Patch.com. He was previously an award-winning editor and reporter in New Jersey for The Record of Bergen County where he wrote “Coping”, one of the nation’s only mental health columns, for five years. He was named "Citizen of the Year" in 2007 by the American Psychiatric Association's New Jersey chapter. He also teaches journalism classes at Rutgers University and has taught a groundbreaking course on mental health issues in the media at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. He was one of six people in the nation to win the Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship in 2004. Tom is also the editor, writer and publisher of Cop
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