Dr. Ron Breazeale is a clinical psychologist with over thirty years experience in the fields of mental health and drug and alcohol treatment.
Reaching Home is about the world he grew up in as a child with a birth defect in the “Atomic City,” Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where his parents lived and worked. He has worn a prosthetic hook most of his life.
In his latest book, Duct Tape Isn't Enough: Survival Skills FOr The 21st Century, Dr. Breazeale extensively examines our country’s past to sort out what will and won’t work in the present. As he points out, “Technology, like duct tape, is a wonderful invention, but neither is enough
to hold our world together. A GPS unit may help you find your way to the hospital, but it will not help you find your way when you’re feeling lost in the ICU waiting room as your spouse clings to life.”
Dr. Breazeale is was one of the founders of Maine Resilience and has designed, administered and edited numerous programs and publications that focus on the psychological skills and attitudes that can prevent emotional problems and increase life satisfaction
He is married and has one child, a daughter, and now lives and works in southern Maine.