Welcome to the Dorothea Dix Think Tank


In Memorium,  Dean K. Brooks, M.D.,  July 22, 1916 – May 30, 2013

The Dorothea Dix Think Tank honors the life and legacy of our friend and colleague, Dr. Dean Brooks, by continuing the work he began here.

Our mission is to decriminalize mental illness.
We do this by changing the process by which people with mental illness enter jails and prisons and by creating alternatives to incarcerating people with mental illness.
Eulogies to Dean were published in newspapers and blogs across the nation, including the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, the Statesman Journal, KATU News, and the blogs of his friends Bob Nikkel and Pete Earley.




The Dorothea Dix Think Tank is a fund of the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care