I Got Better (.org) Seeks Videos of Recovery from Hopelessness

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The “I Got Better” website (igotbetter.org) seeks personal video testimonials of recovery from hopelessness about ever recovering while in the mental health system. The website aims to change attitudes – in individuals and in society in general – about extreme mental and emotional distress by “going viral” with images of people who overcame hopelessness to define recovery and wellness for themselves.

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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]