Second Story Respite – Short Bio

Learning Through Relationships: Staffed by people who have learned from their lived experience of mood swings, fear, voices, visions, etc., Second Story is an opportunity to experience change and to learn new responses through relationships with the assumption that we all inherently know what we need.


Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own.