Lauren Spiro – Long Bio


Lauren Spiro’s vision of social justice and mental health liberation fuels her work, which is focused on inspiring compassionate action and spreading innovative and collaborative healing and community development. More specifically, she is dedicated to embodying inner peace to create global peace. Her 30+ year career has focused on transforming mental health care, but now she is reaching out to diverse community stakeholders – reconstructing the village – in developing our capacity for feeling deeply connected, appreciating the vast creativity of the human mind, and building pathways so that everyone may come home. She has an MA in Clinical/Community Psychology and is a visionary thinker, schizophrenia survivor, educator, artist, consultant, co-founder of Emotional CPR, the former director of the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery and author of a recently published memoir, Living for Two:  A Daughter’s Journey From Grief and Madness to Forgiveness and PeaceVisit her online at