Bonnie Schell – Short Bio

On Our Own, Together: Bonnie Schell is co-editor of On Our Own, TOGETHER: Peer Programs for People with Mental Illness, and has been an active member of Psychiatric Inmates Rights Collective, founder of Mental Health Client Action Network drop-in in Santa Cruz, CA, and Board Chair of North Carolina Consumer Advocacy, Networking and Support Organization.


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.