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Olga Runciman – Long Bio

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DENMARK: VOICES FROM THE INSIDE OUT Olga Runciman is an international trainer and speaker as well as writer, campaigner and artist. She sees the hearing...

Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD – Long Bio

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CHANGE NOW Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD, is the owner of  WRAP and Recovery Books, and founder of the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery. She...

Douglas Bloch – Long Bio

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BEYOND PROZAC: A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO TREATING MOOD DISORDERS Douglas Bloch, MA, is an author, teacher and mental health coach who writes and speaks on...

Seth Farber, PhD – Long Bio

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Dr. Seth Farber is a writer, social critic, dissident psychologist, visionary, activist (in the human rights, Green and anti-war movements -- and a supporter...

Tom Stockmann, MD – Long Bio

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REFLECTIONS OF A UK PSYCHIATRY TRAINEE Tom Stockmann is a psychiatrist in London. He is critical of what he sees as the existing excessive biomedical emphasis in psychiatry. He is currently training...

Edward Opton, JD, PhD – Long Bio

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PSYCH DRUG ACTION CAMPAIGN Edward Opton, JD, PhD, is a full-time volunteer attorney at the National Center for Youth Law in Oakland, California.  He and colleagues...

David Baksh — Long Bio

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David Baksh,  co-director and cinematographer for Yoghurt Utopia, has had a diverse directing career, which spans broadcast TV, commercials, event visuals and award-winning digital ad campaigns,  making...

Matt Stevenson — Long Bio

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Matt Stevenson is a formerly psychotic American man. After suffering through and recovering from severe psychosis, he now works a normal job and is...

Daniel Mackler – Long Bio

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DISPATCHES FROM THE ROAD Daniel Mackler is the director of the 2008 documentary Take These Broken Wings, on recovery from schizophrenia without medication, and the...

Bruce Levine – Long Bio

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COMMONSENSE REBELLION Bruce E. Levine, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio. His latest book is Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists,...

George Atwood, PhD – Long Bio

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MEN ON HOOKS George Atwood, PhD, is a professor of Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University (retired), where he taught for 41 years. George has devoted...

Chris Gordon, MD – Long Bio

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Dr. Christopher Gordon is a board member of the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care and Medical Director and Senior Vice President for...

Janet Currie – Long Bio

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Janet Currie is a prescription drug safety advocate who lives and works in Victoria, BC. A researcher by profession, she initially learned the hard...

Stephen LaCorte – Long Bio

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Stephen LaCorte is an attorney in Texas who has worked in the oil and gas industry.  He was harmed by benzodiazepines after being negligently...

Susan Musante, LPCC – Long Bio

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Susan Musante, MS, LPCC, was the founding director of Soteria-Alaska, a model proven to be a highly effective alternative to hospitalization for newly diagnosed...

Steven Morgan – Long Bio

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Steven Morgan is Operations Manager and a trainer for Intentional Peer Support.  Over the past decade, he’s worked various peer support roles in both...

Carina HĂĄkansson – Long Bio

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ORDINARY LIFE THERAPY Carina Håkansson is a psychotherapist and manager at Family Care Foundation in Gothenburg, Sweden, which was founded in 1987.  Many of the...

Jen Padron, MED, CPS – Long Bio

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ON VISIONING A PEER WORKFORCE Jennifer Maria Padron is a national advocate for mental diversity in community public mental health care, outspoken activist, and a subject...

Norman Hoffman, MD – Long Bio

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Dr. Norman Hoffman is the Director of MedEgo mental health services, and former Director of the McGill Student Mental Health Service.  He has been...

Ethan Watters – Long Bio

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CRAZY LIKE US Ethan Watters is a journalist and speaker who has spent the last two decades writing about psychiatry and social psychology. He is...

Gary Kohls – Long Bio

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Dr. Kohls is a retired family physician who practiced holistic (non-drug) mental health care. His patients came to see him asking for help in...

Eric Maisel, PhD – Long Bio

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THE MEANING REVOLUTION Dr. Eric Maisel is the author of more than 40 books in the areas of creativity, meaning and mental health. A licensed...

naas siddiqui – Long Bio

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BIPOLAR - AN INSIDER'S TRANSPERSONAL PERSPECTIVE naas siddiqui is a psychiatric survivor and clinician. She has 14 years of experience in the community mental health and...

Michael Gilbert, PsyD – Long Bio

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SCHOOL MATTERS Michael Gilbert, PsyD, has over 23 years of experience working with children and families, including in foster care, group home, and hospital settings....

Liz Mullinar – Long Bio

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The Trauma Connection: Founder and Volunteer CEO of the Heal for Life Foundation (Mayumarri Centres), Liz Mullinar is a survivor of incest, sexual abuse...