Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Jay Watts – Short Bio

Reclaiming the Unconscious: Jay writes about how conventional psychiatry treatment can work against and damage the psyche’s attempts to recover from trauma. She focuses on...

Cindi Fisher – Short Bio

M.O.M.S: Cindi Fisher is founder of the organization M.O.M.S. She networks moms and others together to support each other in advocating for themselves or their...

Pat Bracken, MD – Short Bio

Pat is Clinical Director of the Mental Health Service in West Cork, Ireland, and a founder of the UK Critical Psychiatry Network. He tries to...

Surge of Student Suicides Pushes Las Vegas Schools to Reopen

From The New York Times: Firmly linking teen suicides to school closings is difficult, but rising mental health emergencies point to the toll the pandemic lockdown is taking.

Julia Rucklidge – Short Bio

Nutrition and Mental Health: Julia's interest in nutrition and mental illness grew out of her own research showing poor outcomes for children with psychiatric illness despite...

Ron Coleman – Short Bio

Ron is a Director of Working to Recovery, Ltd., an innovative mental health training , consultancy and publishing business. He is also a director...

Marilyn Wedge – Short Bio

Thinking Outside the Kid: Marilyn Wedge is a family therapist, creator of Strategic Child-Focused Family Therapy, and author of Pills Are Not For Preschoolers: A...

Reid Bertino — Short Bio

Reid Bertino is a 30 year old man with a long history with the mental health system. From start to finish, the mental health...

Some Schools Bringing Back Corporal Punishment; Parents Opt In as Students Protest

From TODAY: "Corporal punishment signals to the child that a way to settle interpersonal conflicts is to use physical force and inflict pain," said the American Academy of Pediatrics in a 2014 statement.

Sean Donovan – Short Bio

Recounting Chimera: Sean writes about issues of civil rights, human rights, personal experiences and the madness created when founding myths of liberty, justice and...

Why Parents Should Be Concerned With ‘EQ,’ Not Just IQ

From The Washington Post: We’ve long underestimated and ignored emotional intelligence, especially in kids, instead focusing on academic success and testing them to measure it.

Jim Gottstein – Short Bio

Law, Alternatives and Change: A Harvard-educated lawyer and long time activist for change in the mental health system writes about law as it relates...

Phil Borges – Op-Ed Bio

For more than 25 years, Phil has been documenting indigenous and tribal cultures, striving to create an understanding of the challenges they face.  His...

ADHD Drugs Are Convenient to Get Online. Maybe Too Convenient

From Bloomberg Businessweek: Backed by SoftBank and promoted by Simone Biles, Cerebral has built the fastest-growing online mental health business. Former employees say the rapid expansion comes at the expense of patient care.

Dorothy Dundas – Short Bio

Finding Resilience: Institutionalized in the 1960s, Dorothy was labeled "schizophrenic" and underwent 40 insulin coma/electroshock "treatments." She experienced and witnessed many atrocities.  Luck, determination, anger...

Campaign for Real Change in Mental Health Policy – Short Bio

The Campaign for REAL Change in Mental Health Policy was initiated in opposition to The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646), introduced by...

Jean Davison – Op-Ed

Jean Davison is an author, speaker and mental health worker/trainer in the UK. Her memoir, The Dark Threads (Accent Press), is about her experiences as...

Patrick Landman, MD – Short Bio

Patrick Landman, MD, is a French psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, lawyer, and Chairman of STOP DSM. His interests include how institutions — such as Institutional Psychotherapy — can be...

Jonathan Dosick – Short Bio

Toward Peer-Friendly Public Policy: A peer activist, Jonathan Dosick writes about obstacles his community faces due to continuing refusal by governments, industry and the public...

Peter Gajdics – Short Bio

Peter Gajdics has been published internationally, including in The Advocate, The Q Review, New York Tyrant, The Gay and Lesbian Review/Worldwide, Gay Times, The Printed Blog, and Opium, where he won their...

I Went Undercover to Expose Abuse at a Mental Health ‘Hospital’

From the BBC: 'Patients' are being locked away, abused, and neglected in the formative years of their lives, as one of the UK's biggest mental health 'hospitals' actually makes them worse.

Emily Lupsor — Short bio

Emily Lupsor is a social worker in Charlotte, North Carolina where she uses her lived experience to inform her practice. Emily facilitates a mutual...

Vera Sharav – Op-Ed Bio

Vera Sharav, a professional law librarian turned public advocate for human rights, is the founder and president of the Alliance for Human Research Protection...

Dion Zessin – Op-Ed Bio

Dion Zessin is a freelance psychiatric researcher and writer, and author of the book Codex Alternus: A Research Collection of Alternative and Complementary Treatments...

Much Madness: A Survivor’s Guide to Extreme States for Young Adults

From Hive Mutual Support Network: A new collection of personal stories shares what eight people who experienced psychosis or extreme states in their youth found helpful in their journies.