Richard Lawhern, PhD – Op-Ed Bio

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Richard (Red) Lawhern's primary interest is correcting the mis-application of psychosomatic medicine to patients who have unexplained chronic pain. In 18+ years of advocacy for...

Ron Coleman – Short Bio

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

Michelle Fouts – Op-Ed Bio

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Michele Fouts is a Licensed Psychologist and the Director of the Sapphire Center in New Haven, Vermont. She also maintains a small private practice...

Cassie Cramer – Short Bio

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Cassie is a social worker (MSW, LICSW) and active member of the Boston peer/recovery advocacy community.  She works with older adults in the community,...

Peter G√łtzsche – Op-Ed Bio

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Professor Peter C. G√łtzsche,¬†Director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre,¬†graduated as a master of science in biology and chemistry in 1974 and as a physician...

Johanna Ryan – Op-Ed Bio

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Johanna Ryan is a workers’ comp paralegal and a union and healthcare activist in Chicago. She may or may not have a biological brain disease,...

Michael Guy Thompson – Short Bio

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R. D. Laing in America: Psychoanalyst Michael Guy Thompson worked with Laing for many years and was instrumental in organizing and managing Laing's post-Kingsley Hall...

Wayne Munchel – Short Bio

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Trauma-informed Care Meets Pharma-informed Care: Social worker Wayne Munchel will focus on the intersection between trauma informed care/recovery models and biological psychiatry. Early intervention...

Steindór J. Erlingsson РShort Bio

A New Beginning: Steindór J. Erlingsson, a psychiatric survivor and an independent scholar, writes about his life and recovery, the consumer movement and mental...

Cyndi Roberts – Short Bio

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Yoga, meditation and nutrition are the practices Cyndi used to save her life after a 12-year battle with severe depression, anxiety and a misdiagnosis of bipolar...

Polly Trope – Op-Ed Bio

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Once a star-student of literature, unexpected twists of fate dragged Polly Trope (not her real name) through hell and back. She came out a...

Will Fudeman, LAc, LCSW – Op-Ed Bio

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Will Fudeman is a licensed acupuncturist, social worker, and Qi Gong instructor. His book Before Pharmaceuticals: Emotional Healing with Chinese Medicine (Bryce Cullen) tells true stories of...

Eleanor Longden

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Eleanor Longden is a doctoral researcher who has lectured and published internationally on aspects of voice hearing, trauma, psychosis, and recovery. She is current...

Suman Fernando – Short Bio

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A psychiatrist in the British National Health Service for over twenty years, Suman Fernando is now an academic, writer and advisor on mental health...

Julie Leonovs – Op-Ed Bio

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After a masters in Psychological Research Methods and a degree in psychology, Julie’s main focus has now switched to the myth of psychiatric diagnosis...

Kathy Brandt – Op-Ed Bio

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Kathy Brandt is a vocal advocate for mental health and writes a blog about the issues on her website: www.KathyBrandtAuthor.com. That advocacy and her...

Claire Weber

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Claire Weber has many perspectives about mental wellness and has been willing to wrestle with all of them to find her own personal truth. ...

Niall McClaren – Op-Ed Bio

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Jock McLaren is an Australian psychiatrist who worked 25yrs in the remote north of the country. He occupies himself delving into the philosophical basis...

Nev Jones – Short Bio

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Nev Jones is a doctoral student interested in the intersections of psychiatry, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience and "mad" studies. She is co-director of Chicago Hearing...

Steve Stone – Long/Short Bio

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Steve Stone is the Executive Director of the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County. He has worked in the community mental health field...

Barry Duncan – Short Bio

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Consumer Voice and Choice: Barry is author of 15 books including What's Right With You, highlighting the power of consumer partnership and the evidence for first-line...

Michael Gilbert, PsyD – Short Bio

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School Matters: An inside perspective on the public education system and how it contributes to the unnecessary labeling and medication of children. Dr. Gilbert also...

PJ Moynihan – Short Bio

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Crossing Over: EMMY-nominee PJ Moynihan has spent years immersed in the world of alternatives to the psychiatric paradigm. He writes of his work as...

Jay Watts – Short Bio

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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...

Jamin Peck – Short Bio

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Beliefs and Perceptions Change Outcomes: Having overcome the limiting beliefs and low expectations of the (well-intentioned, but) coercive ‚Äúhelping professionals,‚ÄĚ Jamin seeks to map...