Robert Berezin, MD – Short Bio

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Robert Berezin has been in private practice and taught psychiatry at Harvard Medical School for thirty years. He is the author of Psychotherapy of...

Bonnie Burstow, PhD – Short Bio

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Deconstructing the Institution: Dr. Burstow is a faculty member at University of Toronto, and an antipsychiatry activist. She writes about language, institutional ruling, resistance, and...

Philip Thomas – Short Bio

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English Madness: Co-founder and former co-chair of the Critical Psychiatry Network, psychiatrist Philip Thomas writes of madness, meaning and culture.

Sean Donovan – Short Bio

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

Aubrey Ellen Shomo – Short Bio

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Fixing A Broken World: A psychiatric survivor activist contemplates the mental health system, stigma, science, law and culture, politics, and the practical realities of fighting...

Lucy Johnstone – Short Bio

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Beyond Psychiatric Diagnosis: Lucy writes about replacing psychiatric diagnosis with a formulation-based approach that explores personal meaning within relational and social contexts, and she reflects on...

Scott Spicer, MPH, CPSS – Short Bio

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Advocacy to Action: Scott is Founder and Senior Partner of Spicer's Consulting, dedicated to improving health, one step at a time. He has worked in Supported...

Dr. Dennis Embry – Op-Ed Bio

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Dennis D. Embry is a prominent prevention scientist in the United States and Canada, trained as clinician and developmental and child psychologist. He is...

Claudia Gold, MD – Short Bio

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The Silenced Child: As a pediatrician bringing perspectives from developmental psychology, psychoanalysis, and neuroscience, Dr. Gold explores the ways in which listening to parents...

AuĂ°ur AxelsdĂłttir – Short Bio

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Mindpower: AuĂ°ur will be blogging about her work in Iceland, as the director of the foundation of Hugarafl (Mindpower), as well as their goals...

David W. Oaks – Short Bio

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Psychiatric Survivor Activist Tells Mad Movement Stories for Mental Health Justice: After the mental health system abused David with forced psychiatric drugs and labels...

Steve Imperato — Short Bio

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Steve Imperato is a thinker and writer diagnosed with rapid cycling bipolar disorder.  He is mainly concerned with battling the "disorder" label and exploring...

Short Bio – David Healy

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Data Based Medicine: David writes of his ongoing work as a founder of RxISK.org, whose mission is to capture the data that is missing for...

Scott Shannon, MD – Short Bio

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Wholeness: Scott has been a holistic doctor and psychiatrist for over thirty years. He has taught physicians and psychiatrists all over the world about...

Steven Francesco – Short Bio

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Off-Label: Steven Francesco is a highly respected and active thought-leader in his industry.  He has testified five times publicly before the U.S. Food and...

Eugene Epstein – Short Bio

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Steps to a Post-Therapeutic Future: With a strong interest in how popular culture and psychiatry/psychotherapy reflexively influence one another, Eugene writes critically about aspects of...

Lisa D. – Short Bio

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Lisa D. is a psychiatric survivor, wife, and mother of five adopted children who owns and operates an off-premise catering company with her husband....

Val Marsh – Op-ed Bio

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Valerie L. Marsh, MSW, is Executive Director of the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR). Marsh received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social...

Mariaelena Bartesaghi – Op-ed Bio

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Mariaelena Bartesaghi teaches Communication at the University Of South Florida. Her research on psychiatry as an institutional discourse of authority has been published in various...

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...

Michael Rock – Short Bio

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The Plant Speaks: Michael Rock has been a group psychotherapist for 25 years. His areas of interests include promoting a national discussion on mental...

Matthew Britts – Short Bio

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Matt is a survivor of child abuse and has been working with other survivors for ten years. Matt is currently completing a PhD investigating psychological...

Iden Campbell McCollum, CPRP – Short Bio

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Iden Campbell McCollum believes that The Great Turning is happening, and though our generation may not see the full fruits of our labor it’s up...

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,...

Heather Duke – Short Bio

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Heather Duke is a neurofeedback technician at Stone Mountain Center in New Paltz, NY, an outpatient psychotherapy practice that offers neurofeedback among other modalities....