David Webb – Short Bio

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Thinking About Suicide: David Webb argues that suicide prevention needs a broad community conversation that challenges the status quo thinking about suicide. At the...

Sera Davidow – Short Bio

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Tangible Intangibilities: Sera writes here to share her thoughts on how the language we choose and our apparent need to concretize the inherently complex...

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...

Faith Rhyne – Short Bio

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Drawing New Lines: Faith Rhyne is a recovery educator, an advocate, and a storyteller. She enjoys exploring the role that narrative and culture play in...

Jennifer Maurer – Short Bio

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Finding Our Way Home: As managing director for the Mother Bear Family Mental Health Network, Jennifer helps guide the development of family-led mental health education...

Jay Joseph – Short Bio

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The Gene Illusion: Jay Joseph brings a critical perspective to claims in the media and the academic literature that disordered genes underlie psychiatric disorders. His...

Jacks McNamara – Short Bio

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Making Meaning out of Madness: A psych survivor and activist, Jacks uses poetry and prose to examine the intersections between trauma, spirituality, identity and...

Matt Samet – Short Bio

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The Other Side: Matt Samet, a freelance writer and editor in Colorado, maintains a Facebook page and has detailed his story in a memoir, Death Grip,...

Kelly Brogan – Short Bio

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Third Path Psychiatry: Kelly Brogan, MD, ABIHM, is a Manhattan-based holistic women’s health psychiatrist, author of the new book A Mind of Your Own, co-editor of the...

MindFreedom – Short Bio

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MindFreedom International leads a nonviolent revolution of freedom, equality, truth and human rights that unites people affected by the mental health system with movements...

Peter Lehmann – Short Bio

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Stop The Professional Monologue: Peter Lehmann, Honorary Doctor for "scientific and humanitarian contribution to the rights of the people with psychiatric experience," writes about coming...

Jacqui Dillon – Short Bio

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The Hearing Voices Movement: Jacqui Dillon writes about the rapidly expanding, worldwide Hearing Voices movement which contests the traditional psychiatric relationship of dominant-expert clinician...

Lucinda Jewell – Short Bio

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Mental Health NOW: the Opportunity for Wellness: What would be possible if Mental Health Conditions were viewed as gifts that require effective management and...

Second Story Respite – Short Bio

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Learning Through Relationships: Staffed by people who have learned from their lived experience of mood swings, fear, voices, visions, etc., Second Story is an opportunity...

Dan Hazen – Short Bio

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A Call To Action: Daniel writes about human rights as a framework to mobilize and organize for liberation and self-determination. He presents strategies for...

Mo Yee Lee – Short Bio

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Utilizing strength and empowerment: Promoting dialogue and knowledge that for a strengths-based, systemic approach to diverse mental health conditions, this blog's focus is on...

Short Bio – Sharna Olfman

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Childhood In America: Sharna Olfman, author, academic and psychologist, critiques America's failure to support children's psychological development through its public policies, parenting practices, educational and...

Oryx Cohen – Short Bio

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Healing Voices: Oryx is a leader in the international consumer/survivor/ex-patient movement. Currently, he is the Director of the National Empowerment Center’s Technical Assistance Center....

Yana Jacobs – Short Bio

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Transformation Through Peer Respite: Yana is the Senior Program Officer with the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care. She brings 30-plus years of experience...

Melissa Bond – Short Bio

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Killer Brain Candy: After 2 years of Ativan for pregnancy-related insomnia, and the knowledge that the drug was slowly disassembling her brain and body, Melissa...

Richard Lewis – Short Bio

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Addiction, Biological Psychiatry and the Disease Model: Richard D. Lewis, MEd, has worked with addictions for the past 19 years in New Bedford, MA. Richard discusses the...

Paul Andrews – Short Bio

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Paul W. Andrews is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster University in Canada. His work on the...

Vanessa Krasinski – Short Bio

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Embodied Healing: Vanessa writes about the impact of trauma, and the transformative power of embodied healing practices. Her interests in alternative therapies arise from...

Doug Bloch – Short Bio

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Beyond Prozac: Author, teacher, and mental health coach Douglas Bloch writes on using holistic tools and coping strategies to manage the symptoms of depression, anxiety...

Stuart Shipko, MD – Short Bio

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Shooting The Odds: Dr. Shipko is a psychiatrist in private practice in Pasadena, CA and author of Surviving Panic Disorder and Xanax Withdrawal. Drawn...