Jonathan Leo/Jeffrey Lacasse – Short Bio

Rethinking the Broken Brain: Two researchers, writing jointly, take a critical look at the evidence for the biological basis of mental disorders.

Lisbeth Riis Cooper – Short Bio

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Bringing Hope Home: Mother Bears Lisbeth Riis Cooper and Jennifer Maurer share how the Mother Bear Community Action Network is uniting families to create mental health...

Matthew Morris – Op-Ed Bio

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Matthew is the Operational Director for Stepping Stones Community Outreach, which is based in Ipswich in the UK. Stepping Stones Community Outreach is part...

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...

Jean Davison – Op-Ed

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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...

Carl Elliott – Short Bio

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Enemy of the People: Carl Elliott is a professor at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota. He writes on the medical-industrial complex,...

Randy Paterson, PhD, RPsych – Short Bio

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Psychology and Therapy, Inside and Out: Director of Changeways Clinic and a practicing psychologist in Vancouver, Canada, Randy Paterson blogs about psychotherapy, mood disorders, mental health policy, and...

Laura Delano – Short Bio

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Journeying Back To Self: Laura Delano is an ex-mental patient who writes about her thirteen years of psychiatric indoctrination, how she woke up in 2010,...

Eric Maisel, PhD – Short Bio

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The Meaning Revolution: Dr. Maisel writes on the effects of meaning and life purpose on emotional health. He argues that current mental health practices pay...

Pat Risser – Short Bio

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Pat Risser is an award-winning trainer, facilitator, speaker, author and consultant. He has been a human rights activist and mental health advocate for over...

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...

China Mills – Short Bio

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Exporting Disorders: Global Markets in Madness: What happens when psychiatry  travels to low and middle income countries? Should access to sometimes harmful psychotropic drugs be...

Rachel Cooper, PhD – Short Bio

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Rachel Cooper is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Lancaster University, U.K. Her publications include Diagnosing the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Karnac, 2014), Psychiatry and...

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...

Gretchen LeFever Watson – Short Bio

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Live and Learn: Dr. Watson is a clinical psychologist, President of Safety and Learning Solutions, and adjunct faculty member at Old Dominion University. Contact her...

Kelvin Young – Short Bio

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Kelvin Young is the manager of Advocacy Unlimited‚Äôs intentional living space, ‚ÄúToivo.‚ÄĚ He believes that healing begins from within. After many years of suffering...

David Ross – Short Bio

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Getting From Here to There: David Ross writes about the efforts in Ashland, County Ohio to move its mental health and drug/alcohol system towards a...

Julia Rucklidge – Short Bio

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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...

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...

Lyn Legere – Short Bio

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Experiential Wisdom: Lyn writes about the power of lived experience to change hearts and minds, and the ups and downs of trying to bring...

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...

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...

J. Doe ‚ÄĒ Op-Ed bio

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The author has a BS in Biology/Health Science and went on to complete a professional post-graduate master's program and certification. While starting their career,...

Corinna West – Short Bio

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Wellness Wordworks: Corinna West writes about the business she founded, which coordinates people suffering from emotional distress to provide instant peer support for one...

Rachel Waddingham – Short Bio

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Alternatives in the UK: Using her experience of developing innovative projects for people who hear voices (including children, young people and people in prison)...