Olga Runciman – Short Bio

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Denmark: Voices From the Inside Out: Olga Runciman has worked as a psychiatric nurse and been a patient of the self-same system. She was told...

Carina Hakansson – Short Bio

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Ordinary Life Therapy: Carina Håkansson is founder of the Family Care Foundation and The Extended Therapy Room Foundation in Gothenburg, Sweden.  She writes about psychiatry and societal treatment...

Maria Bradshaw – Short Bio

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DelusionNZ: Maria Bradshaw, who currently lives in County Wicklow, Ireland, writes of social models of suicide prevention, pharmacovigilance, and alternatives to psychiatric interventions for...

Nadia Mahjoub – Short Bio

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Mad in Belgium: Nadia is convinced there are better ways to help people in crisis than what is provided generally in psychiatric care in...

Ron Unger – Short Bio

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Dialogues with Madness: A therapist and educator specializing in cognitive therapy for psychosis, Ron Unger explores emerging understandings of psychosis and of efforts to change...

Sami Timimi, MD – Short Bio

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No More Psychiatric Labels: A child and adolescent psychiatrist, Sami Timimi writes about the Critical Psychiatry movement, an international network of doctors (primarily psychiatrists)...

Jill Littrell – Short Bio

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Life Style Can Change the Brain: A clinical psychologist, Jill Littrell writes about research studies of psychiatric medications, and interventions to bolster natural resilience through...

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Get Off Prescription Drugs: Psychotherapist Elliot Goldberg writes about his experiences running an outpatient rehab program that helps people get off prescription drugs, and...

Jack Carney – Short Bio

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Up the River: A social worker, Jack Carney writes on the contradictions and hypocrisies of the public mental health system, and promotes and applauds acts...

Carolyn Crowder – Short Bio

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Discipline, Not Drugs: A psychologist whose primary interest is Adlerian parent education, Carolyn Crowder writes about parenting methods and attitudes that facilitate better relationships with children...

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...

Will Hall – Short Bio

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Living With Mental Diversity: New visions of what it means to be human from a counselor trained in Open Dialogue at the Institute for Dialogic...

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...

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.

Michael Cornwall – Short Bio

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An Alternative Understanding of The Nature of Madness: Dr. Cornwall wants this blog to help deepen our understanding of the mystery of madness and help us...

Sascha Altman DuBrul – Short Bio

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Navigating the Space Between Brilliance and Madness: An activist writes of The Icarus Project, which is a network of radical support groups, an arts and...

Gina Nikkel – Short Bio

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Expect Recovery: The executive director of the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care tells of how the foundation is partnering with private philanthropy to...

Daniel Mackler – Short Bio

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Dispatches From the Road: A filmmaker and former psychotherapist tells about making his three documentaries about recovery from "madness," and about meeting with peer...

Keris Myrick – Short Bio

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Pushing the Mad Envelope: As CEO of a peer-run organization, mental health consumer, advocate and visionary change agent, Keris writes about pressing issues facing...

Sandra Steingard – Short Bio

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Anatomy of a Psychiatrist: Dr. Steingard chronicles how she is integrating information from Anatomy of an Epidemic into her community mental health practice. She also...

Jim Gottstein – Short Bio

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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...

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,...

Ed Pigott, PhD – Short Bio

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The STAR*D Scandal: A psychologist who has spent five years ‚Äúdeconstructing‚ÄĚ the NIMH‚Äôs large study of antidepressants tells of his findings, discusses his published...

Mark Foster, DO – Short Bio

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Letters from the Front Lines: A family physician, after having read Anatomy of an Epidemic, writes of his struggles to prescribe psychiatric medications in...

Robert Whitaker – Short Bio

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In the News: A journalist’s review of reports in medical journals and the media on psychiatric disorders and treatments.