Jonathan Raskin – Short Bio

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Deconstructing, Reconstructing Abnormality: Dr. Raskin is professor of psychology and counseling at SUNY New Paltz, focusing on social constructions of abnormality in psychology and...

Paul Baker – Short Bio

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Paul is a founding member of the Hearing Voices Network and INTERVOICE. He has developed community mental health projects, self-advocacy services, supported housing, social...

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...

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...

Lois Oppenheim, PhD – Short Bio

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Lois Oppenheim, PhD, has authored or edited 11 books, most recently Imagination from Fantasy to Delusion and A Curious Intimacy: Art and Neuro-Psychoanalysis. She has also...

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...

Idakatherine Graver – Short Bio

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Idakatherine was raised in southeast Texas by her classically-trained artist parents. Art was the family religion. She moved west to Santa Fe for college,...

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...

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...

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...

Peter Zook – Short Bio

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Peter Zook is pursuing a master’s in clinical social work at Temple University, where he is assisting investigative work on the impact of community...

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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...

Stephen Weatherhead – Short Bio

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Neuro-Boom or Bust? Neuropsychology has seen a great rise to prominence over the last 20 years, largely due to the increase in neuroimaging 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....

Jen Padron – Short Bio

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On Visioning A Peer Workforce: Jen Padron, a leader in peer support initiatives, focuses on the groundswell supporting the growing prominence of peer providers who...

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.

Helene Sandstrom – Short Bio

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Helene Sandstrom is a freelance translator, science journalist and former co-editor of The Swedish Journal of Nutritional Therapy and Functional Medicine, specializing in health,...

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...

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...

Deron Drumm – Short Bio

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Deron Drumm is the Executive Director of Advocacy Unlimited, the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Rights Protection...

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...

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...

Mary Jackson – Op-Ed Bio

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Mary Strong Jackson lives in Santa Fe, NM. She is a poet who supervises a psycho-social rehabilitation facility for adults with mental illness and/or...

Alice Keys – Short Bio

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Necessary Phoenix: Can one physician help heal the practice of medicine? After two and a half decades of work as a psychiatrist in private practice,...