John Breeding, PhD – Op-Ed Bio

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John Breeding, PhD, is a psychologist with a well-established private counseling practice in Austin, Texas. A significant part of his work involves counseling with...

Nev Jones – Op-Ed Bio

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Nev Jones is the Co-Director of LERN, a doctoral candidate in community psychology at DePaul University in Chicago, and the director and founder of Chicago Hearing Voices. Prior...

Howard Glasser – Short Bio

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Awakening Children to Their Greatness: Creator of the Nurtured Heart Approach and the Inner Wealth Initiative, Howard Glasser writes of ways to help children...

Ira Steinman, MD

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Ira Steinman is a psychiatrist in private practice in San Francisco, focusing on the Intensive Psychotherapy of the severely disturbed. Early training included working...

Seth Farber, PhD – Long Bio

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Dr. Seth Farber is a writer, social critic, dissident psychologist, visionary, activist (in the human rights, Green and anti-war movements -- and a supporter...

Vera Sharav – Op-Ed Bio

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Vera Sharav, a professional law librarian turned public advocate for human rights, is the founder and president of the Alliance for Human Research Protection...

Joanne Cacciatore, PhD – Short Bio

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Grieving for Grief: Joanne Cacciatore is Associate Professor at Arizona State University and founder of the Center for Loss and Trauma. She writes about and researches...

Larry M. Leitner, PhD – Op-Ed Bio

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Larry M. Leitner, PhD, recently retired as a professor of clinical psychology at Miami University. He has co-authored or edited four books and has over...

Paula Caplan, PhD – Short Bio

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Paula J. Caplan, PhD, is a clinical and research psychologist, activist, Associate at the DuBois Institute, Harvard University, and the author of 11 books,...

Dennis Embry, PhD – Short Bio

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Dennis D. Embry, PhD, was responsible for drafting the letter signed by 23 scientists, who collectively represent scores of randomized prevention trials of mental illnesses...

Clair Bien – Short Bio

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Hearing Voices, Living Fully: Claire Bien, M.Ed., is a writer and grant writer at The Connection. She is also a voice hearer and formed the...

George Atwood, PhD – Short Bio

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Men on Hooks: George Atwood, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at Rutgers (retired), where he taught for 41 years. George has devoted his...

Sean Blackwell – Op-Ed Bio

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Since 2007, Sean Blackwell has been researching and teaching about the spiritual dimension and healing potential of bipolar disorder, through his YouTube channel, bipolarORwakingUP....

Akiko Hart – Short Bio

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Akiko Hart is the Acting Director of Mental Health Europe, and is also the Hearing Voices Project Manager at Mind in Camden. Her interests...

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...

Jason Renaud – Op-Ed Bio

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Jason Renaud is a social justice campaigner living in Oregon. He is a founder of the Mental Health Association of Portland. His film, Alien Boy:...

James Davies, PhD – Short Bio

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Dr. James Davies is a co-founder of Council for Evidence Based Psychiatry (CEP). He graduated from the University of Oxford in 2006 with a...

Amy Biancolli – Short Bio

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Figuring Shit Out: Amy Biancolli's third book, Figuring Shit Out: Love, Laughter, Suicide, and Survival (2014, Behler Publications), is a memoir of the year following...

Brenda LeFrancois – Short Bio

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Dr. LeFrançois, an ‘indisciplined’ academic and activist, has been deconstructing psychiatric violence for 20 years. She writes about children’s rights, sanism and building coalitions...

Jeanene Harlick – Short Bio

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A Disordered World: Jeanene Harlick grapples with a variety of issues which she prefers not to reduce to labels. Jeanene is navigating her way back...

Emily Wheeler – Short Bio

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Emily Wheeler, MS, is a doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She researches the ethics of mental health care...

Charles Duncan Wright, MD – Short Bio

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Duncan Wright, MD, is a member of the Critical Psychiatry Network and lives in Philadelphia.

Peter Stastny, MD – Short Bio

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Dr. Peter Stastny is a New York based psychiatrist, documentary film-maker and a founder of the International Network toward Alternatives and Recovery (INTAR). He...

John Read, PhD – Short Bio

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John Read is on the Executive Committee of ISPS, and editor of its scientific journal "Psychosis." In 2015, he became Professor of Clinical Psychology at Swinburne University...

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...