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...

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...

Hilary Bryant – Short Bio

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Hilary Bryant is the Holistic Health Coordinator and Yoga Instructor for Toivo by Advocacy Unlimited, a mind-body center in Hartford, CT that believes that no...

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...

Mary Olson, PhD – Short Bio

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Anatomy of Dialogue: Mary Olson, PhD is director of the Institute for Dialogic Practice and a lecturer and trainer in the fields of family therapy...

Chaya Grossberg – Short Bio

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All of Us or None of Us: Chaya questions the idea that some of us are "mentally ill" and others of us are not.  She...

Andrew Thibault – Short Bio

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Andrew Thibault is an extremely curious, inconvenient parent.  He is Co-Founder of Parents Against Pharmaceutical Abuse (PAPA), a parent movement opposed to over-diagnosis and...

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...

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...

Peter Beresford, OBE – Short Bio

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Speaking As A Survivor Researcher: Peter Beresford is Professor of Social Policy at Brunel University, London and Co-Chair of Shaping Our Lives.

Iden Campbell McCollum, CPRP – Short Bio

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Iden Campbell McCollum believes that The Great Turning is happening, and though our generation may not see the full fruits of our labor it’s up...

Christian Exoo – Short Bio

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Political Science: Christian Exoo writes on the intersection of science and politics in the mental health community.

Robert Berezin, MD – Short Bio

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Robert Berezin has been in private practice and taught psychiatry at Harvard Medical School for thirty years. He is the author of Psychotherapy of...

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...

Rob Wipond – Short Bio

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Rob Wipond is a freelance journalist who writes frequently on the interfaces between psychiatry, civil rights, the justice system, and social change. His articles...

Elizabeth Hill

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Elizabeth Hill has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University. She is currently revising a novel based on her journey through madness and the...

Anna Thomson — Op Ed Bio

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Anna Thomson, co-director/producer of the Yoghurt Utopia documentary, is a director of documentaries and drama-docs who has worked for Discovery, Nat Geo, History Channel, BBC, Sky Arts and...

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...

Julie Wood – Short Bio

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Julie is a CPA, CA and MBA who changed careers when she lost her son, John David, to the effects of psychiatric drugs in...

Anoiksis – Op-Ed Bio

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Bill George was born in England and emigrated to the Netherlands in 1975. He worked for a Dutch academic publishing house despite his diagnosis...

Kit Riley – Short Bio

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Kit Riley is an Australian artist and writer. Kit creates pervasive life/art projects about madness, work and language in an attempt to reimagine communicative...

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,...

Shannon Peters – Short Bio

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MIA-UMB News Team: Shannon Peters is a doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts Boston and has a master’s degree in mental health counseling....

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...

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...