Sarah Knutson

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Sarah Knutson is an ex-lawyer, ex-therapist, survivor-activist.  She is an organizer at the Wellness & Recovery Human Rights Campaign. You can reach her at...

Art Levine – Short Bio

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Art Levine is a contributing editor of The Washington Monthly, a recent Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellow and a former Fellow with the Progressive Policy Institute....

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....

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,...

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...

Reid Bertino — Short Bio

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Reid Bertino is a 30 year old man with a long history with the mental health system. From start to finish, the mental health...

Gary Kohls – Short Bio

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Dr. Kohls is a past member of MindFreedom International, the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology and the International Society for...

NCMHR — Short bio

NCMHR works to ensure that consumer/survivors have a major voice in the development and implementation of health care, mental health, and social policies at the...

Nesrin Shaheen – Short Bio

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Nesrin Shaheen is a director and founding president of the Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Foundation in Canada. Her daughter was the first positively identified case...

Dorrit Cato Christensen – Op-Ed Bio

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Dorrit Cato Christensen is an author, lecturer and chairman of the Danish association Dead in Psychiatric Care. She devoted her life to helping people...

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,...

Bonnie Schell – Short Bio

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On Our Own, Together: Bonnie Schell is co-editor of On Our Own, TOGETHER: Peer Programs for People with Mental Illness, and has been an active member of Psychiatric...

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...

Vanessa Krasinski – Short Bio

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Embodied Healing: Vanessa writes about the impact of trauma, and the transformative power of embodied healing practices. Her interests in alternative therapies arise from...

Norbert Wetzel – Short bio

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Norbert Wetzel has practiced and taught family systems therapy in the US and Germany. He co-founded the Princeton Family Institute, which focuses on relational aspects of...

Will Fudeman, LAc, LCSW – Op-Ed Bio

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Will Fudeman is a licensed acupuncturist, social worker, and Qi Gong instructor. His book Before Pharmaceuticals: Emotional Healing with Chinese Medicine (Bryce Cullen) tells true stories of...

Tabita Green – Short Bio

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Optimizing Children's Mental Health: Tabita Green writes about ways not only to prevent children's and teen's mental distress, but to optimize mental health. Centered...

Twilah Hiari — Short Bio

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Illness and the Analytical Mind: Twilah Hiari is a recovering patient with a B.A. in Philosophy. She explores how the siloed nature of Western medicine...

Stephen Shenfield – Short Bio

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Stephen D. Shenfield is a semi-retired freelance translator and researcher. He and his wife live with their autistic daughter in Providence, RI. The family...

Robert Nikkel – Short Bio

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Policy for Recovery: As a former state mental health and addictions commissioner, Bob Nikkel writes about policy and practice changes that are needed to promote recovery...

Dick Russell – Short Bio

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Dick Russell is the author of twelve books, including My Mysterious Son: A Life-Changing Passage Between Schizophrenia and Shamanism, as well as The Life and...

Julie Greene – Short Bio

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Julie originally studied music education and composition at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and at Bennington College. In Julie's recent book, not yet...

William Schultz – Short Bio

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William Schultz studies clinical psychology at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. His interests center on non-reductive approaches to psychiatry and psychology. His writing has...

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)...

Suzanne Beachy – Short Bio

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Suzanne Beachy is a mother, musician, writer, and activist, who advocates for more recovery-oriented approaches to treating the kind of mental/emotional distress which gets...