Eric Maisel, PhD – Short Bio

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The Meaning Revolution: Dr. Maisel writes on the effects of meaning and life purpose on emotional health. He argues that current mental health practices pay...

Jim Maddock – Short Bio

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Jim Maddock is a retired teacher, co-founder of MindFreedom Ireland and co-author, with his wife Mary, of Soul Survivor - A Personal Encounter with...

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....

Short-Bio — Jonathan Leo

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Rethinking Biological Psychiatry: A professor of neuroanatomy, Jonathan Leo writes on the problems with the evidence base used to support the often promoted chemical...

Opeyemi Parham — Short Bio

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Opeyemi Parham practiced family medicine for just over twenty years as Dr. Camilla Parham. Eleven years "post-doctoring," she believes that those initials behind her name signify...

Duncan Double, MD – Short Bio

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Duncan Double is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and University of East Anglia. He is...

Rachel Cooper, PhD – Short Bio

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Rachel Cooper is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Lancaster University, U.K. Her publications include Diagnosing the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Karnac, 2014), Psychiatry and...

Rachel Levy- Op-Ed Bio

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Rachel Levy is a clinician and writer who lives in Portland, Oregon. She has been a member of Rethinking Psychiatry since 2010.

Val Marsh, MSW – Short Bio

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Valerie L. Marsh, MSW, is Executive Director of the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR). Marsh received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social...

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...

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...

Kelvin Young – Short Bio

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Kelvin Young is the manager of Advocacy Unlimited’s intentional living space, “Toivo.” He believes that healing begins from within. After many years of suffering...

Katie Higgins – Op-Ed Bio

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Katie Higgins has been a registered nurse since 1974 and an adolescent psychiatry nurse since 1988. She has worked in child psychiatry at Johns...

Merry Citoli — Short Bio

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Merry Citoli is an award-winning singer/songwriter and screenplay writer whose life went into a downward spiral after being put on lorazepam for insomnia and...

Allen Frances, MD – Short Bio

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Allen Frances was the chairperson of the DSM-IV Task Force, a former chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Duke University...

Campaign for Real Change in Mental Health Policy – Short Bio

The Campaign for REAL Change in Mental Health Policy was initiated in opposition to The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646), introduced by...

Matthew Morris – Op-Ed Bio

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Matthew is the Operational Director for Stepping Stones Community Outreach, which is based in Ipswich in the UK. Stepping Stones Community Outreach is part...

Martyn Pickersgill, PhD – Op-Ed Bio

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Martyn Pickersgill, PhD, is Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Biomedical Ethics at the University of Edinburgh. He was written widely on the social,...

Ed Pigott, PhD – Short Bio

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The STAR*D Scandal: A psychologist who has spent five years “deconstructing” the NIMH’s large study of antidepressants tells of his findings, discusses his published...

Renee M. – Short bio

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Renee M. is a 22-year-old UNCG graduate in Special Education. Falsely diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 19, Renee examines what happened to cause...

Gary Kohls – Op-Ed Bio

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Dr. Kohls is a retired family physician who practiced holistic (non-drug) mental health care. His patients came to see him asking for help in...

Peter Breggin, MD – Short Bio

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The Breggin Blog: The Conscience of Psychiatry: Dr. Breggin has been called "The Conscience of Psychiatry" for his decades of successful efforts to reform...

Robert Pfaff – Short Bio

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Robert Pfaff is an activist and writer with 25 years of experience working on LGBT and other social justice issues. He has detailed his...

Victor Morasse – Short Bio

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Victor Morasse is a psychologist in Québec, Canada. So, yes, he speaks French! He just started a private practice and is trying to slowly...

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...