Joanna Moncrieff, MD – Short Bio

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Dr. Moncrieff is a Senior Lecturer at University College London. She is one of the founders and co-chairperson of the Critical Psychiatry Network. She has written...

Asherah Eden – Short Bio

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Asherah Eden (b. Jessica Abelson) is a somatic coach, yogini, and priestess, residing in Oakland CA.  She has twenty years experience studying, practicing and...

Peter Gøtzsche, MD – Short Bio

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Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial: Professor Peter C. Gøtzsche, MD, co-founded the Cochrane Collaboration. He has published more than 70 papers in the top 5...

Doug Bloch – Short Bio

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Beyond Prozac: Author, teacher, and mental health coach Douglas Bloch writes on using holistic tools and coping strategies to manage the symptoms of depression, anxiety...

David Elkins – Op-Ed Bio

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David N. Elkins, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and a professor emeritus of psychology in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine...

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...

Afiya House – Short Bio

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Afiya is a part of the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community. They opened on August 4th, 2012 as the first peer respite in Massachusetts....

Giovanni Fava – Op-Ed Bio

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Giovanni Andrea Fava earned his medical degree from the University of Padova in 1977.  In Padova he also completed his residency training in psychiatry.  After...

Brian Koehler – Short bio

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Brian Koehler’s long-term research interests include the effects of profound stress and social isolation/social defeat on the brain, neuropsychoanalysis, individual psychotherapy, as well as...

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...

Amy Beausang — Short Bio

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The Wrong Profession? After nearly 15 years of working in the pharmaceutical industry, Amy's mission is to help women avoid, reduce, and eliminate their need...

Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson – Short Bio

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Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson has been the Parish Minister of the Unitarian Church of Vancouver in British Columbia since 2002.  Prior to entering professional...

Sera Davidow – Short Bio

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Tangible Intangibilities: Sera writes here to share her thoughts on how the language we choose and our apparent need to concretize the inherently complex...

naasiha siddiqui – Op-Ed Bio

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naas siddiqui is a psychiatric survivor and clinician.  She has 14 years of experience in the community mental health and substance use field and...

Laurie Irelind — Short Bio

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Laurie Irelind, an RN specializing in cardiology, was working as a nurse ​educator ​ ​at a large teaching hospital before becoming disabled due to the adverse...

Cathy Levin – Op-Ed Bio

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Cathy A. Levin has been an intelligent, adept organizer in the Recovery Movement in Massachusetts. She led the Emergency Room Rights Campaign, a legislative...

Carrie Foulkes — Short Bio

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Carrie Foulkes is an interdisciplinary poet and artist based in London, England. Her practice-based research explores themes of interconnectivity, non-linearity and chance through various...

Alesandra Rain

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Alesandra Rain is an author and prescription drug expert for the O'Reilly Factor, Fox News Channel and ABC, lectures worldwide and is frequently a...

Beatrice Birch — OP-ED Bio

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Beatrice Birch began her career as a teacher in an inner-city Waldorf/Rudolf Steiner School in Bristol, England in 1975.  Deeply inspired by the healing...

Malaika Puffer – Short Bio

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Seeing Gray: Malaika coordinates peer support services in a non-alternative mental health agency.  She writes about the conflicts, opportunities, and triumphs of offering peer support...

Ethan Watters – Short Bio

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Crazy Like Us: The cultural shaping of mental health symptoms is often ignored by psychiatry. Watters reveals a remarkable diversity in the expression and...

Stuart Shipko, MD – Short Bio

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Shooting The Odds: Dr. Shipko is a psychiatrist in private practice in Pasadena, CA and author of Surviving Panic Disorder and Xanax Withdrawal. Drawn...

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...

Robert Okin, MD – Short Bio

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Robert Okin, an internationally known expert on mental health service reform, is a founding member of Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI). He has led the development of community...

Redmond O’Hanlon – Short Bio

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Redmond O'Hanlon is tidying up the final draft of a book which attempts to bring some insights from the worlds of psychology, philosophy and the arts into...