Dogworld, I agree with your statement and the perspective of this article. As part of my recovery of my humanity I decided to become a psychiatrist and correct the power imbalances created in the mental health service delivery world. Being too much of a task to take on individually I joined the consumer/survivor movement and co-founded the National Empowerment Center. Our Emotional CPR program is designed to rebalance power in every helping relationship within and outside the mental health system. Thank you Mad in America for highlighting the challenges of peers working as providers.