Robert worked as a newspaper reporter for a number of years, covering medicine and science.
Kermit has been the blogs and front page editor of Mad In America since the webzine was founded in January of 2012.
Louisa is a founding board member of the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care.
Olga has worked as a psychiatric nurse and been a patient of the self-same system.
As an Art historian, Claudia is a firm believer in the power of beauty and kindness to heal. She is a founding member of the JAEC Foundation.
Jeremy is an experienced healthcare management professional who has worked closely with hospitals and healthcare systems to develop strategies for improving healthcare delivery.
Stefan brings to the table lived experience in both addiction and psych drug usage.
Justin is a writer, researcher and community organizer with graduate degrees in both journalism and community psychology.
Peter comes from a background in the humanities. Before earning a graduate degree in psychology, he studied English, philosophy, and art.
Bob is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Public Psychiatry Training Program at Oregon Health and Science University.
Miranda is a longtime journalist, media critic, and book editor specializing in health, science, and social justice.
Emmeline is a longtime activist, artist and psychiatric survivor whose experiences with psychiatry started as a foster child.
James produces and hosts the first Mad in America podcast.
Steve is a mental health professional, advocate and author who has worked for over 30 years in social services.
Amanda is journalist, editor, health advocate and Navy veteran with firsthand experience of VA healthcare. She's also an avid endurance athlete and classically trained chef.
Derek served 12 years in the United States Air Force and Michigan Air National Guard, and deployed three times to Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.
Shira is a Master’s student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Zenobia is a graduate of the dual master’s counseling psychology program at Columbia University.
Bernalyn is a doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts Boston and has a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Columbia University.
Hannah is completing her master's degree in Mental Health Counseling at UMass Boston.
Sadie is a doctoral student and researcher within the Counseling and School Psychology program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Rebecca is a doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Massachusetts Boston and has a Master’s degree in Psychology.
Jessica is a doctoral student in the Counseling and School Psychology program at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Gavin is a Research Assistant at the University of Washington studying how to prevent addiction-related suicide.
Tim is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Landmark College in southern Vermont.
Micah is a doctoral student in Psychology: Consciousness and Society at the University of West Georgia, and he holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from the same program.
Ayurdhi is assistant professor of psychology at Mount Mary University.
Ashley is a doctoral student in Point Park University’s PsyD in Clinical Psychology program, and has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology.
Po is a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at University of Massachusetts in Boston.
Madison is a master’s level psychotherapist and current doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
José is a Clinical Psychology PhD student at Duquesne University with a background in public health.
Ana is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health.
Samantha has a background in philosophy, bioethics, and social justice.
Javier Rizo is a graduate student-trainee in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at UMass Boston.
Amy, a longtime journalist covering the arts, film and other topics, has also published memoirs of grief following suicide.
Emaline Friedman received her doctorate in Psychology from the University of West Georgia in 2019.
Karin is a fine artist, writer and psychiatric survivor labeled Bipolar at 21. She has worked in web development and digital marketing for various non-profit arts organizations since the early 2000s.
Richard Sears teaches psychology at West Georgia Technical College and is studying to receive a PhD in consciousness and society from the University of West Georgia.