Robert worked as a newspaper reporter for a number of years, covering medicine and science. He is the author of two books about psychiatry, Mad in America and Anatomy of an Epidemic, and co-author of a third, Psychiatry Under the Influence.
A former filmmaker, Kermit is trained in dialogical therapies, and has extensive experience working with people in psychotic states. He was Mad in America's editor for several years (2012 - 2014), and currently is director of our online webinars and educational efforts.
Louisa is an organizer and supporter of numerous efforts related to psychiatric reform and the promotion of alternative treatments. Having trained in dialogical therapy, she employs this approach in her work with families and individuals in crisis.
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 healing power of beauty and kindness. 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.
Justin is the lead research news editor for Mad in America. He completed his doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Peter comes from a background in the humanities. Before earning a graduate degree in psychology, he studied English, philosophy, and art.
Emmeline is a longtime activist, artist and psychiatric survivor whose experiences with psychiatry started as a foster child.
James produces and hosts the Mad in America podcast. He has undergraduate and masters degrees in the environmental sciences.
Steve is a mental health professional, advocate and author who has worked for over 30 years in social services.
Susannah has lived experience of trauma and recovery, breakdown and breakthrough, and is grateful to be able to share the insights gained along the way to aid in others' awakening and healing. She currently manages the Around the Web and Humor sections.
Shira is an Assistant Editor for Mad in America Continuing Education.
Zenobia is a critical-liberation psychologist and psychology professor who received her doctorate from the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Bernalyn is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Research Training in Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses at UCLA.
Jessica is a doctoral student in the Counseling and School Psychology program at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Tim is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Landmark College in southern Vermont.
Micah is part-time faculty in psychology at Point Park University.
Ayurdhi is assistant professor of psychology at Mount Mary University.
Ashley Bobak is a doctoral level therapist and earned her doctoral degree in Clinical-Community Psychology from Point Park University.
Po is a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at University of Massachusetts in Boston.
Madison is a doctoral candidate in the Counseling Psychology PhD program at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
José is an instructor and qualitative researcher who received his doctorate from Duquesne University.
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 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.
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 teaches psychology at West Georgia Technical College and is studying to receive a PhD in consciousness and society from the University of West Georgia.
Liam is studying to complete his master’s degree in animal studies at New York University.
Álvaro is a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston and has an MSW from Columbia University.
Julia is a Clinical Psychology doctoral student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, studying the social and contextual factors that shape youth mental health and pathways to care.
Tsotso is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Carina Ruggiero is coordinator of MIA’s webinars. She has extensive experience in administrative operations, project management, and human resources in the fields of high-growth technology, immigration law, and education.
Woanjun is pursuing his master's degree in counseling at Northwestern University after graduating from Bard College in 2020 with a degree in psychology.
Kevin J. Gallagher is a Critical Psychology Ph.D. Student and Adjunct Professor at Point Park University.
Tiffani is a doctoral student and researcher in the Sociology department at Northeastern University - Boston.
Fursan is a medical student at Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL.