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RESOURCES

These are just a few of the thousands of ways to assist you in your mental health journey. Make it your own. At one time or another, each of these resources gave me hope. As Joseph Campbell so eloquently noticed, “The psychotic drowns in the same waters in which the mystic swims with delight.” Enjoy the swim.

CONFERENCES

https://www.mhaoforegon.org/peerpocalypse-main-page

 

https://www.alternatives-conference.org/

 

https://ispsusconference.sched.com/

 

https://www.nyaprs.org/e-news-bulletins/2023/1/26/2023-nyc-conference-for-working-peer-specialists-call-for-proposals-zehnc


 

FILMS AND DOCUSERIES

As Prescribed https://www.asprescribedfilm.com/

 

Bay Street Healer

 

Bipolarized:  Rethinking Mental Illness-Ross McKenzie 

 

Breakdown or Breakthrough-currently in production through Media that Matters

 

Calling God to the Witness Stand-currently in production through Media That Matters

 

Connecting the Dots https://connectingthedotsfilm.com/

 

Cracked Up: The Darrell Hammond Story

 

Crazywise https://crazywisefilm.com/

 

Crooked Beauty https://vimeo.com/28315394

 

Drunk on Too Much Life https://drunkontoomuchlife.com/

 

Healing Homes https://youtu.be/JV4NTEp8S2Q

 

Love Thy Nature https://lovethynature.com/

 

Medicating Normal https://medicatingnormal.com/

 

Take These Broken Wings-Healing from Schizophrenia

 

That Way Madness Lies

 

The Wisdom of Trauma https://thewisdomoftrauma.com/

 

Mental Filmness, https://mentalfilmness.com/
 

 
COLLABORATIVE GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS

 

A Call to Awakening
https://www.a-call-to-awakening.com/

A Disorder 4 Everyone 
https://adisorder4everyone.com/

Awake.net
Bipolar Awakenings
https://www.bipolarawakenings.com/ 

CafeTACenter (Café Technical Assistance Center)
cafetacenter.net

City Voices, Making Mental Illness Fun Again
https://www.cityvoicesonline.org/peer-workers-united/

Earth Spirit Educational Services
https://earthspiritedu.org/

Emerging Proud
emergingproud.com

Fireweed collective
https://fireweedcollective.org/

 

Gateway Mountain Center, Peter Mayfield
https://www.sierraexperience.org/

Healing Sanctuary Proboards (forums)
https://healingsanctuary.proboards.com/

 

Healingforest.org

 

Hearing Voices Network
https://www.hearing-voices.org

Horticulture therapy
American Horticultural Therapy Association
https://www.ahta.org/

Inner Compass
innercompass.org

Inspired Mind Mental Health 
https://www.inspiredmindmentalhealth.com/

International Peer Respite
https://www.peerrespite-soteria.org/

Intentional Peer Support
https://www.intentionalpeersupport.org/?v=b8a74b2fbcbb

Integrative Mental Health University (IMHU)
IMHU.org

International Association for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS)
ISPS.org

Law Project for Psychiatric Rights
Psychrights.org

MADx
https://madx.ca/

Mad in America
https://www.madinamerica.com

Matt’s Kindness Ripples On
https://mattskindnessrippleson.com/

Mental Health Advocates of WNY
https://mhawny.org/

 

Mental Health America 
mhanational.org

Merit Institute
https://www.meritinstitute.org/

MindfFreedom International
https://mindfreedom.org/

National Empowerment Center
https://power2u.org/

Promise Resource Network
https://promiseresourcenetwork.org/
 

Sanity is a Full Time Job
Sanityisafulltimejob.org/

Spiritual Awakenings International
https://spiritualawakeningsinternational.org/


Spiritual Emergence Network USA
http://www.spiritualemergence.org/


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
https://www.samhsa.gov/


The TOPA institute
https://topa.institute/

Trauma Research Foundation
https://traumaresearchfoundation.org/

Traumainformedworld.com

Wild Heart Ecotherapy
https://www.justinwildheart.com/


 
PEOPLE   

 

Elia Abi-Jaoude
 

Michael Beck, Peer resources LI

 

Claire Bien, ISPS

 

Sean Blackwell, Bipolar Awakenings

 

Emma Bragdon, PhD

 

Kelly Brogan, MD, holistic psychiatrist

 

Cherene Caraco, Promise Resource Network

 

Oryx Cohen, CEO National Empowerment Center

 

Skye Collins, CT HVN training facilitator

 

Daniel Dorman, MD, Author of Dante’s Cure (treats without drugs) https://www.danieldormanmd.com/practicing-psychiatrist.html

 

Pat Deegan, PhD, Patricia Deegan & Associates, self-described disruptor innovator in field of behavioral health recovery (former diagnosed schizophrenic) https://www.commongroundprogram.com/

 

Laura Delano, coming off psych meds, https://www.lauradelano.com/

 

Jacqui Dillon, A Disorder for Everyone

 

Sandor Ferenczi (https://www.sandorferenczi.org/)

 

Gary Ferguson, Author on outdoor therapy

 

Daniel Fisher

 

Braunwynn Franklin, 313NetworkSolutionsllc.com (mental health, incarceration w/returning citizens)

 

Phil Fleming, City Voices

 

Dan Frey, City Voices, Making Mental Illness Fun Again

 

Howard Gardner, Harvard professor, Theory of multiple intelligence

 

Jim Gottstein, author Zyprexa Papers, lawyer, advocate

 

Dr. Louise Hansen

 

Will Harris

 

Jennifer Helfand-labeled at age six, recovered and artist

 

Issa Ibrahim, artist, author, speaker, issues gallery.etsy.comIssaIbrahim@gmail.com

 

Lucy Johnstone, author

 

Yvonne Kason, MD, spiritually transformative experiences

 

Peter Kinderman

 

Irving Kirsch

 

Paul Levy, shaman expert

 

Richard Louv

 

Dr. Tanya Luhrmann, Anthropology Dept., Stanford University…hearing voices

 

Paul Lysaker, PhD, providing recovery-oriented treatment to adults, Merit Institute

 

Eleanor Longden, Hearing Voices Network

 

Jen MacDonald, Altered states of consciousness expert, mental wellness networker

 

Eric Maisel, transformational journaling

 

Gabor Mate, Trauma and addiction

 

Peter Mayfield, Gateway Mountain Center 

 

Katie Mottram, Spiritual emergence expert, Author Mend the Gap

 

Andrew Newberg

 

J. Wallace Nichols

 

David Oaks

 

Iva Paska

 

Justin Pegnataro

 

Mark Ragins, MD, Author Journeys Beyond the Frontier, A Rebellious Guide to Psychosis and Extraordinary Circumstances

 

Patte Randal

 

Josh Roberts - Neurodiversity Gifts instructor, inspiredmindmentalhealth.com

 

Marius Romme, Hearing Voices Network

 

Elyn Saks

 

Karl Shallowhorn, SAMHSA

 

Irit Shimrat, author, self-identified escaped lunatic

 

Judy Singer, neurodiversity

 

Miranda Spencer, Editor MIA

 

Dwayne Stone, Crazywise interviewee, works with worst case labels

 

Sami Timimi, MD, author of Insane Medicine, adolescent psychiatrist

 

Stephen Tonti-YouTube Ted Talk ADHD

 

Ron Unger, ISPS

 

Bessel van der Kolk, MD, association between trauma and “mental illness”

 

Hilary Van Welter

 

Jo Watson, Founder A D4Everyone

 

Paris Williams, PhD, Author Rethinking Madness

 

Robert Whitaker, Founder Mad in America

 

BOOKS

A Mother’s Reckoning, Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy, Sue Kliebold
 

A Philosophy of Madness, Wouter Kusters

 

Anatomy of an Epidemic, Robert Whitaker

The Awakening Brain, Lisa Miller
 

Biology of Belief, Bruce Lipton

 

The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk

 

The Brain’s Way of Healing, Norman Doidge, M.D.

 

The Compassionate Connection, David Rakel

 

Dantes Cure, Daniel Dormann, M.D.

 

David’s Goliath, David Lyons

 

Death Grip-A Climber’s Escape from Benzo Madness, Matt Samet

 

Decoding Delusions-A Clinician’s Guide to Working With Delusions and Other Extreme Beliefs

 

The Guarded Gate, Daniel Okren

 

Head First, The Biology of Hope, Norman Cousins

 

The Hospital Always Wins, Issa Ibrahim

 

Humanising Mental Health Care in Australia, Benjamin, Haliburn & King

 

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, Close Encounters with Addiction, Gabor Mate

 

Journeys Beyond the Frontier, Mark Ragins, M.D.

 

Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv

Living the Experience of Now, My Life Beyond Psychiatry

 

Patte Randal, Josephine Stanton

 

Lost Connections, Johann Hari

Mad in America, Robert Whitaker

 

Mend the Gap, Katie Mottram

 

The Mind and the Moon, Daniel Bergner

 

Mind Over Medicine, Lissa Rankin

 

Mindful Loving, Henry Grayson, PhD

 

Mud Flower, Meghan Caughey

 

My Mysterious Son, Dick Russell

 

The Myth of Mental Illness, Thomas Szasz, M.D.

 

The Myth of Normal, Trauma Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture, Gabor Mate

 

Opening Up, James Pennebaker

 

Outside Mental Health, Voices and Visions of Madness, Will Hall

 

Poems of Awakening, Edwin Charles

 

The Psychedelics Explorer’s Guide, James Fadiman

 

Reconciliation of the Heart, Mary Clista Dahl

 

Rethinking Madness, Paris Williams

 

Sarah: Bound by Addiction, Freed by Christ, Sandra Robinson

 

Shouting at the Sky, Gary Ferguson

 

Shrinks, the Untold Story of Psychiatry, Jeffrey Liberman, M.D.

 

The Soloist, Steve Lopez

 

Stolen Focus, Johann Hari

 

Spiritual Liberation, Michael Bernard Beckwith

 

The Promise That Changes Everything: I won’t Interrupt You, Nancy Klein 

 

Time to Think: Listening to Ignite the Human Mind, Nancy Klein

 

The Universe has Your Back, Gabrielle Bernstein

 

When the Body Says No, the Cost of Hidden Stress, Gabor Mate

 

Why Kids Kill, Inside the Minds of School Shooters, Peter Langman

 

Zyprexa Papers, Jim Gottstein


 

WEBINARS AND TOWN HALLS

 

Compassionate Approaches to Voices 

 

Cognitive Behavior and Related Therapies for Psychosis

 

Connecting the Dots Viewing and Panel Presentation

 

Crazywise: Psychosis and Psychedelics Live Webinar and Viewing

 

Ending the Prohibition of the Mind: A Mushroom Symposium

 

Exploring Dialogical Responses in a Time of Crisis

 

Intuitive Medicine Summit

 

Mad In America-Psychiatric Drugging of Our Children

 

Mental Wellness Connection-Health Means

 

The Mysticism/Psychosis Continuum

 

Peer Run Crisis Alternatives-with Cherene Caraco (Cafe TA Center)

 

Rethinking Psychiatry-a Soteria Webinar


 

FACEBOOK GROUPS

Art of Nature

 

Awakening to Oneness

 

Celebrate What’s Right

 

Drop the Disorder

 

Just Listening Community

 

Shades of Awakening

 

When Lightning Strikes

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