Mary Olson, Ph.D. is a family therapist and the founding Director of the Institute for Dialogic Practice in Massachusetts. As a Senior Fulbright Scholar she traveled to Finland in 2001 she discovered Open Dialogue, Read more »
E. Fuller Torrey, a well known psychiatrist, is an outspoken critic of some of Robert Whitaker’s (Anatomy of an Epidemic) findings. We met Dr. Torrey at his office in Washington D.C. for this interview. I found him to be very warm Read more »
Last week we traveled to East Coast to interview several individuals who are currently involved in the vigorous debate surrounding the definition and treatment of mental illness in our country. In Cambridge, Massachusetts we met Robert Whitaker Read more »
Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Will Hall, one of the bright lights in the Survivor-led movement that’s advocating for a change in the way mental illness is defined and treated. Will has faced his own struggles with madness and speaks to us about the alternative treatment approaches that have worked for him.
Joan Halifax is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, hospice caregiver, and the author of several books on Buddhism and spirituality. Joan mentions that she isn’t against psycho-pharmacology to treat mental distress, but she also believes that its important Read more »
There seems to be two competing paradigms used to describe the causes of severe mental distress. One takes a more objective scientific approach Read more »
This project started as a cross-cultural exploration of the way severe mental distress is defined and treated. After interviewing close to 20 different psychologist and psychiatrist, we have found some emerging alternatives for mental health recovery. Read more »