I presented at the Rethinking Psychiatric Crisis: Alternative Responses to First Breaks conference in New York City. The conference joined more than 200 researchers, people with psychiatric diagnoses, policymakers, clinicians, advocates, and family members from several countries including Finland and the UK.
The focus was how to understand and promote the growing number of effective and well researched residential alternatives to hospitals, medications, and labeling for people in severe crisis, including Soteria House, Open Dialog, the Runaway House, and the Parachute Project. Check out the slideshow, and more info at the International Network Towards Alternatives for Recovery website. Photos: Brian McKinnon
You can listen to my keynote speech, Why we need alternatives,” here:
Also check the #intar tag on Twitter and on the Portland Hearing Voices Twitter feed: twitter.com/pdxvoices