Tools, methods and recovery organizations

National Empowerment Centre ??? bring unique experiences in organizing and developing consumer-run organizations, and helping individuals and groups develop the knowledge and ability to transform the mental health service system toward a more recovery-oriented and consumer-and family-driven approach.

See link to Consumer Run State-Wide Organizations

LEAP (Listen-Empathize-Agree-Partner) by Dr. Xavier Amador shows you how to quickly gain the trust of someone you are at odds with.

Walsh Institute ??? dedicated to unraveling the biochemistry of mental disorders and development of improved clinical treatments through scientific research and medical practitioner education.

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan??, or WRAP??, is anevidence-based system that is used world-wide by people who are dealing with mental health and other kinds of health challenges, and by people who want to attain the highest possible level of wellness.

??Recovery Network Toronto?????a Toronto-based online hub for Hearing Voices Groups, interesting articles, upcoming WRAP groups and more recovery resources.

Alternative to Meds Center ??? licensed residential holistic mental health treatment based on the Orthomolecular and Naturopathic Models; a world authority on the subjects of biochemical correction of addiction and alternatives to psychiatric drugs.

Will Hall ??? counselor and coach working with individuals, couples, families and groups via phone and Skype and in my Portland Oregon therapy office. Will???s work and learning arose from his own experiences of recovery from madness, and today is passionate about new visions of mind and what it means to be human.

Road Back Program ??? the most widely used outpatient drug withdrawal program in the world since 1999. We are based in the United States and have helped over 40,000 people to become drug free.

Mad in America ??? a resource and a community for those interested in rethinking psychiatric care in the United States and abroad. Bloggers on this site include people with lived experience, peer specialists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, program managers, social activists, attorneys, and journalists.

Schizophrenia: A Blueprint for Recovery ??? provides innovative techniques to work with a person in psychosis, move him or her into recovery, and aid in rejoining mainstream society.

Beyond Meds ??? a blog that documents and shares many natural methods of self-care for finding and sustaining health in body, mind and spirit.

Ron Coleman ??? active in the field of mental health since 1991, when affecting his own recovery from mental illness, he used his experiences to develop his ideas for recovery centered treatment of others. Ron now works with his wife Karen under the banner of ???Working To Recovery???, a company doing training and consultancy work in mental health.

Al-anon Family Groups ??? friends and family members of problem drinkers share their experiences and learn how to apply the principles of the Al???Anon program to their individual situations.

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) ??? an anonymous Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program of women and men who grew up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes.

Co-Dependents Anonymous ??? a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships.

Inter Voice ??? working across the world to spread positive and hopeful messages about the experience of hearing voices. If you hear voices, know someone who does or want to find out more about this experience ??? then this site is for you.

Holistic Psychiatrist ??? Alice W. Lee, MD, ABIHM ??? is a holistic and integrative psychiatrist practicing in Gaithersburg, Maryland, who combines nutritional medicine (orthomolecular psychiatry), energy medicine, and other alternative therapies in the holistic and integrative treatment of mental health conditions.

Finnish Open Dialogue ??? A Finnish alternative to the traditional mental health system for people diagnosed with “psychoses” such as “schizophrenia” is “Open Dialogue.” This approach aims to support the individual’s network of family and friends, as well as respect the decision-making of the individual.

Hearing the Voice ??? is an interdisciplinary project led by researchers at Durham University. The project aims to help us better understand the phenomenon of hearing a voice no one else can hear (a phenomenon also referred to as auditory verbal hallucinations), its cognitive-neuroscientific mechanisms, its social, cultural and historical significance, and its therapeutic management.

The Thomas S. Szasz Cybercenter for Liberty and Responsibility ??? dedicated to the life and work of Thomas S. Szasz, M.D. In it you will find information from friends and colleagues sharing similar points of view to those of Thomas Szasz on diverse topics ranging from psychiatry and law, to drugs and addiction, to psychotherapy and public policy . . . and more. We share a common philosophy here: Liberty and responsibility are two sides of the same coin. No policy– public or private–can increase or decrease one without increasing or decreasing the other. Human behavior has reasons, not causes.

The International R.D. Laing Institute ??? a center of learning about the life and work of Scottish born and London lived, Dr. Ronald David Laing (1927-1989), Independent British Psychoanalyst, Social Phenomenologist, Radical Psychiatrist, Existential Philosopher.