Honoring the Work & Life of Susan Preffer

It's with a sad heart that we share news of the passing of our friend Susan Preffer. For over 10...

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One Less Person Overmedicated \o/

commonground software Mar 05, 2018

As many of us know, being overmedicated is a terrible thing. It can prevent us from using our...

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Power Statements: A Peer Specialists Best Friend ;-)

power statements Feb 23, 2018
 

In my opinion, all too commonly peer specialists get assimilated into working and talking just...

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Meditation on the Winter Solstice & Recovery

recovery Dec 21, 2017

In my recovery, I've always looked to nature for insight and inspiration about how change and...

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Distressing Voices On YouTube

I was recently asked my opinion about the popularity of "What Schizophrenia Sounds Like" YouTube...

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Putting the Human Back in the Human Services

power statements Nov 26, 2017

On November 10, 2017, I gave a talk at the 10th Anniversary Celebration for the Center for...

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The Roots of Lived Experience and Peer Support

The phrase "lived experience" has been widely adopted in the peer support movement. We talk about...

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In Remembrance of the Magnitude of Human Warehousing

 

As mental institutions are torn down across the U.S. and replaced by luxury apartments, the...

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Peer Specialists Are Not Clinicians

peer support Jun 21, 2017

Peer Specialists are an emerging workforce in behavioral health. Many Peer Specialists work...

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