Upcoming and Past Events

Upcoming Events

August 26, 2016
Camp Verde, Arizona
Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley
Panelist, 2016 Mental Health Summit– Latest Truths and Treatments

October 7-9th
Portland, Oregon
International Society for Ethical Psychiatry and Psychology Annual Conference                           Panelist

Selection of Past Events

November 16th, 2015
Anchorage, Alaska
1-Day Workshop, Is it Me or My Meds? An exploratory workshop about psychiatric drugs

November 12th, 2015
Anchorage, Alaska
Anchorage Museum
Talk, Recovering Myself: A talk about journeying through the mental health system and coming back to oneself, sponsored by the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights

October 16-18, 2015
Gothenburg, Sweden
Driving Us Crazy Film Festival
Panel, A conversation with journalist Åsa Moberg (Sweden), Mette Ellingsdalen (Norway), Olga Runciman (Denmark), and Laura Delano, USA

October 11, 2015
Newton, MA
International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry Annual Conference
Panel, What Comes First? Envisioning Change, a Thrice Told View

July 5-10, 2015
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Université de Moncton
Summer Course on the Rights of the Child
Talk, The Right to Be Human: Personal and Political Implications of the
Medicalization of Childhood

November 21, 2014
Hartford, CT, 1-3PM
Talk at Advocacy Unlimited’s Pro-Healing Rally

November 14-16, 2014
Los Angeles, CA
Plenary Talk, International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry conference, UCLA
Reclaiming Humanity: Building a Post-Psychiatry, Post-“Mental Health” World

June 22nd, 2014
Cork, Ireland, 7PM
Talk at MindFreedom Ireland Documentary launch 

June 25th-27th, 2014
INTAR Conference, Liverpool, UK
Workshop with Peter Stastny, Organized Self-Help and Mutual Support as Alternatives to the Traditional Mental Health System: Lessons from History and Promising Directions

June 30th, 2014
Sharing Voices Bradford, Bradford, UK, 2-5PM
Talk and Public Dialogue, Sharing Experiences of Medication

May 5th, 2014
New York, NY
Protest Speech at the annual protest of the American Psychiatric Association

April 26th, 2014
Vancouver, BC
Paper delivered at Simon Fraser University’s International Conference on Intersectionality, “Intersectionality, Sanism, and the Psychiatric-Pharmaceutical Industrial Complex”

April 27th, 2014
Vancouver, BC
Workshop, Coming off Psychiatric Drugs, Cultivating Effective Advocacy, and Building Community Spaces for Withdrawal

November 1st-3rd, 2013
Greensboro, North Carolina
International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry Annual Conference
Talk and workshop, Reflections on an Adolescence and Young Adulthood under Psychiatry’s Spell, and How I Woke Up

October 2nd, 2013
Utica, New York
It’s All About Childhood & Family Conference
Talk, Rethinking Mental Health: A New Perspective on Improving Social-Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Wellness

September 28th, 2013
Hartford, Connecticut
National Association for Rights, Protection, and Advocacy (NARPA) Annual Conference
Workshop with Susan Stefan, JD, Suicide and “Risk Assessment” in the Emergency Room: Bridging the Gap Between Policymakers, Researchers, and Suicide Attempt Survivors
to Explore What Helps and What Doesn’t

July 28th, 2013
Vancouver, BC
Talk, Suffering and the Human Spirit : Making Meaning of Emotional Pain Beyond the Language of ‘Mental Health’

July 29th, 2013
Vancouver, BC
Screening of Daniel Mackler’s Coming off Psych Drugs : A Meeting of the Minds 

July 30th, 2013, 10AM-4PM
Vancouver, BC
Workshop, Is it Me or My Meds?  Finding Oneself Beyond Psychiatry and reconnecting to our Human Spirit

October 6th, 2012
New York, NY
Protest Speech given at Occupy the American Psychiatric Association, New York, NY

May 5th, 2012
New York, NY
Protest Speech given at Occupy the American Psychiatric Association, Philadelphia, PA

June 10th-12th, 2011
Beverly, MA
National Empowerment Center’s “Creating Connections Through Dialogue” Conference
Talk, Losing Labels to Find Ourselves: Leaving Behind DSM Language to Discover Who We Really Are

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