Elyn Saks: A tale of mental illness – from the inside.
A legal scholar, in 2007 Saks came forward with her own story of schizophrenia, controlled by drugs and therapy but ever-present. In this powerful talk, she asks us to see people with mental illness clearly, honestly and compassionately.
Eleanor Longden: The voices in my head
Longden, a research psychologist, tells the moving tale of her years-long journey back to mental health, and makes the case that it was through learning to listen to her voices that she was able to survive.
Facilitate understanding, development and implementation of Crisis Intervention Team programs worldwide in order to promote and support collaborative efforts to create and sustain more effective interactions among law enforcement, mental health care providers, individuals with mental illness, their families and communities.
Takes a stand for children living with brain-based, behavioral challenges by promoting educated awareness about neurodevelopment, providing evidence-based, holistic treatment programs and by advancing environmental and prevention-focused research.
A group of clinicians, service users, family members and researchers from eleven countries have joined forces to develop an international consensus statement on improving the physical health of young people with psychosis.
Seeks to promote awareness about mental health issues, informs public policy, achieve equity for mental health care comparable to other health care, and reduce stigma and discrimination against those with mental illnesses.
Using a blend of policy research and advocacy, impact litigation, and strategic communications, Young Minds Advocacy works to change attitudes towards mental illness and break down barriers to quality mental healthcare for young people and their families.
Sponsors groundbreaking new research and creates portals to shared scientific data, leading to improved diagnostics, more effective treatment, and, ultimately, cures for all types of mental illness and brain injury.