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Join us in a respectful, hope-based, heartfelt exploration of the many, varied truths we live as human beings. Share responsibility to notice and question cultural assumptions that discourage honest expression of human experience. Voluntarily set aside personal power and privilege acquired through identity with pro-majority bias. End the social 'othering' that supports indifference, discrimination and brutality.

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"The barriers to change in the mental health system are enormous." These words are as true today as when they were written nearly 40 years ago by Judi Chamberlin in her paradigm-changing work, On Our Own: Patient-Controlled... more

Intentional Peer Support Responds to AOT/ Forced Psychiatry! Chris Hansen, Director of Intentional Peer Support, describes a principled, relational alternative to forced psychiatric interventions like AOT (Assisted Outpatient... more

Throw out your DSM/ Diagnosis. In this ‘Peerly Human' original, we put conventional psychobabble to shame. We explain the entire realm of psychiatric diagnosis with a few basic principles that your average 8th grader could grasp.... more

Native Vermonter Marla Simpson, M.A., leads us away from negativity and illness and takes us on a journey into the higher realm of positive psychology. She explores how our focus on healing energy, love, light - in other words 'what... more

Chaya Grossberg, activist/ blogger/thought-leader, discusses the importance of retelling our stories after they have been co-opted by diagnostic labeling. Chaya will draw on her experiences as a blogger, author and writing group leader in... more

Open to all. Informal, listen in, call in. Learn a new way to connect with like-minded people. Conversation at the heart of what makes us human. To call in: 646-378-1629 To listen: http://tobtr.com/s/7249273

Mental distress, substance use, criminal justice, poverty, gender, all the -isms, What's gone wrong with the world and how do we fix it? Bring your ideas, your views for a stone soup conversation that asks: "How can we create a human... more

In this episode we take peer support and peer culture beyond mental health peer centers and 12 step recovery groups. We explore the benefits of moving beyond the surface interactions of everday society. We wonder how we can create... more

Dialogue, support, exploration. Relationships as peers on a human journey. Meet on the ground of shared humanity. Find and create inclusive communities. End to social othering that leads to indifference, discrimination and brutality.... more

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