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Excellence is neutral territory – where all of us can meet for discussion – for understanding one another, nothing compares to meeting face-to-face.

We sponsor symposia to build new mental health protocols, treatment strategies and a new standard of care focused on long-term recovery. We help other groups come together in a spirit of neutrality by providing event planning and fiscal agency services. Rising above the politicization of issues ensures that our philanthropists are effective in helping the mental health care community move towards viable solutions.

Families Healing Together Online Education & Support

Recovering Our Families Class begins January 15.
Cost: $249

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This fully facilitated, interactive 8-week course helps individuals and families transform and heal from the emotional distress associated with trauma and challenges that may be associated with diagnoses such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar, anxiety and other disorders.

Family recovery education and support have been shown to dramatically improve the quality of life for all family members—those in active distress and the family as a whole. In fact, family education and support can reduce relapse and re-hospitalization rates by as much as 75 percent, according to studies compiled by the Office of Mental Health Research and Training at the University of Kansas.

Families Healing Together is a partnership between Family Outreach and Response and Practice Recovery.

Free Four-Day Hearing Voices Group Facilitator Training, St. Paul Minnesota

Wilder Center, February 19-22
Cost: Free

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Caroline Mazel-Carlton and Marty Hadge from the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community along with guest trainer Peter Bullimore will conduct a free four-day Hearing Voices group facilitator training at the Wilder Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, February 19-22. The training is funded through a grant from the Hearing Voices Research & Development Fund at the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care to expand the Hearing Voices infrastructure across the United States.



Preventing Overdagnosis Conference 2018

August 20-22, Copenhagen
Cost: £405

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Copenhagen will have the honour of hosting the 6th international conference on Preventing Overdiagnosis. Our aim is to facilitate a movement toward responsible global solutions for preventing overdiagnosis and overuse.

Preventing Overdiagnosis covers how physicians, researchers and patients can implement solutions to the problems of overdiagnosis and overuse in the healthcare system using evidence available and that currently being generated. Delegates learn how to avoid waste, use best practice when communicating and engaging with patients and the public, and achieve a better understanding of the benefits of shared decision making within the constraints of modern practice.

Conference partners include The BMJ, Oxford University, the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Consumer Reports, Wiser Healthcare,  and The Dartmouth Institute.


Emotional CPR Training

eCPR is a public health educational program designed to teach people to assist others through an emotional crisis by three simple steps: Connecting, Empowering and Revitalizing. Through a combination of presentations, interactive discussions and dynamic practice exercises with reflecting teams, participants will learn about and practice the key concepts involved in effectively supporting a person through an emotional crisis and into healing.

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Online Continuing Education CoursesMIACE-logo

Mad in America Continuing Education believes that the current drug-based paradigm of care has failed our society, and that scientific research, as well as the lived experience of those who have been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder, points to the need for profound change. Its courses are integral to promoting such change. They are taught by leading researchers and practitioners in the field, provide a scientific critique of the existing paradigm of care, and tell of alternative approaches that could serve as the foundation for a new paradigm, one that de-emphasizes the use of psychiatric medications, particularly over the long-term.

New Continuing Ed Course On Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal Begins October 24

A 7-episode series of webinars features presentations by “experts by lived experience,” psychiatrists, and other professionals to answer: What do we know about withdrawal from psychiatric medications?

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