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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 March 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.

IPS logoIntentional Peer Support Train-The-Trainer

May 7-11, 2018, Portland Oregon

Are you interested in becoming designated to pass along the IPS Core Content within your local organization and community?

Intentional Peer Support is hosting a 5-day Train-The-Trainer in the suburb of Hillsboro near Portland, Oregon USA from May 7th – 11th.

There is limited availability, so please register early. The first round of accepted applicants will be notified by March 23rd.

Payment is not required at the time of application. For information and applications, please visit

Preventing Overdiagnosis 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.

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 In Progress

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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