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ICI is providing these resources to help facilitate critical education and discussion about a variety of topics and issues related to all things “mental health”. Inclusion in this list does not necessarily imply endorsement by ICI. Some of these resources are closely aligned with our mission, vision, and values. Others may use terms or ideas, promote values or beliefs, or engage in activities that are not fully in sync with what we believe in, strive towards, or envision as an organization; however, we’ve included them here because, in our estimation, they still contribute constructively to some aspects of our overall mission.
"The Alliance for Human Research Protection is a national network of lay people and professionals dedicated to advancing responsible and ethical medical research practices, to minimizing the risks associated with such endeavors and to ensuring that the human rights, dignity and welfare of human subjects are protected."
The Cochrane Collaboration "is a global independent network of researchers" who "work together to produce credible, accessible health information that is free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest." The Cochrane Library "is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making".
The Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry is a UK-based organization involved in fostering research, public education, and political activities that are guided towards improving understanding of psychiatric medications and drug withdrawal.
"The Hearing Voices Network (HVN) USA is one of over 20 nationally-based networks around the world joined by shared goals and values, incorporating a fundamental belief that there are many ways to understand the experience of hearing voices and other unusual or extreme experiences."
"At ISEN we are passionate about providing a collaborative platform that connects networks around the world that offer compassionate support to those who understand their experiences to be a spiritual crisis rather than a mental illness, raising awareness of a non-pathological integral framework within the mental health field."
"Intervoice (International Hearing Voices Projects) is a charity, registered in the UK, that aims to support the International Hearing Voices Movement by connecting people, sharing ideas, distributing information, highlighting innovative initiatives, encouraging high quality respectful research and promoting its values across the world."
"The MISS Foundation, established in 1996 by Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, is an international 501(c)3, volunteer based organization providing C.A.R.E. [counseling, advocacy, research, and education] services to families experiencing the death of a child."
This co-produced project from psychologists and survivors in the UK argues for a non-medical, narrative-based approach to distress, and can be used to construct different and more empowering stories of recovery.
The Therapeutics Initiative "is an independent organization, separate from government, pharmaceutical industry and other vested interest groups" that provides "independent assessments of evidence on drug therapy to balance the drug industry sponsored information sources."
Based in Connecticut, U.S. Toivo by Advocacy Unlimited brings a holistic approach with classes in interactive yoga, meditation, transformative habits, mindfulness, music healing, nutrition workshops, recovery workshops and much more.
Located in the Hartford, Connecticut area. "Volunteers in Psychotherapy (VIP) is an IRS-approved, community nonprofit organization that provides one charitable service: access to private psychotherapy – almost always for no fee. Clients “pay for” their therapy by doing independent volunteer work for a charity, nonprofit or government program.
Warfighter Advance's mission is "The Successful Reintegration of Every Warfighter". Its vision is "100% Successful Reintegration & Resilience of the Warfighter & a World Where a Traumatized Warfighter is Fully Restored in a Non-medical Context."