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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.
Based in Connecticut, U.S. "Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that helps people with or in recovery from mental health and/or addiction issues and their families. Our primary focus is to help people recover and/or strengthen their recovery, enabling them to re-integrate into the community, obtain jobs, and achieve their independence."
"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 Center for the Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry aims to provide strategic leadership in human rights advocacy, implementation and monitoring relevant to people experiencing or labeled with madness, mental health problems or trauma."
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."
Founded by lawyer and ex-psychiatric patient James Gottstein, the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights) is a public interest law firm with a mission "to mount a strategic litigation campaign against forced psychiatric drugging and electroshock in the United States". PsychRights has won a number of precedent-setting cases, and the website provides many legal resources.
"MindFreedom International is a nonprofit organization that unites 100 sponsor and affiliate grassroots groups with thousands of individual members to win human rights and alternatives for people labeled with psychiatric disabilities."
"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."
The Movement Of Mothers Standing-up-together are "Mothers and Other Individuals who have experienced grief, pain, shock, outrage and deep heartbreak, in response to the treatment our loved ones received, through mental health care agencies and institutions."
"The National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy mission is to promote policies and pursue strategies that result in individuals with psychiatric diagnoses making their own choices regarding treatment. We educate and mentor those individuals to enable them to exercise their legal and human rights with a goal of abolition of all forced treatment."
Based in Vermont. "Pathways Vermont transforms the lives of people experiencing mental health and other life challenges by supporting self directed roads to recovery and wellness in an atmosphere of dignity, respect, choice and hope."