The International Network Toward Alternatives and Recovery gathers prominent survivors, professionals, family members, and advocates from around the world to work together for new clinical and social practices in response to emotional distress and what is often labeled as psychosis. Based in leading edge research and successful innovations, INTAR believes the prevailing biomedical overreliance on diagnoses, hospitals, and medications has failed to respect the dignity and autonomy of the person in crisis, and that full recovery must be at the center of ethical care. INTAR promotes alternative settings to hospitals and institutions, so that people in crisis including what is called "schizophrenia" and "bipolar" can find the care, connectedness, respect, and interventions they need and elect to use. We understand "madness" and extreme states of distress from a social, holistic, and humanistic perspective. Our backgrounds range widely, from peer/user organizing to … [Read More...]
Challenging Our Understanding
of Psychosis and Exploring Alternatives for Recovery
November 3 & 4, 2011
University of Toronto, Hart House
This conference offered a unique opportunity to hear from a distinguished group of writers, clinical practitioners, researchers, advocates and activists who are foremost in their fields of critical psychiatry, psychology, education, journalism, community development and activism. Their inspiring work on psychosis, depression and recovery puts them in the vanguard of the push to transform mental health care.
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SAVE THE DATES Trans-cultural Dialogues about Mental health, Extreme states and Alternatives for Recovery”, the next INTAR conference is due to take place in India from the 26th to 28th November, in Pune, India, in 2016. We’re looking forward to a gathering of activists, service users and academics – from Asia and from all over the world to discuss humane approaches to extreme mental crises, to dialogue and to learn from each other. With Asia being a haven of eastern healing techniques, showcasing its potential on recovery methods to the world is a very promising prospect. Also, Asia will welcome stalwarts in the field of Alternatives and Recovery for a wholesome cultural dialogue on healing. The Bapu Trust for Research on Mind & Discourse, an NGO working since 1999 on humanizing the mental health care system, is the local organizer and host. ?Information about venue, registration etc. will be published on this website in due course. However, if you’re interested in participating and want to learn more about INTAR 2016 sooner, feel free to get in touch with the organizing committee: firstname.lastname@example.org Download conference info Continue Reading…Share