Peter Stastny Writes on “Alternatives for First Breaks” Conference at MIWatch.Org

MIWatch-News About Mental Illness published this essay by INTAR coordinator Peter Stastny prior to the 2009 INTAR conference in New York City. Read the the essay at the MIWatch website here, including the extensive dialog in the Comments section.

Photos from Rethinking Psychiatric Crisis – 2009 Conference

The 2009 INTAR conference on “Rethinking Psychiatric Crisis” in New York City was a success. Volunteer photographers Brian MacKinnon, Will Hall, and Krista MacKinnon recorded the pre-conference retreat in Rye, NY, and the conference itself at NYU’s Kimmel Center. The harvest is shared online at Flickr .

Announcement: Rethinking Psychiatric Crisis: Nov. 23, 2009: New York City

Please join INTAR for our 5th annual conference on November 23rd at New York University’s Kimmel Center — Rethinking Psychiatric Crisis: alternative responses to “first breaks.”
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2008 INTAR Conference Toronto Notes and Materials

The 2008 International Recovery Perspectives Conference – Action On Alternatives – Critical and Creative Exploration of Leading Edge Approaches in Mental Health Recovery was held in Toronto Canada June 5-7 . The powerful event brought together more than 300 survivors, professionals, family members and others involved in helping people through extreme states of emotional distress. […]

Voices of INTAR Audio Documentary

Listen to this hour-long audio documentary about INTAR interviewing 13 participants at the 2005 Killarney Ireland gathering. Produced by survivor-advocate Will Hall of You can also use right- or control-click/save as to download the audio file directly. [audio:]

2007 INTAR Meeting – Chris Stevenson Report

INTAR Meeting, Pith, Pit, Pearls, Promise and Practice Chris Stevenson, June 2007 Instead of reporting on the specific workshops I attended (Structure), I have elected to speak about the overall INTAR experience, and processes. I believe attention to, and learning from, the processes is as important as reporting outcomes. In addition, much learning occurs in […]