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Information on Alternatives 2010 presenters, websites, and future talks:

Gayle Bluebird and Janet Paleo will be receiving Voice Awards presented in Hollywood, California by SAMHSA on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. There is no charge for attendance. The event celebrates consumer advocates who work tirelessly to promote the social inclusion of people with behavioral health problems and the real possibility of recovery as well as writers and producers. www.whatadifference.samhsa.gov/voiceawards

Kevin Hines was featured on CBS Sunday Morning on October 3, 2010. See the video here: www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6923266n&tag=related;photovideo

Robert Whitaker’s future talks and link to his Alternatives talk: www.madinamerica.com/madinamerica.com/Whitaker/Whitaker.html

SAMHSA 10 x 10 Wellness Campaign Free Trainings Available Online: www.promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/10by10/archives/default.aspx

Tracking Wellness Measures to Increase Life Expectancy Among People with Mental Health Problems: October 26, 2010
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., ET: www.promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/10by10/training.aspx

Andersen, Debbie, An Overview of the Art of Facilitating Self-Determination www.wellbeyondrecovery.com

Ashenden, Peter, The Memorial Gardens of St. Elizabeth’s Psychiatric Hospital and the Traveling Memorial Exhibit www.memorialofrecovereddignity.org

Aslami, Khatera, The Alameda County Social Inclusion Campaign: Stamping Out Stigma and Discrimination through Positive Interventions, www.peersnet.org 

Aslan, Marion, EleMental-International Centre for Principles and Values of Recovery and Thriving, www.crazydiamond.org.uk

Bach, Dennis, Learning Community to Expand Use of Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) Teaching Whole Health in Texas, www.viahope.org

Badillo, George, Peers and Parenting, www.community-consortium.org/bd-gb.htm, www.narpa.org/badillo.htm

Bell, Lori, Work and Wellness: How Vocational Activities Promote the Eight Dimensions of Wellness, www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Lori/Bell

Benner, Ann Bohr, Psychiatric Advance Directives and WRAP Crisis Plans, www.vocal.com

Bergeson, Sue, Using the 2010 Pillars of Peer Support White Paper to Advance the Role of Consumers within your State and System of Care, www.healthcentral.com/profiles/c/116, www.dbsalliance.org

Black Men Speak, KEYNOTE, www.laspublicforum.org/blackmenspeak.htm

Esnayra, Joan, Psychiatric Service Dog Society, www.psychdog.org

Hall, Will, www.willhall.net, www.madnessradio.net

Hansen, Chris, Intentional Peer Support, www.mentalhealthpeers.com 

Knight, Ed, Psychosis Dharma Community, www.psychosisdharmacommunity.net

Landau, Vanessa, Heroes Project – Resiliency Fitness Paradigm, www.heroesprojectusa.com

National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association, www.naapimha.org

Oaks, David, www.mindfreedom.org

Paleo, Janet, www.theprointernational.com

Plotnick, Debbie, Advanced Systems Advocacy, https://sites.google.com/a/mhasp.org/systemsadvocacyresources

Ragins, MD, Mark, KEYNOTE: Many Roads to Recovery, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Ragins, http://www.village-isa.org/Village%20Writings/writings_hp.htm

Rider, Ann, www.recoveryempowermentnetwork.net

Robins, Suzann, Author of Exploring Intimacy: Cultivating Healthy Relationships through Insight and Intuition. Speaker and Educator for Inner Visions and Rainbow Resources. Find out more at www.suzannrobins.com  or vendor site www.wildirismarket.com/mall

Rogers, Joe, A Summary of Research on Supported Education for Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities, Boston University Disability Research Right to Know Supported Education information, http://drrk.bu.edu/research-syntheses/psychiatric-disabilities/supported-education, www.mhselfhelp.org

Rosenthal, Ken Paul, Presenting screenings/workshops all over North America with his poetic documentary on mental health, Crooked Beauty. For tour locations, bookings, and DVDs: www.crookedbeauty.com

Sweet, Grace, Laughter Yoga, www.averagemiracles.org

West, Corinna, Developing your Art Practice into a Self-Supporting Business to Promote Social Justice, and Success stories from the Developing World on Recovery and the Improvement of Social Justice, www.CorinnaWest.com 

Wetzler, Denise, Psychiatric Service Dogs, www.psychdog.org

Williams, Mertice “Gitane”; Hess, Jim; Blum, Patty, Social Inclusion in the Workplace, www.dreamcatch.us, www.crestwoodbehavioralhealth.com

More to come!!

Alternatives 2010 is funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration