The importance of people with lived experience and family movement

People with lived experience and family members are not only important for advocacy but they are increasingly important for understanding of psychosis and recovery. On this page you find pages and cross- links to other learning resources pages which are from people with lived experience who are also a professional and links from help for family members from family movement.


More links will follow, this page is under construction

Debra Lampshire on Voices


Pat Deegan wiki see her library


Paris Williams, see Open Paradigm Project - Paris Williams


Michael Cornwall, see his talk


Ron Unger

see Psychosis as an attempted Problem solving

In this talk Ron Explains how a psychosis can be a way to solve problems. Sometimes people can make it worse. He tells also about his own experiences. 


Living With Psychosis, Recovery and Wellbeing By Elina Baker & Melanie Attwater

This is a self-help book, co-written by a clinical psychologist and a person with lived experience of psychosis and offers information about a range of ways of understanding and coping with psychosis, from both professional and personal perspectives


Elenior Longdon

Dr. Eleanor Longden is an award winning postdoctoral psychology researcher with a specialist interest in psychosis, trauma and dissociation.  On this page she is interviewed. See for her TED talk The vopices in  my head


Will Hall about his own history and his experience with medication see youtube


Ron Bassman, his website with books and artcles


Bibliography of First-Person Narratives of Madness
Please send corrections, comments or inquiries to:
Gail A. Hornstein
Professor of Psychology
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA 01075 USA


Families healing together

Families Healing Together connects families around the world in a shared purpose of broadening perspectives on mental health and emotional distress. We enrich each other's lives through education, support and the healing power of community


 Psychosis: The secret life of my family and the a trailer of her film
For 20 years, Sara Kenney has kept silent about her two brothers' psychotic illness. But now she hopes her film, inspired by their story, will help to lift the stigma


Bureau 'de Mat"offers excellent trainingen in communication with someone who is psychotic


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ISPS Journal


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