October 22-25, 2020 ? Atlanta, Georgia
Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted. ? MLK, Jr.
The socioeconomic and political landscape in the United States determines healthcare access and delivery. Vastly imperfect and fragmented medical, legal and social service systems impact how we care, and don?t care, for people experiencing psychosis and extreme states. With the basic human needs of millions unmet, with jails and prisons the default mental health treatment providers for thousands, and with divisive public rhetoric and policies leading many of us to check out, numb and exhausted, the possibilities for meaningful change can seem more elusive than ever.
The 19th Annual Meeting of ISPS-US will convene a diversity of ideas, perspectives, and approaches that inspire a way forward and unite us in our commitment to continue challenging the status quo. From innovative models of mental health treatment developed across borders, to collaborations aimed at removing systemic barriers, to common-sense ideas hiding in plain sight, ISPS-US will showcase how care and recovery are alive and well, often in unexpected places. Celebrating this compassionate and effective work, and refusing to adjust to the unconscionable, is our mandate for the conference.
In the southern United States for the first time, in the cradle of the Civil Rights Movement, ISPS-US will bring together a vibrant community of researchers, clinicians, peer specialists, and deep-thinkers, including people with lived experience and their families and allies, to share our hopes and visions for the new decade. Martin Luther King, Jr. said ?the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice?, and ?hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.? In this spirit, we reaffirm our belief that healing, recovery, and transformation, so urgently needed, are indeed possible and are happening every day. Please join us in Atlanta for this inspiring event.
Psychosis, Citizenship, and Belonging: Forging Pathways toward Inclusion and Healing
Abstracts, Audience, Learning Objectives & References
Omni Hotel Directions and Parking
Accessibility, Volunteering, Scholarships
Saturday Night Dinner
Print version of meeting brochure
Things to do in New Haven
Map of Omni Mezzanine