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ISPS-US has extended the deadline for submitting proposals for the ISPS-US 2023 Annual Conference. The new deadline for abstract submissions is now June 7th.

The conference, themed "Humanity in Solidarity: Sharing the Journey Through Psychosis and Extreme States," will take place from October 27-29th at the University of Delaware in Newark, DE. We are excited to bring together researchers, practitioners, people with lived experience, family members, and advocates to explore the human experience of psychosis and extreme states, and to highlight the significance of building solidarity and community in the journey of healing.

ISPS-US members recently took part in a letter-writing campaign to The New Yorker in response to their article The Revolving Door / The System that Failed Jordan Neely. Thanks to the collective effort from our organization and others, The New Yorker will publish this moving and important letter from a reader that helps to highlight our and others' concerns around coerced treatment.

This Memorial Day, we remember and honor the men and women who have served our country’s armed forces—specifically those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

If you try to live altruistically, then combating your own loneliness can play a vital role in how you serve others. Here’s how to overcome loneliness in everyday life.

Advocates are currently organizing against a recent RFP put out by the state's DMHAS for a peer respite center because the limitations set around the center deviate from what studies and experience in other states show are best practices.

The White Paper, a response to Alaska's HB172 bill, presents evidence against coercive approaches and offers effective alternative approaches such as peer respite houses, hearing voices groups, and open dialogue. These alternatives are among the approaches that ISPS-US promotes.

Teenagers are our future; by building them up and encouraging them—even if they’re not our own children—we can create a better future for generations to come.

In this webinar, advocates Sascha Altman DuBrul and Stephen Nawotniak will share their unique perspectives on transforming mental health care through peer support in pathways from both inside and outside the system.

Voice-hearers and their supporters and allies will learn techniques to develop a compassionate understanding and relationship with voices.