Dr. Ronald Bassman, MindFreedom International

Diagnosed with schizophrenia in my 20s and hospitalized twice for more than a year, I went on to earn my doctorate and became a licensed psychologist.  I believe that by writing and speaking my truth to power, I can challenge the misconceptions of both mental health professionals and the general public – and most importantly inspire fellow travelers.  My written works include the book, A Fight to Be: Experiences From Both Sides of the Locked Door.  My current work is centered on community inclusion and social justice.