“Creating Connections through Dialogue” conference

‘We live in an increasingly interdependent and interconnected world. The Creating Connections conference was an opportunity to explore various aspects of connectedness and the implications for recovery.

Health and mental health providers, people with the lived experience of mental health challenges and recovery, family members and others were invited to participate in workshops and joined in facilitated dialogue sessions to connect and learn from one another to become more effective in our lives and in our work.’

In this highlights film clip, diverse speakers and thinkers share about the harmful effects of psychiatric labels and indiscriminate medication; the importance of person-centered, holistic approaches to mental health and well-being; and a vision of a more compassionate, connected society.

The conference was held in Beverly, MA from June 10-12, 2011.