While Soteria Network has its roots in the pioneering work of the late Loren Mosher and the Soteria experiment in the 1970s it is part of a wider movement for radical change in mental health approaches in the 21st century. As such we connect with, learn from, are inspired by and join – in both criticism and hope – with other organisations, actions and gatherings. We therefore seek to convey knowledge and awareness of these through providing links to a range of websites. We also welcome suggestions for new links – this is a dynamic rather than a static page!
Loren R Mosher demonstrated that the prevalent excessive destructive psychiatric drugging is a huge and tragic mistake. The psychiatric establishment was offended. Prestige and Money won. Truth and love lost.
Mental Disability Rights International, an international human rights organization which focuses on the protection of human rights for people labeled with a psychiatric diagnosis or an intellectual disability.
An international organization of users and survivors of psychiatry which advocates for the human rights of users and survivors.
A group of like-minded mental health workers, survivors and relatives concerned about the lack of alternative treatments in the Western World.
MindFreedom International unites 100 grassroots groups and thousands of members to win campaigns for human rights of people diagnosed with psychiatric disabilities.
The International Critical Psychiatry Network (ICPN) has been created by medical doctors as a forum (primarily for medical doctors) to discuss, critique, and publicise opinions, practices, literature, and events that support critical thinking and alternative approaches to psychiatry.
UK and Ireland
An international magazine for democratic psychiatry, psychology, education and community development. Incorporating the newsletter of Psychology Politics and Resistance (PPR).
The Centre for Community Mental Health works to improve services and life opportunities for people with severe and enduring mental health problems.
The University of Bradford, and Bradford District Care Trust have established the Centre for Citizenship and Community Mental Health (CCCMH).
The ‘Bradford Group’ of psychiatrists first met in Bradford in January 1999. The group provides a network to develop a critique of the contemporary psychiatric system.
Long-standing Soteria project in Berne, Switzerland.
Working towards establishing a Soteria house in the Netherlands.
The Berlin Runaway House is a modern consumer-run initiative whose philosophical roots trace back to a program originating in the Netherlands prior to the era of deinstitutionalization.
The Peter Lehmann Publishing house is orientated toward the interests of (ex-) users and survivors of psychiatry whose main concerns are self-determination and freedom from bodily harm.
Windhorse Associates is a therapeutic community approach to recovery for individuals struggling with extreme psychiatric disturbances.
NARPA brings together mental health professionals and administrators, people with psychiatric histories, academics, advocates, and attorneys who share a common goal of promoting equal citizenship of people diagnosed as mentally disabled.
The Freedom Center was founded in 2001 in Northampton MA by Will Hall and Oryx Cohen. Freedom Center has a long-term vision of creating a safe house modeled on Soteria.
The Family Outreach and Response Program (FOR) is a community, non-profit, charitable agency that was developed as an alternative family support program.
The Community Consortium is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization made up of people with psychiatric histories and their allies.