The mission of the Alternatives conference is to include as many diverse perspectives as possible on mental health recovery.


At Alternatives 2018, we will be On Our Own, Transforming the Future Together!

The conference theme is On Our Own, Transforming the Future Together—as both an homage to the seminal work by the late movement leader Judi Chamberlin* and in recognition of the fact that this will be a “people’s Alternatives,” funded entirely through registration fees and donations. “We will be ‘on our own’ again, connecting to the roots of our movement,” said conference chair Anthony Fox. “We will be free and empowered to express our unique voices, to learn from each other in the spirit of self-help, mutual support, and the principles of recovery in action, with the goal of living full and independent lives in the community.”

At Alternatives 2018, we will be On Our Own, Transforming the Future Together!

*A brief video of Judi's life and contribution is at this link.

More information about her book, On Our Own, at this link.

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