Mad in America Continuing Education

Envisioning a new paradigm of mental health care

Opening a Dialogue about Early Psychosis Programs in the US

Recently I listened in to a webinar that discussed a number of key issues related to the development of early psychosis intervention programs in the United States and found that it stimulated many thoughts and raised important issues that need more discussion. I sense that we spend time mostly...


SAMHSA's Rose-Colored Lens

The US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) should be commended for its attempt to provide a basic understanding of recovery-oriented care, and its attempt to bring recovery-oriented practice into the mainstream of professional practice. To that end, it has produced...


Antidepressants and Pregnancy: The Risks and Potential Harm to Normal Fetal Development

For the past several months, MIA Continuing Education has been working with a small online education company,, to remake our CME/CEU lectures into full-bodied courses. Our first such course is on the risks that antidepressant use during pregnancy pose to the developing fetus. We...