Who We Are

The Mad in America Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve as a catalyst for remaking mental health in the United States and abroad. We believe that the current drug-based paradigm of care has failed our society, and that scientific research, as well as the lived experience of those who have been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder, points to the need for profound change.

Mad in America Continuing Education (MIACE) is integral to promoting such change. Our courses, taught by leading researchers and practitioners in the field, provide a scientific critique of the existing paradigm of care, and tell of alternative approaches that could serve as the foundation for a new paradigm, one that de-emphasizes the use of psychiatric medications, particularly over the long-term.

Our Team

Robert Nikkel, MSW, who had been the director of Mad in America Continuing Education, retired in 2022. If you have questions about the current status of any listed course, contact [email protected].