We support collaboration, understanding, growth, and change in the mental health field.

We offer refreshingly innovative courses and events in New York City, lead by both those with professional training and with lived experience. Our trainings cover critical, timely, and socially relevant topics, but most importantly, allow us to provide the space for communities to connect and share with each other.

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What are people saying about our trainings?

“I got some very useful things from this course! Many times I found myself seeing the way I view crisis in a different light. I’m learning to stop viewing someone in crisis as the “other” and the relationship more as two people learning together”
“The biggest takeaway for me was learning that there are other ways to define mental health “disorders” or “pathologies” (i.e. psychosis) and that the current system doesn’t always address basic needs.”
“There is so much more to learn about topics that I was familiar with and so many concepts I had never encountered before. A whole new, bigger world!           
“The overall broad viewpoint of alternatives in mental health is a breath of fresh air to hear about. The difficulties are there, but to have such a knowledgeable group converse about options just feels so right. The faculty really gives so much emotion with the  love of their work and their hopeful viewpoints”
"They balance professionalism with humanity"

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Our Contributors

We extend a huge thank you to everyone who supported IDHA in launching ReThinking Crisis, our first course open to the public!
With great gratitude to: Anita Altman, Aliza Benloulou, Sandra Crenshaw, Yvette Fruchter, Tate Gregor, Marie Hansen, Mary and Herb Kalatsky, Katie Kilbourn,  Lily King, David Rusty, Werner Rust, Mary S., Berl Schoenfeld,  Naasiha Siddiqui, PiranhaYama.com, Jagger Waters, and all our anonymous backers!