The Awakenings Project

The Awakenings Project is a grass-roots initiative whose mission is to assist artists with psychiatric illnesses in developing their craft and finding an outlet for their creative abilities through art in all forms. The Awakenings Project also works to raise public awareness and acceptance of the creative talents of people living with psychiatric disorders who work in the fields of fine art, music, literature, and drama.

Family Caregiver Alliance

Family Caregiver Alliance is a public voice for caregivers, illuminating the daily challenges they face, offering them the assistance they so desperately need and deserve, and championing their cause through many means.

Academy for the Study of the Psychoanalytic Arts

The Academy’s mission is to advance the study of psychoanalytic epistemology, theory, practice, ethics and education within a psychological framework consisting of philosophy, the arts and the anthropic sciences as opposed to biology, medicine and the natural sciences.

We propose to do this through:

1.  the re-thinking of psychoanalysis as a creative intellectual discipline dedicated to the understanding of the psyche;

2.  the re-thinking of psychoanalytic practice as consisting of a collaborative inquiry to further self-understanding rather than the “treatment” of disease, disorder or deficiency;

3.  the development of educational programs for the study of the many modern and postmodern versions and visions of psychoanalysis that proceed from contextual metaphors such as narrative story, semiotics  and psychic theatre;

4.  the articulation and advancement of an ethic and principles consistent with this psychological framework;

5.  the presentation of these ideas to the academic, professional and lay communities.

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology,  founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications.

Our Sponsor


The Joy Project

“The Joy Project is a non-profit, grassroots organization based on the philosophy of using real-world, workable solutions to end the epidemic of eating disorders. We work towards reducing the rate and severity of eating disorders by supporting and conducting research, education, and support programs”.

Prevention Action

The Icarus Project

The Joy Project

Joy Nollenberg of the Joy Project contacted me via email…..

“The Joy Project is a non-profit, grassroots organization based on the
philosophy of using real-world, workable solutions to end the epidemic of
eating disorders. We work towards reducing the rate and severity of eating
disorders by supporting and conducting research, education, and support
programs. The Joy Project does not seek to replace or discourage traditional or
current treatments, but to expand the options for treatment. We seek to make
treatment options more accessible to anyone affected and find and implement
ways to make treatment more effective. The Joy Project seeks to empower
individuals with eating disorders to be active participants in their own
recovery.

Our website intends to provide no-cost information, resources, and online
support to individuals with eating disorders. In addition, we offer inventive
no-cost peer-support, consumer-driven, in-person programming that aims to reach
people who lack adequate access to traditional treatment methods”.