The International Network Toward Alternatives and
The International Network Toward Alternatives and Recovery
(INTAR) was founded in 2003 by a group of U.S. practitioners
and advocates in mental health recovery including world renowned
psychiatrists, people who have recovered from mental distress,
psychologists, family members and other mental health professionals.
The international organization grew out of the shared experience
and expert body of research that demonstrates a strong need
to promote non-medical humane, non-coercive ways of helping
people in emotional crisis.
INTAR is a key international organization dedicated to advancing
the knowledge and availability of alternative approaches for
individuals experiencing severe mental distress. This presentation
will focus on strategies to increase the knowledge base about
effective, non-coercive alternatives and to promote their
Introduction by Peter Lehmann