Laura has spoken across North America, Europe, and Latin America. In her talks, she discusses her personal journey into and out of the mental health system; the effects of psychiatric diagnoses and drugs on childhood and adolescence; taking and coming off psychiatric drugs, and more. To discuss bringing Laura to your community, organization, institution, or group for a talk, click on ‘Inquiries’ in the main menu.


Demedicalized, Reconnected, and Rehumanized: Towards a Future Beyond the Mental Health System 

This talk was given at the A Disorder 4 Everyone Conference in London, UK, on September 6th, 2018.


Coming Out the Other Side… How Did It Happen?

Laura spoke about “unbecoming” a psychiatric patient at this 2016 Mental Health Summit in Sedona, Arizona, USA.


Recovering Myself: A Talk About Journeying Through the Mental Health System and Coming Back to Oneself

Laura gave this talk in Anchorage, Alaska in the Fall of 2015.


Leaving Psychiatric Labels and Drugs

Laura spoke on this panel at the 2015 Driving Us Crazy Film Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden.


Reclaiming Humanity: Building a Post-Psychiatry, Post Mental Health World

This talk was given at the 2014 annual International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry conference in Los Angeles, California, USA.