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Parenting Today is a collaboration between Eric Maisel and Heather Juergensen.

We believe children need a seat at the table in the larger conversation about psychiatric ethics and best practices.

Heather Juergensen

Heather Juergensen is a health coach, writer and creator of online content. Her mission is to help individuals and families redefine mental health as something we can consciously cultivate with informed lifestyle choices, as opposed to an elusive destination controlled by doctors and magic pills.

Her training rests in the functional medical model, which views the body and mind as fully integrated and impacting each other in profound ways. She is the founder of the website The Strong Woman and the producer of the online conference The Depression Dialogues. Prior to her work as a mental health advocate, she was an award-winning actress and screenwriter.

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Eric Maisel, PhD

Eric Maisel, PhD is the author of more than fifty books and a noted thought leader in the movement known as critical psychology. His books include Overcoming Your Difficult Family, Rethinking Depression, The Future of Mental Health, Helping Survivors of Authoritarian Parents, Siblings and Partners, Humane Helping, Helping Parents of Diagnosed, Distressed and Different Children (Routledge, 2019) and Healing the Artist Within (Dover, 2019). Dr. Maisel is a retired family therapist, active coach and critical psychology advocate. He writes the Rethinking Mental Health blog for Psychology Today, lectures nationally and internationally, provides keynotes for organizations like the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry, and facilitates deep writing workshops all over the world. You can learn more about his workshops, trainings, books, and services at www.ericmaisel.com.

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