Following is a list of organizations and projects with whom IMHU is aligned.

Aligned Organizations

“Aligned” orgs means: IMHU appreciates what the following orgs are doing!  We also look forward to continued mutual recognition and support of our independent endeavors.  We are independent entities.  IMHU believes we are working together towards the same goal–a beneficial change in the way mental healthcare services are perceived and given.  We are pulling for a more integrative approach.

IMHU does not have legal or financial ties with any of the organizations listed-except Safe Harbor, Shades of Awakening, and CompassionLA. (Details below)

Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine is the world’s only member-centric organization that educates and certifies healthcare professionals in integrative health and medicine to assure exemplary holistic care. They use high quality evidence based research, treatment science, and healing practices.They combine science with compassion to transform health and medical care.The AIHM may become the world’s largest platform for the practice of integrative medicine.

American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine is the premiere resource for integrative holistic medicine. The ABIHM is in deep discussion with the American Holistic Medical Association to further develop  the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM).

American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences Their mission is to address the integration needs and further the well-being of those who have had near-death or similar spiritually transformative experiences through research, education and support.

Center for Spirituality and Healing: Aligned with the University’ of Minnesota’s mission of education, research and service, the Center is a pioneer in forging new paths for inter-professional education and research – breaking down silos and disciplinary boundaries. Their  diverse and multidisciplinary faculty strive to advance health and wellbeing around the world.

The Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, Education and Living is a charitable organization founded by Peter R. Breggin MD for those who want to raise ethical and scientific standards in psychology and psychiatry.

Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry communicates evidence of the potentially harmful effects of psychiatric drugs to the people and institutions in the UK that can make a difference.

Eternea‘s goal is to help create a better future for Earth and its inhabitants by promoting an understanding of seven postulates concerning the nature of reality, predicated on evidence from contemporary research in science and medicine suggesting that some core aspect of consciousness exists beyond the brain, survives bodily death and continues eternally.

EXPLORE: The Journal of Science & Healing addresses the scientific principles behind, and applications of, evidence-based healing practices from a wide variety of sources, including conventional, alternative, and cross-cultural medicine.

Families Healing Together provides a mental health course—interactive and online—that helps individuals and families transform and heal from the emotional distress associated with trauma and challenges that may be associated with diagnoses such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar, anxiety and other disorders.

The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care is the international community ‘development bank’ connecting today’s top researchers with the passion of private philanthropy to bring recovery practices to every community.

The Grof Foundation’s vision is a world where safe, powerful means for inner transformation are widely available to help transcend violence, foster sustainability, and enrich life.

International Journal of Healing and Caring offers the latest information on wholistic healing education, research and practice.

International Network of Integrative Mental Health INIMH’s groundbreaking website  offers clinicians, researchers and consumers easy online access to a comprehensive, searchable library on all areas of integrative mental healthcare, as well as expert-hosted forums, links to additional resources and networking connections between healthcare practitioners and the public.

The International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry (ISEPP)  is an organization of people who find, study, use and promote safe, humane and life-enhancing approaches to help people who are experiencing emotional distress, life crises, difficult dilemmas, spiritual emergencies and other forms of overwhelm and who, due to those experiences, are diagnosed with mental disorders.

International Spiritual Emergence Network They provide a collaborative platform that connects networks around the world that offer compassionate support to those who understand their experiences to be a spiritual crisis rather than a mental illness, raising awareness of a non-pathological integral framework within the mental health field.

La Maida Institute‘s mission is to offer a new way of approaching health; where the human experience, communal support, and spiritual development are central to the healing process.  (As of Fall, 2017, La Maida is becoming an affiliate of IMHU)

Mad in America serves as a resource and a community for those interested in rethinking psychiatric care in the United States and abroad by providing readers with news, personal stories, access to source documents, and informed blogs.

Marion Institute works with individuals, schools and communities to inspire change in the areas of health and healing, sustainability, green economics, environmental education, spirituality and much more.

National Empowerment Center helps individuals and groups develop the knowledge and ability to transform the mental health service system toward a more recovery-oriented and consumer-and family-driven approach. is a website that provides a wide variety of resources for people who are enthusiastic and passionate about being positive and healthy – recipes, reviews, health and wellness tips as well as helpful videos.

Rudolf Steiner Foundation Social Finance is a pioneering non-profit financial services organization dedicated to transforming the way the world works with money.

Rxisk is the first free, independent website where patients, doctors, and pharmacists can research prescription drugs and easily report a drug side effect — identifying problems and possible solutions earlier than is currently happening.

Safe Harbor is a resource offering information and referrals for non-drug approaches to nurture recovery and non-drug lifestyles for those with mental health issues.  (As of Spring, 2017, Safe Harbor has become an affiliate of IMHU).

Shades of Awakening is a Facebook page which will soon have a website.  It encourages dialogue in the international community about issues related to spiritual emergence and emergency.

Sophia University is a dynamic learning community dedicated to academic excellence that fosters multiple ways of knowing while embracing diverse paths of spiritual practice and development.

Spiritual Emergence Network  of USA (SEN) is the original support service created to refer those in spiritual crisis to appropriate helpers.  It began in 1980 and continues today.

Spiritist Medical Association educates healthcare professionals in practices that are spiritual in nature for use as a complement to conventional medicine.

Spiritual Competency Resource Center provides access to online resources that enhance the cultural sensitivity of mental health professionals. Spirituality is now accepted as an important component of cultural competence for mental health professionals.

Treatment Centers with Overnight Accommodations
(with a very cautious use of psychiatric medications)

Inner Fire seeks deep and lasting healing through an intensive program that first stabilizes a person in crisis, gradually replaces medication with holistic healing practices, addresses the core issues precipitating pain, and then develops skills for growing beyond these issues and becoming an enthusiastic and vital member of their community.  Located in rural Vermont.