National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy

Caroline E. White

Caroline White first interfaced with psychiatry at the age of eight, and years later was able to find a path out of a world defined by diagnoses and medications through roller derby and social activism. 
Since moving out of a staffed group home seven years ago, she has worked tirelessly to create change in the mental health system, developing and re-defining peer roles in various organizations in North Carolina and Massachusetts.
Caroline is currently a part of the Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community (WMRLC), a promoting the values of self-determination and mutual support in a number of settings, ranging from a long-term forensic unit to a Quaker Meeting House.  She is a facilitator/trainer for "Alternatives to Suicide" groups, promoting conversation and connection over the current paradigm of "risk assessment”.  Caroline is also a trainer for Hearing Voices-USA and works on developing national networks of support for voice-hearers in her role as Training Coordinator for the Hearing Voices Research and Development Project.