"Will Hall" is an American mental health advocate, counselor, writer, and teacher. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, he is a leader in the Peer support specialist/peer support movement and is an organizer within the psychiatric survivors movement. Hall advocates the recovery approach to mental illness and is recognized internationally as an innovator in the treatment and societal response to psychosis.

In 2001, he co-founded the Freedom Center (mental health organization)/Freedom Center and from 2004-2009 was a co-coordinator for The Icarus Project. He has consulted for Mental Disability Rights International, the Family Outreach and Response Program, and the Office on Violence Against Women, and in 2012 presented to the American Psychiatric Association's Institute on Psychiatric Services.

Hall hosts the FM radio program, "Madness Radio," syndicated on the Pacifica Radio/Pacifica Network, and in 2009, co-founded Portland Hearing Voices.

He lives in Portland, Oregon, New York City and Las Delicias, Costa Rica.

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One of the highlights continues to be the awards banquet. I think that the simple act of honoring excellent individual effort and outstanding school programs adds an air of excitement to the conference.

If I had stayed on medication, I don't think there's any way my life would be as together as it is now.

We continue to try to move our event up a notch each time and I am excited about the enhanced program we're offering this year.