Susan Rogers, who has been active in the consumer/survivor/ex-patient movement since 1984, has had a 36-year career as a writer, editor, public relations professional and public speaker. She has presented trainings, including keynotes, on various mental health-related subjects at a wide variety of national, statewide, and local conferences; has appeared on television and on the radio; and has been interviewed in the print media to address the prejudice and discrimination associated with psychiatric diagnoses. She is the author of numerous articles on mental health-related topics and she has edited several publications.
She is director of the National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse, a peer-run national technical assistance center funded in part by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and director of special projects of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Before joining the staff of the Mental Health Association in 1985, she was editor-in-chief of a national publication on health and personal finance. Susan is the 2011 recipient of the Judi Chamberlin Joy in Advocacy Award from the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery and the 2013 recipient of Mental Health America's Clifford W. Beers Award.