Irene van de Giessen

Manager of the Dutch organization „Foundation for Recovery Talent“

Irene van de Giessen

Manager of the Dutch organization „Foundation for Recovery Talent“

Biography

Irene van de Giessen, once labeled as severely and enduringly mentally ill, is now an expert by experience. She is manager of the Dutch organization ‘Foundation for Recovery Talent’’, a company which is specialized in innovative ways of supporting people who struggle with extreme states (including ‘psychosis’, ‘dissociation’ and post traumatic reactions). She is member of the board of the Dutch Knowledge Centre for Severe Mental Illness (Phrenos) and advisor of the Dutch Association for Psychiatry.