The Open Paradigm Project is a social media campaign that features personal accounts of those who were diagnosed with a mental illness through the DSM system, but rejected their labels and found ways to embrace their experiences.

Below is the story of Oryx Cohen who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when he was in graduate school.

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Chloe Detrick

About Chloe Detrick

Chloe Detrick works for the Society for Humanistic Psychology and manages the Global Summit on Diagnostic Alternatives site. She is a summa cum laude graduate of West Virginia University's P.I. Reed School of Journalism, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism with a major in public relations and a minor in english.