Pat Risser - Life-long Advocate

This page has been established to honor the life and legacy of Pat Risser, a pioneer of the psychiatric disability movement and a passionate advocate for human rights and social justice.  Please click on the titles below which are links to the documents.   Pat Risser (1952 - 2016)


Pat Risser's Obituary

Pat Risser's final blog:  "The T Word"

A Tribute to Pat by his colleague Diana Spore

Tribute to Pat by the Recovery is Beautiful Advisory Committee

Attorney and co-founder of the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights Jim Gottstein reflects on Pat Risser.

OhioMHAS Training and Development Video honoring Pat as a "true advocate and activist for human rights and social justice." Pat was integral in the training created for Ohio Peer Supporters.

Comprehensive History of the Consumer/Client/Survivor/Ex-patient/Ex-inmate/User Community

Pat Risser's webpage



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