The Icarus Project is inviting public participation in the development of a Toolkit for mental health service users seeking an alternative, March 13, 7 PM at Bluestockings Bookstore in NYC
New York City, NY (March 10, 2014) – The Icarus Project, a community based organization focused on radical mental health support, is developing a free toolkit, Mad Maps, to help empower those currently unable to secure appropriate services in our existing mental health system. It is a resource for those wanting to create not only their own paths to well-being, but also to help chart pathways for those who seek to transform the world in which we live.
A presentation of Mad Maps will be facilitated by Icarus co-founder, Sascha Altman DuBrul on Thursday, March 13, 7 PM at the Bluestockings bookstore, located at 172 Allen Street in NYC. Under the slogan ‘Mental health does not exist in a sociopolitical vacuum‘, the event will explore how people who have experienced the current mental health system are given language to understand their struggles that omits the role of oppression in their life experience. This workshop will offer collective approaches to incorporating political engagement and suggest coping skills to help face the oppressive forces affecting our mental health.
“The Icarus Project is determined to create new maps and pathways for those of us who want to change the world in which we live,” says Mr. DuBrul. “Over the last decade we have created space for thousands of stories of people labeled with psychiatric diagnosis that look very different from those in the mainstream. We are creating models of wellness that look beyond recovery to personal transformation and collective liberation.”
People interested in developing Mad Maps can do so by going to The Icarus Project website or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org