Icarus Project: Mad Maps, lifesaving tools for folks facing emotional distress

The Icarus Project is hard at work turning out new, lifesaving tools for folks facing emotional distress to heal ourselves and our communities (Mad Maps). We’re deepening our racial justice efforts and strengthening local leadership, all while broadening our grassroots fundraising strategies. We need the participation of people like YOU to sustain our movement at this critical, inspiring time! … [click on the title to read and view more]

Mad Rad Crisis Intervention Team Training: psych survivors train sheriff deputies

Earlier this week, nine members of the Asheville Radical Mental Health Collective met with six deputies from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, one of them a dispatcher, a telecommunicator.

Dressed in plainclothes, the deputies came into the coffeeshop shaking hands, with a flurry of Southern manners and introductions, hands being shaken, small talk exchanged.

Couches had been moved and chairs set out, with a fan of handouts spread onto one of the seats, full of writings on radical mental health, trauma informed care, mutual aid, and listening spaces. Six deputies from Buncombe County, North Carolina recently received Icarus Project postcards. … [click on title for the rest of the post]