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Announcement :: Politics
Walking The Edge of Insanity: Mental Health and the Radical Activist Community
24 Sep 2004
workshop and discusion with folks from the icarus project
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WALKING THE EDGE OF INSANITY: MENTAL HEALTH AND THE RADICAL ACTIVIST COMMUNITY
WALKING THE EDGE OF INSANITY: NAVIGATING THE WORLD OF MENTAL HEALTH AS A
RADICAL IN THE 21ST CENTURY
tues, sept 28th 7pm @the lucy parsons center

As radical political activists and folks living on the fringes the
conventional social system, what does it mean within our extended
anti-authoritarian community for someone to be "mentally ill" or
struggling with traditional labels such as "clinical depression," ,
"bipolar disorder," or "schizophrenia"? How helpful is the modern
psychiatric paradigm that revolves around medicine and psychotherapy and
how much of it is really just a function of powerful pharmaceutical
corporations, public funding cuts, and a generally deranged society?

Chances are pretty high that if you're reading this, you or someone you
care about his been grappling with these questions for years. Come hear
from Ashley and Sascha of The Icarus Project who have a healthy distrust
of the current system but are working on both conventional and alternative
fronts of mental health treatment to empower people who are dealing with
the world of insanity to take back control of their lives.

Participate in the beginnings of a long overdue dialogue that addresses
the complicated taboos around mental health issues within the anarchist
community and beyond. This workshop will begin as a presentation detailing
practical health tips and information but we hope to inspire a discussion
that will last well into the future.
See also:
http://www.theicarusproject.net

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