In this trauma-informed space, we will gather to explore ways to deal with triggers – events that bring up old trauma, take us out of current time, knock us off center, activate our stress responses, and make life really heard. Using a combination of somatic exercises, journalling, and discussion, we will examine ways to return … Continued
We’re happy to bring to you Mad Maps: documents that we create for ourselves as reminders of our goals, what is important to us, our personal signs of struggle, and our strategies for self-determined well-being. Drawing from the input of hundreds of members of the Icarus Project community, this guide (the first of four), examines … Continued
A lot of people these days like to talk about care collectives and care networks– groups of people who come together to care for each other’s physical or mental disability/care needs. But what if you don’t have friends, or friends you feel you can ask to do that stuff? What if you’re afraid that you’ll … Continued
The Icarus Project and Freedom Center’s 52-page illustrated guide gathers the best information we’ve come across and the most valuable lessons we’ve learned about reducing and coming off psychiatric medication. Based in more than 10 years work in the peer support movement, this Guide is used internationally by individuals, families, professionals, and organizations, and is available a growing number … Continued
This four-page handout was edited by Clarextina and Will and Icarus member contributors, drawing from material in Navigating the Space, and turned into a beautiful design by Clarextina. It presents key things to think about when you are dealing with mental health crisis.
Drug-using sex workers are heavily pathologized and underserved as mental health patients and survivors. Join The Icarus Project for a webinar TONIGHT November 7th at 8pm et / 7pm ct / 6pm mt / 5pm pt to explore mental health at the intersections of drug use and sex work. Facilitated by Caty Simon Caty is the co-editor of Tits and … Continued
How can we keep ourselves grounded as we participate in this movement moment? In our current political climate, we’re seeing many new activists and increasing momentum but also increasing burnout and despair. Join The Icarus Project THIS SUNDAY, September 30th at 7:00pm et / 6:00pm ct / 5:00 mt / 4:00pt for a webinar where we will … Continued
How do we take care of ourselves and each other when we are tending little ones? How is our parenting experience impacted by the identities we hold and the oppressions we face? How can those of us with sensitive nervous systems and histories of trauma find balance while parenting? Join us for discussion, journaling exercises, and … Continued