You can find “Harm Reduction Guide To Coming off Psychiatric Drugs”, “Madness & Oppression”, and “Navigating Crisis” on our Publications page. For other Icarus guides please visit this archive.
Absolutely, but in 2020 we will only be offering online webinars and support circles.
Mad Maps are wellness documents that help us to navigate our emotional terrains, particularly as they relate to issues like oppression and trauma. In our Mad Maps workshop participants examine the way oppression impacts our perspectives and experiences of mental health, and explore non-judgmental approaches to emotional wellbeing, as well as build strategies for coping … Continued
In a world that daily attacks our emotional and physical wellbeing, care teams, care pods, or support groups can save lives. They provide a space for belonging and healing. However, organizing and maintaining a strong support group can seem like an overwhelming task. Long time Icarus member Elliott Fukui will share a how-to start and … Continued
In this trauma-sensitive space, we will gather to explore ways to respect and care for ourselves, including developing our ability to feel and learning to express consent, make requests, and set boundaries. Using a combination of somatic exercises, journaling, and group discussion, we will examine what it means to return home to our bodies and … Continued
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