This Saturday, we will offer historical context of the intersection of mental health & oppression in the U.S. We will talk about how oppression impacts mental health on individual, collective and intergenerational levels. Additionally, we will examine how the mental health system reinforces this oppression and offer alternative narratives and tools that shift us toward … Continued
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Fireweed is one of the first weeds that emerges after a fire. The weed pulls nitrogen from the atmosphere and converts into fertilizer for new things to grow.
We decolonized our leadership. We shifted our focus to center marginalized communities impacted by the oppressive nature of the health system.
COVID-19 has pushed us to move all of our programming online for 2020. If you would like to host a COVID-19 support group please contact, Agustina Vidal at agustina (at) fireweedcollective (dot) org.
The Staff of Fireweed Collective consist of individuals whose work is informed by experiences of mental health-based issues and oppression. This wonderful group of healers, cultural workers, community organizers, and rabble rousers brings energy and wisdom to our strategic and programmatic direction.
Agustina Vidal (she/her/ella) is a first generation immigrant from northwest Argentina. Agustina creates mental health tools and resources for both the U.S. and Latin America, with particular focus in disaster mental health. You can reach her at agustina (at) fireweedcollective (dot) org.