We are a support network and media project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness. We envision a new culture that allows the space and freedom for exploring different states of being, and recognizes that breakdown can be the entrance to breakthrough. We aim to create a language that is so vast and rich that it expresses the infinite diversity of human experiences.
After years of peer support work, Sascha is finding a place for himself as a radical mental health practitioner while wrapping up his first year of social work school in New York City. Inspired by his experiences with Icarus, and drawing on his social work schooling, Sascha’s new focus will be building tools for mental health practice that are rooted in visionary storytelling and collective liberation.
We are excited to present a conversation that is groundbreaking for us: excavating the roots of the traumas inflicted upon our past generations and exploring the ways in which intergenerational traumas have shaped the manifestations of oppression within our worlds.
As of December 2014, The Icarus Project actively supports local Icarus chapters and affinity groups nationwide. Contact a group in your area to attend a peer support meeting and to find out how you can get involved in radical mental health organizing and advocacy.
Icarus Affiliated Local Groups as of 2/15/2015
Between December 2014 and February 2015, Daniela Capistrano, TIP National Organizer, has connected directly with the following 15 active and emerging TIP chapters and affinity groups: