Crooked Beauty is a poetic documentary that chronicles The Icarus Project's co-founder Jacks McNamara’s transformative journey from psych ward inpatient to pioneering mental health advocacy. It will be screening at 3 festivals in the UK this fall. Come out if you are in England or Scotland!
This Wax and Feathers zine was a collaborative work by a group of super talented folks who post on the Icarus Project forums.They write in the intro:"In expressing our feelings, insights, and ideas about madness and the world around us we hope to inform and inspire others. The stories told by the psychiatric establishment, pharmaceutical industry, and the mainstream media all to often overshadow our own. By sharing our stories with others we can reclaim the right to define ourselves and our experiences. We choose to honor our uniqueness and complexity by letting our voices be heard."Download it! Print it out! Share it with your peeps! Mad Love!http://www.theicarusproject.net/files/waxandfeathers.pdf
The Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs, published by The Icarus Project and Freedom Center, is now available in Greek - thanks to the dedicated volunteer translation work of Marianna Kefallinou and Katerina Tsantila and the design work of Vassilis Betsis. You can download theGreek version here.Οδηγός Μείωσης της Βλάβης για τη Διακοπή των Ψυχιατρικών Φαρμάκων
The Icarus Project is seeking submissions for Mad Pride Week, May 16th to May 22nd! Mad Pride Week is a celebration of dangerous gifts commonly labeled as “mental illness.” Instead of the shame, silence, and alienation that we experience in society we are choosing to reclaim our identities and empower ourselves with a week of events, workshops, film showings, community organizing, performances, and more!
Share your stories of mental health/illness, experiences with the mental health industry, tools for individual and community healing, and dreams of liberation. Bring songs, poems, stories, friends.
Laughing Horse Books 12 NE 10th Portland, Oregon
This event is the kick-off for a new icarus project, a weekly radical mental support group. If you're interested in being part of that but can't make this event, e-mail River at firstname.lastname@example.org or Julia at email@example.com Art: Christy. C. Road