For Peers

Want to bring The Icarus Project to your campus, organization, or community to talk about mental health and collective well-being? That’s great, because we’d love to spend time with you!

The duration and specific content of talks, workshops, and trainings are very flexible – TIP-led events have ranged from one hour to one week in length, and can be tailored to audience needs! All of the below topics may be offered in any of the above formats.  All workshops are available in English and Spanish and some may be delivered online if bringing facilitators to you is cost prohibitive. Email for more information.


Mad Maps

  • Mad Maps are wellness documents that help us to navigate our emotional terrains, particularly as they relate to issues like oppression and trauma. In Mad Map workshops participants explore non-judgmental approaches to mental health as well as build up strategies for coping with and transforming individual struggles, especially in the larger context of social injustice. The insights and tools provided are all developed for and by Icarus Project members. (Minimum 1.5 hours)

Mad Maps for LGBTQI People of Color

  • This workshop was developed by and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) people of color (POC). As people at the intersections of multiple oppressions, LGBTQI people and/or POC often get pathologized and criminalized for who we are, which can make developing practices of resilience, self care and community care challenging. By moving from spaces of abundance, solidarity, reflection, and healing, this workshop will help participants build strategies that move our folks from surviving to thriving! (Minimum 1.5 hours)

Mad Maps for Youth

  • This dedicated workshop supports students, youth organizers, and other young people with mental health issues in developing safety and wellness plans and crafting networks of support. Ageism and other forms of oppression mean that youth often face barriers to having self-determination over how they receive care during hard times. Building on young people’s lived experiences, participants will gain deepened connection and understanding around emotional well-being as well as youth-centered resilience strategies. Youth will also leave with concrete next steps to share with their friends, chosen families, and/or families of origin for safety and wellness planning. (Minimum 1.5 hours)

Supporting Loved Ones Through Crisis

  • How can we support our friends, family members, and comrades in times of crisis? This participatory setting will guide participants in approaches that allow us to show up for our loved ones as they navigate altered states, depression, trauma, and other hard times. We’ll draw on the wisdom of the room to share resilience strategies and safety team plans, with careful attention to the emotional impacts of oppression. We will also provide harm reduction strategies for navigating the mental health mainstream. Depending on the length of the event, we may also discuss strategies for healing from, moving beyond and preventing times of crisis. (Minimum 1.5 hours; Talk Minimum 1 hour)


The Icarus Project works with schools, organizations, and other groups on a sliding-scale basis. We set our rates in relation to your group’s budget and access to resources. Email for more information.