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A place for new members to say hi and let people know who they are.

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Oct 14, 2017 10:14 pm


Open Dialogue

A place to talk about general topics that don't fit other categories. This forum is
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Oct 18, 2017 2:56 pm

by WindThroughDoor

Icarus Project - (Inter)national Organizing

Get involved with Icarus and the radical mental health movement as a collaborator and volunteer. Report on your efforts and let us know what you're doing.

Subforums: USSF 2010, Wellness, Transparency, Accountability, Fundraising Working Group, Organizing and Educational Materials, Provider Network Planning

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Oct 04, 2017 5:12 pm

by naomibardo

Local Meetups and Community Organizing

Use this section to shout out to Icaristas and other mad hatters and allies in your area, put out feelers to start a new group (under the banner of Icarus or independently) and announce local events.

Subforums: New York City, Chicago, Boston, Portland, Minneapolis, San Francisco Bay Area, Asheville, NC, Philadelphia, UK Organizing, Seattle, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Richmond, VA, Denver

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Oct 11, 2017 6:17 pm

by apprehensiveacolyte

Experiencing "Madness" and "Extreme States"

What it feels like to go through the thousand shades of gray that get labeled bipolar, mania, depression, schizophrenia, borderline, panic, anxiety, psychosis, attention deficit, obsessive-compulsive, self-injury and ... what's it like in your world? How do you relate to your mind and your diagnosis? What language makes sense to you?

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Oct 09, 2017 4:00 pm

by oregonjunco

Health and Wellness

Is wellness just a state of non-sickness, or something entirely different? How are "physical health" and "mental health" linked? General discussions about health issues are welcome here -- for more treatment-specific discussions (whether psych med or alternative) see the subforums.

Subforums: Alternative and Holistic Treatments, Psychiatric Medication and Mainstream Treatments, Navigating the System: Institutions and Health Providers, Reducing and Going Off Medications Safely, Food and Health

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Oct 19, 2017 12:47 am

by Orlandoboom55

Stand Up For Your Rights: Oppression, Advocacy, and Activism

What's the role of racism, classism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination in relation to "mental illness"? How do we fight stigma? Discuss the issues, organize for human rights, and post action alerts here.

Subforums: Police Violence and Harassment Database, Mindful Occupation

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Sep 28, 2017 8:41 pm

by in.exile

Making Maps, Swimming Upstream and Building Islands of Community

How do we live with the monocropped corporate realities of "normal" work, school, money, family, walmart, leg-shaving, in-laws, expectations? As DIY radicals, activists, anarchists, punks, and everything else, should we fit in or make the world fit us? What does mental diversity mean to you? What kind of world is possible?

Subforum: DIY Creations and Story Swap

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Sep 26, 2017 10:09 am

by Spinygrrl

Give Me Lithium or Give Me Meth

Self medicating? Who isn't?!? What is your experience with alcohol & other drug use and abuse as coping mechanisms, recreation, enlightenment, or self-destruction? How do you deal with their grip? 12-step, harm reduction, visionary ritual, total indulgence and any other perspectives welcome.

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Oct 14, 2017 2:08 am

by solefood

Creativity and Madness

A place to explore the ways that our wild outsider minds free, fuel, and sometimes derail the creative process. Share your madly created art, music, and words here.

Subforums: Poetry, Art, Graphics, Photos, and Video, Zines, Music, Mad Geekdom

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Oct 15, 2017 5:05 pm


Deconstruct the Media

Discuss and review books, movies, TV shows, current events, zines, comix, games, music and science articles related to madness. Intriguing news headlines? Mad science studies? Post excerpts and links for discussion here.

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Oct 14, 2017 1:58 pm

by WindThroughDoor

For Friends, Family, and Allies

This is a place to talk about what it's like to live with or support someone labeled with a psych diagnosis and/or struggling with madness. How do you help someone in crisis? How do you make sense of being told conflicting things by different healers?

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Jul 05, 2017 8:36 am

by WindThroughDoor


What place does spiritual practice have in our lives and in our emotions? How do our visions of the divine and feelings of interconnectedness relate to living with madness? What is our place within a framework greater than human civilization, and how does this affect our daily struggles?

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Oct 19, 2017 3:20 pm

by naomibardo

Alternate Dimensions or Psychotic Delusions?

A place to talk about everything from mysticism to lucid dreaming to psychosis to telepathy to conspiracy theories. How do we make sense of the things we see and feel even though we know most ‘normal’ people don’t acknowledge them? How do we harness our mutant powers? Is there really 'power' in what they call ‘madness’ or are we just a bunch of loons?

Subforum: Dreams & Nightmares

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Oct 02, 2017 4:36 pm

by WindThroughDoor

Relationships: Family, Friends & Lovers

The complexities of friendship, parenting, family life, and intimate relationships while navigating extreme states of mind. From mad parenting tips, to questions about polyamory, to sibling rivalry or feeling shunned by friends once you "came out' as mad. Note: explicitly sexual topics should go in the sex/sexuality forum.

Subforum: TIP Parents

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Oct 10, 2017 9:42 pm

by naomibardo

Mad QTs

A safe space for queer, trans*, gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, and questioning folks (and their allies). Please note that this forum will be moderated "more strictly" than other forums. Offensive or demeaning or even irrelevant content will be moved to other forums as deemed necessary.

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Sep 14, 2017 10:20 am

by Spinygrrl

Sex and Sexuality

Sex has the potential to heal us and to hurt us. Many of us find that our madness is intertwined with our sexualities in both positive and negative ways. This forum contains explicit talk about sexual practices, bodies, sexuality, sexual trauma, etc.

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Oct 16, 2017 12:15 pm

by WindThroughDoor

Website Bug Reports / Technical Problems / Feedback

Make the Icarus website a better place! We'd love to hear anything you have to say about the website. Something broken? Need a new feature? Let us know...

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Sep 04, 2017 4:30 pm

by NickF

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