This four-page handout was edited by Clarextina and Will and Icarus member contributors, drawing from material in Navigating the Space, and turned into a beautiful design by Clarextina. It presents key things to think about when you are dealing with mental health crisis.
Ready to download on 8.5″ x 17″ double sided paper and fold.
Taking Care of the Basics
Poster: Taking Care of the Basics
This is a comic Sophie Crumb made for us about being sure you eat good food, sleep, exercise, take your meds/herbs/etc., and have some kind of schedule.
Dangerous Gifts Support Group Poster: Dangerous Gifts Support Group
This image, a comic about looking for your people at the “National Association for the Eradication of Mental Illness” and finding them at The Icarus Project instead, was designed by Becky Cloonan.
First Aid for Emotional Trauma
A two-page handout on what emotional trauma is and how to work to heal it, written by Will Hall and based on Peter Levine, Hakomi, Judith Herman, and Process-Oriented Psychology. 12-08 update: this flyer is in use by the Bay Area Crititical Incident Stress Management team.
Madness First Aid Kit Handout
This handout to print and fold offers a wealth of tools for dealing with madness and keeping ourselves well and healthy, created by Sonny Kentucky sonnykentucky(at)gmail(dot)com.
Help Getting to Sleep
A simple handout on helping people get to sleep.
A collection of cool teachings on group facilitation borrowed mostly from the Rockwood Institute for a Freedom Center training, downloadable as a pdf. Also I added some interesting handouts from the Aspirationtech open source developers’ conference.