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So-called "Crazymakers" are the scapegoats of brave new world in The Artist's Way

This post takes on the curiously popularized notion--in Julie Cameron's book The Artist's Way--of the categorical 'badness' of people she (and her "expert" ilk) seek to reduce and label, and then promote that their fellows ignore them, until they get professional "help". Crucially, she (and the usual routine of "experts" "just doing their jobs") don't shed light on the reality that such "crazy-makers" are quite likely only exhibiting SYMPTOMS of their pain, even when their symptoms are INTENSE and not easy to be around. The popularized thing to do? IGNORE the most sensitive and go back to work doing what you can "only" do! DON'T try to look behind their pain and help them articulate themselves, say, via any truly meaningful community!! NO, THAT'S not for YOU laypersons/"non-experts" to "play" around with!! (BAD DOG!)

Seeking Submissions for New Reader on Trauma

An Anthology Articulating the Terrain of Trauma and Resilience
Calling for submissions!

Our aim is to create a beautiful, creative, readable document about trauma and resilience, drawing from a diversity of communities and backgrounds and addressing a wide range of topics and experiences.
We believe it is time for a reader that tells our stories and gathers our poems, radiates with our art and speaks our thoughts. Understanding and being able to relate, calling out and hearing other voices can help us to find individual and collective strength in the face of ecological, social and personal trauma.
This project is a collaboration of the Icarus project, the Bay Area Radical Mental Health Collective, and Activist Trauma Support. 

Harm Reduction Guide in German Translation - Harm Reduction-Leitfaden zum risikoarmen Absetzen von Psychopharmaka

The Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs, published by The Icarus Project and Freedom Center, is now available in German - thanks to the dedicated volunteer translation work of Inez Kochius.Harm Reduction-Leitfaden zum risikoarmen Absetzen von Psychopharmaka was a several months long translation, design, and proofreading process.

Navigating Crisis Handout


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.

Voices of Hope and Recovery: Our Stories, Our Lives


"These stories – honest, gut-wrenching and triumphant – are told by people who, through darkness, have found wellness and healing, meaning and purpose. They teach us about finding love in a world that is often harsh and cruel. With courage and insight, they reveal how to reclaim mental health in a culture that often misunderstands the healing process. Our stories demonstrate the power of the human spirit to prevail"

3 Reasons Why There are Many Custom Essays on Jane Austen

The life of Jane Austen is hardly literary stuff; she mostly led a sheltered existence. This isn’t reflected in her novels though. Was she a perceptive observer of other people? There are many custom essays that can answer that.
Austen is considered one of the beloved writers from the 19th century. Her witty observations on relationships and the social conventions on women during her time were unforgettable. Her appeal is so wide such that her novels have been adapted to the big screen and TV numerous times.

Coming Off Drugs Guide Now In Spanish! Guia Reduccion de Drogas Psiquiatricas Disponible en Castellano!

The Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs, published by The Icarus Project and Freedom Center, is now available in spanish - thanks to the dedicated translation work of Agustina Vidal from Buenos Aires Argentina.
Discontinuación del Uso de Drogas Psiquiátricas: Una Guía Basada en la
Reducción del Daño
, publicado por The Icarus Project y Freedom Center, ha sido traducida al castellano por Agustina Vidal desde Buenos Aires Argentina, miembro de la Asamblea permanente de usuarios del sistema de salud mental.
You can download the guide free online. Puedes decargarla de forma gratuita.
Go to the Resources section to download and read the Guide in spanish.
Vísite la sección de Recursos para bajar y leer la Guía.


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