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Madness Radio Kickstarter Campaign -- SUCCESSFUL!

UPDATE: On January 2 2013 Madness Radio reached its Kickstarter goal -- we raised $23,796 for new shows in 2013 and a Madness Radio book! 193 people donated -- including many people who are part of The Icarus Project community. This has been an incredible showing of community mobilization for Madness Radio's first fundraising effort ever. THANKS to everyone who contributed, shared on Facebook and around the internet, and spread the word to make the campaign a success!  If you haven't heard Madness Radio listen online to one of more than 100 shows here, and join the Madness Radio Facebook for updates here.) - Will Hall, Producer, and Leah Harris, Technical Director

Madness Radio needs your support!

Please join the crowdsourcing funding effort on Kickstarter and support more Madness Radio episodes in 2013 and a Madness Radio book of interviews.

Click here to join the Kickstarter: http://kck.st/Vh7aKh

Madness Radio is co-sponsored by Icarus and longtime Icarista Will Hall has been hosting and producing shows since 2005. This is Madness Radio's first fundraising effort ever and we can't continue with shows without funding for 2013. We're also doing a Madness Radio book of interviews to reach even more people.

I want to thank everyone who has supported Madness Radio over the years, the guests and listeners and the many Icarus members and co-conspirators who have been interviewed on the show. Now is the time -- please join the effort to keep Madness Radio's voices and visions on the air. Mad love and appreciation everyone -- Will Hall, Madness Radio host

Coming Off Medications Guide - In Bosnian/Croatian!

The Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs was recently translated in Bosnian!

Sarajevo's Metanoia group brings together visionary professionals, psychology students, and people diagnosed with extreme states to change mental health treatments and community response. Icarista Will Hall recently visited to support their work.

You can download the new guide here

Get in touch with the group in Sarajevo on facebook here

Update:Croatia's activist and support group Ludruga just published a Croatian version. You can download it here; printer version is here.  : 

John 0.5

The life I would have liked to of had with you.  But I am broken and trying to fix myself on my own, it is hard and I have to fix myself on my own...  I don't even know if you were ever a possibility in reality.  But I had to try and tell you something.. 


Perhaps I need(ed) someone a little emotionally stronger than me to help me put myself back together into a better man.  But  I  don't know what I am really doing any more...


I just felt I had to tell you something.

John 0.4

 Another day , another hour, all my brain does is torment and ponder. 



John 0.3

I walk around with nice clothes on, my hair comed, my mustache trimmed and my face shaved,  yet inside I am a screaming mess,  waiting for something to happen in my environment, someone to cause a fight some where about anything, so I can just finally explode and let all the rage loose, let all my anixety,fear,frustration,worry, hopes and dreams just let loose .. and when the dust settles the blood dries up and everyone gets hauled off... someone stops and asks me , who are you and what happened.

Zine fest today!

Oh my god the zine fest is today. I am pretty excited, and as you can also see, I am staying up "late" once again. I could say I have an "excuse" tonight, as I was making sure everything was ready and printed for the zine fest in the morning (I'm not a morning person so I sure as hell am not waking up early)...but then again I seem to have an excuse every night, don't I?Oh well! No regrets, and I'm looking forward to the zine fest and breaking the stigma of our inner disjointedness.Cheers, and goodnight (hopefully).

RVA Mind(ful) Liberation's TIP banner for Richmond Zine Fest, Oct. 2011!

Stayed up for a lot of the night painting this banner. We were pretty tired.Our friend let us set up in the shop of his cab company (Napoleon TaxI!) and we painted it on a large board that we put on a forklift. It was total madness :P

Mad Stories and Wild Songs: An Open Mic Night

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 gaias.eye@gmail.com or Julia at julia.smedley2@gmail.com
Art: Christy. C. Road


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