Mindful Occupation: Rising Up Without Burning OutSubmitted by Icarus Project on Fri, 02/03/2012 - 8:55pm
There is an urgent need to talk publicly about the relationship between social injustice and our mental health. We need to start redefining what it actually means to be mentally healthy, not just on an individual level, but on collective, communal, and global levels.
A group of us who have years of experience practicing peer-based community mental health support, including many Icarus folks, got together to compile a manual for organizers and participants in the #occupy movement.
Its aim is to stimulate discussion, raise awareness, provide support, contribute to maintaining a more sustainable movement, and lay the foundation for the next stage of the movement.
We are currently raising funds for an initial print run on Kickstarter. Of course, we will also make the materials available online and free of charge for downloading, distributing, and remixing under a Creative Commons license.