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Meet Daniela Capistrano: National Organizer For The Icarus Project!

Join us in officially welcoming Daniela Capistrano to The Icarus Project! She joined us in December 2014 to support Icarus organizers across the country. Icarus organizers provide peer support to those with complex mental health realities in a safe and accessible environment, but often face incredible challenges in their work. Daniela is helping our community meet those challenges.

Coming Off Medications Guide - In Japanese!

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

Thanks to the amazing translation team of Madness Radio listeners Dr. Tsuyoshi Matsuo, Makoto and Yuko Matsuo, Richard Sadowsky, Kyoko Hamashima, Mari Yamamoto, and Mika Jarmusz, with layout support by Seth Kadish

You can download the new guide here.

Download the scrambled pages printer version here.

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

Mindful Occupation Booklet now at AK Press!

We're excited to announce that the Icarus-inspired booklet "Mindful Occupation: Rising Up Without Burning Out" is now available from AK Press.

http://www.akpress.org/mindful-occupation.html

(And of course, available for free download for printing, reading, or distributing from the M/O website at: http://mindfuloccupation.org/)

 

"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. This booklet is a valuable beginning of that conversation."

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.

Coming Off Medications Workshop Censored at Alternatives Conference

UPDATE: The National Empowerment Center has reversed its controversial decision amid public outcry, including the emails and calls of many Icaristas, and the workshop will be restored. Read about the reversal here: http://www.madnessradio.net/update-coming-off-medication-workshop-restored 

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