Mad Pride and Radical Mental Health: Sascha Altman DuBrul and The Icarus Project
This week we’re talking to Sascha Altman DuBrul, the co-founder of the Icarus Project, a radical peer-to-peer mental health support group, about mad pride and radical mental health. The organization started in 2003 when DuBrul and a few friends started traveling the country and talking to people who had been diagnosed as bipolar or schizophrenic but rejected the dominant models of treatment. The Icarus Project is active nationally and at the local level:
National Chapter: theicarusproject.net
NYC Chapter: www.nycicarus.org
You can read work published by DuBrul and other members of the Icarus Project at Interference Archive.
Navigating the Space Between Brilliance and Madness
Harm Reduction Guide to Coming off Psychiatric Drugs
Madness & Oppression: A Mad Maps Guide
DuBrul has written recently about spirituality and mental health on his website Maps to the Other Side:www.mapstotheotherside.net/
“Outside the Terminal” by Blue Dot Sessions
“500 Channels” by Choking Victim from No Gods/No Managers (1999)
“What Does Anybody Know About Anything” by Chris Zabriskie
“I Don’t See the Branches I See the Leaves” by Chris Zabriskie
Produced by Interference Archive.