MENTAL MANADHIL I Mar 5 I 6PMI Sat

MENTAL MANADHIL: RECLAIMING MADNESS CONVERSATIONS ON MENTAL HEALTH

Date: March 5, 2015, Saturday

Time:  6:00 pm

Location: Alternative Law Forum, 122/4, Next to Balaji Art Gallery, Infantry Road, Bangalore – 560 001. Nearest bus stop: Shivaji Nagar

 

Event Description: This event is the first of a series on “Conversations on Mental Health.” The series will involve unpacking mental health, looking at alternative perspectives to mental Health, alternative forms of healing,mental health as it relates to gender identity and sexuality. The conversations will gradually move towards addressing mental health laws and policies.

 

This will be the first of the series. We are hoping for everyone to come together and share their mental health stories and experience. Let us come together and reclaim madness: give it new meaning and define it for ourselves. Let us center our own experiences and lives rather than being defined by psychiatry and the oppressive binaries of “normal” and “abnormal.”

 

This is an invitation for an evening of sharing stories, writing, listening, and simply enjoying the space together. One of the objectives of the series is also to create a safe space for individuals to come together and share their own experiences and for us to develop organic support systems.

 

Anyone who wishes to share their recovery/survivor story or experience anonymously, in person, or over email is more than welcome to on the day of the event. There will no media and press and if any experiences are shared will stay within the group. The meeting will not be recorded in any way. If you would like us to share your story during the session but are not comfortable doing so in person, you can mail us your experience and we will share your story without revealing your name. Please send an email to manishas3@gmail.com orgowthaman@altlawforum.org

“Our lives are supported by the lives of countless other beings, from the microbes in our eyelashes to the people who plant our strawberries. A premise of radical mental health, then, is not only that we are not left to deal with everything on our own but that things that support our well-being can come in many different forms.” (Mindful Occupation: Rising Up Without Burning Out).

(From a piece entitled “What is Radical Mental Health?” in Mindful Occupation: Rising Up without Burning Out, a zine produced during occupy protests in the US. It was the work of many radical mental health activists. The zine can be found online:http://mindfuloccupation.org/files/booklet/mindful_occupation_singles_latest.pdf)

MENTAL MANADHIL: RECLAIMING MADNESS

CONVERSATIONS ON MENTAL HEALTH

Date: March 5, 2015, Saturday

Time:  6:00 pm

Location: Alternative Law Forum, 122/4, Next to Balaji Art Gallery, Infantry Road, Bangalore – 560 001. Nearest bus stop: Shivaji Nagar

 

Event Description: This event is the first of a series on “Conversations on Mental Health.” The series will involve unpacking mental health, looking at alternative perspectives to mental Health, alternative forms of healing,mental health as it relates to gender identity and sexuality. The conversations will gradually move towards addressing mental health laws and policies.

 

This will be the first of the series. We are hoping for everyone to come together and share their mental health stories and experience. Let us come together and reclaim madness: give it new meaning and define it for ourselves. Let us center our own experiences and lives rather than being defined by psychiatry and the oppressive binaries of “normal” and “abnormal.”

 

This is an invitation for an evening of sharing stories, writing, listening, and simply enjoying the space together. One of the objectives of the series is also to create a safe space for individuals to come together and share their own experiences and for us to develop organic support systems.

 

Anyone who wishes to share their recovery/survivor story or experience anonymously, in person, or over email is more than welcome to on the day of the event. There will no media and press and if any experiences are shared will stay within the group. The meeting will not be recorded in any way. If you would like us to share your story during the session but are not comfortable doing so in person, you can mail us your experience and we will share your story without revealing your name. Please send an email to manishas3@gmail.com orgowthaman@altlawforum.org

“Our lives are supported by the lives of countless other beings, from the microbes in our eyelashes to the people who plant our strawberries. A premise of radical mental health, then, is not only that we are not left to deal with everything on our own but that things that support our well-being can come in many different forms.” (Mindful Occupation: Rising Up Without Burning Out).

(From a piece entitled “What is Radical Mental Health?” in Mindful Occupation: Rising Up without Burning Out, a zine produced during occupy protests in the US. It was the work of many radical mental health activists. The zine can be found online:http://mindfuloccupation.org/files/booklet/mindful_occupation_singles_latest.pdf)