The Icarus Project

On s'refile les bonnes urls de sites webs, blogs, clips... mais toujours dans une optique "muzik & politik"
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The Icarus Project

Message par KOALA » 15 août 2015 16:23

Salut à touTEs, peut-être que certainEs connaissent déjà, mais je le mets là quand même. Voici un lien le site web de The Icarus Project : .
Alors, Icarus Project c'est un réseau de d'(auto)-support, de ressources, … autour de la santé mentale radicale (radical mental health, j'ai pas l'impression que le terme soit beaucoup utilisé en français), dans une optique de justice sociale. Je trouve Icarus vraiment chouette, et depuis quelques temps des personnes sont motivées à faire un réseau Icarus en fRance. Il y a également une partie francophone sur le forum Icarus ( ... .php?f=113 )
ainsi que ce site web !

Voici ce que des personnes ont écrit pour présenter Icarus Project(c'est en anglais)
Icarus Project Mission Statement
The Icarus Project is a support network and media project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness. We advance social justice by fostering mutual aid practices that reconnect healing and collective liberation. We transform ourselves through transforming the world around us.
Icarus Project Vision Statement
The Icarus Project seeks to overcome the limitations of a world determined to label, categorize, and sort human behavior. We envision a new culture that allows the space and freedom for exploring different states of being, and recognizes that breakdown can be the entrance to breakthrough. We aim to create a language that is so vast and rich that it expresses the infinite diversity of human experiences. We demand more options in understanding and navigating emotional distress and we want everyone to have access to these options, regardless of status, ability, or identity.
The Icarus Project helps us overcome alienation and tap into the true potential that lies between brilliance and madness. We are members of a group that has been misunderstood and persecuted throughout history, but has also been responsible for some of the world’s most extraordinary creations. Sensitivities, visions, and inspirations are not necessarily symptoms of illness, they are gifts needing cultivation and care. When honored and nurtured, these gifts can lay the foundation for a wiser and more compassionate society. As a mutual aid community, we intertwine threads of madness and creativity to inspire hope and transformation in an oppressive and damaged world.
1. Self-Determination. We honor the language people use for understanding their experiences and we respect how people choose to navigate their distress. We embrace diversity, harm-reduction and self-determination. Everyone is welcome, whether they support the use of psychiatric drugs or not, and whether they identify with diagnostic categories or not.
2. Beyond the medical model. Icarus is a sanctuary for people creating their own definitions of health and wellness. We are exploring unknown territory and don't steer by the default maps outlined by health professionals and pharmaceutical companies. We're making new maps.
3. Educating ourselves about options. We question what we hear in the media and what we read in doctor's office brochures. We research medical treatments, learn all we can about their risks and benefits, and respect the role that personal beliefs and intuition play in decision-making. We explore a spectrum of approaches, and encourage each other to make informed choices.
4. Balancing wellness and action. We help each other stay balanced and grounded so we can use our gifts to make the world we live in better, more beautiful, and way more interesting. Together we strive to create full and independent lives for ourselves where the ultimate goal is not just to survive, but to thrive and transform.
5. Access. We demand more options in understanding and navigating emotional distress and we want everyone to have access to these options, regardless of status, ability, and identity. We seek to create spaces and resources that enable the inclusion of all people.
6. Social Justice. We recognize that we all live in a crazy world and that too many of us struggle due to ongoing legacies of abuse, colonization, racism, ableism, sexism, and other interlocking forms of oppression. We affirm that social justice is the foundation of healthy societies and foster supportive relationships free of violence and oppression.
note : Icarus ne fait pas des choses uniquement sur le web

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Re: The Icarus Project

Message par KOALA » 09 nov. 2015 13:10

Un petit mot parce que le premier Mad Maps guide du Projet Icarus est sorti!!! :sm3:
Madness and Oppression Paths to Personal Transformation & Collective Liberation (anglophone)

voici le sommaire
What are Mad Maps?
How to use this guide

Section I: Identifying oppression

What is oppression?
What does oppression feel like?
In what ways do you experience oppression?
Do you experience daily microaggressions?

Section 2: Impact of oppression

Does oppression affect how you feel?
Does oppression affect how you behave?
How does oppression impact your mental, emotional and physical health?
How does your body react to microaggressions?
How does oppression affect the way you perceive yourself?
What are some social consequences of oppression that you experience?

Section 3: Coping with oppression

How do you cope with the impact of oppression?
How do you navigate triggering situations
How can people help you? How can we help each other?

Section 4: Transforming our communities

Where can we begin to address oppression in our communities?.
What steps can your community take to mitigate oppression?


Creating your mad map ... guide-here
téléchargement dispo ici : ... ew/page/5/


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