There has been a lot of stigmatization of “mental illness” in the Occupy movement, not only in Richmond but at other Occupy locations around the country. As Mind(ful) Liberation fights daily to destigmatize mental health concerns, we will be attending the second Differently-Abled Awareness Caucus for Occupy Richmond on Sunday. The conversation that we had … Continue reading
The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care receives a $2 million donation to benefit a research initiative to find the best approaches to helping people recover from their mental health challenges while also helping them to decrease their long-term reliance on psychotropic medications. Our overuse of medication in this country has not been successful … Continue reading
There has been a lot of stigmatization of “mental illness” in the Occupy movement, not only in Richmond but at other Occupy locations around the country. As Mind(ful) Liberation fights daily to destigmatize mental health concerns, we will be attending the Differently-Abled Awareness Caucus for Occupy Richmond this Sunday. The Differently-Abled Awareness Caucus for Occupy … Continue reading
Critics are saying the new manual has a litany of problems, not the least of which is that it lowers the threshold for having certain mental disorders. This means that with looser definitions, more people will be diagnosed with disorders, and this has all kinds of ramifications – psychological, pharmacological, social, and economic. Worse, the … Continue reading
In case you didn’t know, Mind(ful) Liberation Project has a radical mental health lending library. The idea stemmed from all the awesome stuff we got from the Richmond Zine Fest in October. We are proud to say that the library is now organized and ready for visitors!
On 11/11/11 some of us went to the James River to spread the ashes of our friend, Scott. In May he chose to take his own life. We are very sad that he has left us, but we are thankful that he is no longer in pain.