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Richmond Zine Fest plans

We’ve been juggling several different groups, all involved in radical mental health activism, in thinking about how to go about tabling at the Richmond Zine Fest this year. As Mindful Liberation Project has now split into three different groups, and we now have a distro and small press, it was hard to make a decision … Continue reading

Even Science Says That Peer Support Works

Peer Support Among Persons with Severe Mental Illnesses: A Review of Evidence and Experience Larry Davidson, Chyrell Bellamy, Kimberly Guy, Rebecca Miller in World Psychiatry, June 2012 Abstract Peer support is largely considered to represent a recent advance in community mental health, introduced in the 1990s as part of the mental health service user movement. … Continue reading

Need Feedback From ALL MLP Organizers

For those of you that were not at our meeting on Tuesday, please respond to this proposal and let us know your thoughts. If there are no blocking concerns expressed by Thursday, May 31st we will move forward with this proposed framework. (I just came up with an arbitrary, but seemingly fair date…the date was not … Continue reading

Tuesday 5/22: MLP Organizing & Planning Meeting at 5PM

  Mind(ful) Liberation Project Planning and Organizing Meeting Tuesday 5/22 at 5pm VCU James Cabell Library, 901 Park Ave. Richmond Room 220f (second floor, accessible)     We will be talking about the overarching organization purpose of MLP at this meeting, so it is a very important meeting. For folks that can’t come to this … Continue reading

Community Mental Wellness Facilitation Training today 7-8:30pm

Where: Monroe Park, on the corner of Main and Laurel Streets When: today, Friday 3/23 7-8:30pm At our first meeting we discussed what we’d like to see happen in our communities in regard to mental health activism and self care in Richmond. A great discussion resulted. We decided that our first task is to have … Continue reading

What is “radical” mental health?

Taking care of each other is a radical act. In the mental health profession, the help is one-sided and the main reward for the helper is monetary. For us to help one another is so completely devoid of monetary value, but so very full of personal and spiritual growth and worth. Nothing can take away … Continue reading

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