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Reflections & Celebrating 10 Years of The Icarus Project

The Icarus Project is celebrating 10 years of existence! I can vividly remember the year they first came to fruition, and the joy I felt knowing that there were people like me in the world. I was 16 years old, and Icarus made me feel a little less alone in my hometown. At the time, … 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

Holidays Can Be Tough–And We’re Helping Each Other Through It

With the holidays in full swing, we here at Mind(ful) Liberation Project have had our fair share of holiday mishaps and disasters. Even with the best intentions, family get-togethers can be stressful, sometimes resulting in hard feelings or harsh words being said. Holidays make many of us feel alone because it is difficult for us … Continue reading

Icarus Project End of Year Newsletter is Out

Go here for a great read and Icarus Project updates from all over the globe! Don’t forget, we are taking donations so that we can keep Mind(ful) Liberation Project up and running. With our new lending library, printing zines and fliers, and printing peer support t-shirts, anything helps–even $1!

Scheduling Our Next Organizing Meeting

Some of us have been involved a lot recently with the Differently-Able Caucus for¬†Occupy Richmond. The Caucus had an awesome workshop this past Saturday, and MLP had a great presence there. The Caucus is planning for a rally in January addressing ableism, both physical and psychological/mental, and they would like for us to get involved. … Continue reading

Differently-Abled Caucus for Occupy Richmond Tomorrow

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 third Differently-Abled Awareness Caucus for Occupy Richmond on Sunday. The conversation that we had … Continue reading

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