Mental Health / Protest / Self Care

Resource List

Freedom Center

Harm Reduction Coalition


Hearing Voices Network

Law Project for Psychiatric Rights

The Icarus Project

From The Icarus Project: 

Navigating the Space Between Brilliance and Madness pdf

Harm Reduction Guide To Coming off Psychiatric Medications

Friends Make The Best Medicine Support Manual Draft

Promo flyer for the Harm Reduction Guide, with ordering instructions.

Activism & Depression article

Life After Labels


Communities Magazine Articles on Mental Health

Peer Support Crisis Line 804-631-3134 -- 24/7 confidential & anonymous hot/warmline. Entirely volunteer-run, no professionals, no calling the police or forced hospitalization. Just peer support, now.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255

Iraq Veterans Against the War

National Center for PTSD

Vets4Vets--Free Peer Support for Iraq/Afghanistan Era Vets

Assistance for victims of military sexual trauma Safe Helpline 24/7 confidential hotline 877-995-5247

Rock Dove Collective:

Street Medic Wiki

Starhawk's Resources for Activism Trainers (including medical/civil disobediance/consensus/understanding oppression resources, etc.)

Shields,Katrina (2011) StressManagement & Burnout Prevention, ACLU,

Participating in Direct Actions: A Guide for Transgendered People

Nonviolent Communication

Transformative Mediation

Wollman, Neil (2007) DealingWith or Preventing Burnout in Activist Work,

About Consent:

Beginner's Guide to Responsible Sexuality

Example Consent Policies from Medic Wiki


About Sexual Assault, and Activist Communities Responding to Sexual Assault:

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network

Soul Speak Out: Share your Survivor Story

Dealing with Sexual Assault in Activist Communities from the Northeast Anarchist Network 

Support New York: A Direct Action Survivor Support Network:

Philly Stands Up



firewalkers: madness, beauty & mystery --radically rethinking mental illness. VOCAL, 2009. the

Live Through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2008.

101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks & Other Outlaws. Bornstein, Kate. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2006.

In the Tiger's Mouth: An Empowerment Guide For Social Action. Shields, Katrina. Newtown, NSW: Millenium Books,  1991.


Occupy Sites:

Occupy Winter

Occupy Patriarchy

Occupy Normal

Occupy at Home (grassroots movement of people with chronic illness, disabilities, as well as other people with reasons unable to attend Occupies in “meatspace.”)

Occupy on Wheels

Occupy Disabled

Occupy Mental Health/Psychiatry

Occupy Together (list of global Occupy groups)







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