Crazywise – Revisioning Narratives of Psychosis

As someone who was told as an 18 year old that I had a biological brain disease and that my visions and behavior meant I needed to be held down and shot up with antipsychotic drugs for months in a locked mental hospital, I take very personally how our current … Continue reading

Interview in Psychology Today

SD: “I think that whenever someone we care about is struggling with emotional or mental distress, it is often incredibly useful to seek the guidance of other people who have struggled with similar issues–learned from their experiences–and now have wisdom to share. I am a strong believer in the power … Continue reading

Audio of Our Talk Seville, Spain

Martin and I gave a talk in his town of Seville tonight and it was pretty awesome. There were about 25 of us in a room at a university. So much to write but I’ll just leave you with this recording. Mad love from Southern Spain  

Icaria: The Land of Resistance – Dispatches from Mad Spain

There’s a really good story behind this poster image, and I look forward to telling you all about it, but the  very short version is: there’s a group of anarchists in Southern Spain that managed to get money from the Andalusian government to bring me and my old friend Will … Continue reading

Alternatives to Psychiatry Video in Santiago, Chile

This video was shot back in January of 2015 in Santiago, Chile at the Alternatives to Psychiatry Conference. There is a crowd of at least 150 Chileans packed into a community center listening to our talk. The woman translating is the amazing Happy Lee del Canto Sabag. The man speaking with … Continue reading

Cracks in the Biopsychiatric Armor: Redefining Mental Illness Together

Earlier this week we had visitors to New York City from the British Psychology Society come to share their most recent publication: Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia. The NYC Icarus Project invited Anne Cooke and Peter Kinderman to Bluestockings Bookstore and Cafe to give a well received presentation. The video is … Continue reading

Connecting the Dots: Disability Incarcerated

“Is it surprising” asked Michel Foucault, “that prisons resemble factories, schools, barracks, hospitals, which all resemble prisons”? Thus begins, Disability Incarcerated, a recent book about the intersection between disability justice activism and the Prison Industrial Complex. It is the first book of its kind, recently published, and it is actively … Continue reading

Sascha’s Reportback to the NYC Icarus Group on Trip to South America

So here’s a video shot and edited by Erin Lemkey of NYC Icarus at Bluestockings last week. I came back from Argentina and Chile full of stories. What’s not on this video is the on fire conversation that happened afterwards with a room full of New Yorkers about international solidarity … Continue reading

Voices from the Emotional Underground

Here’s some video of a speaking gig I did a couple weeks ago in Troy, NY with Sera Davidow from the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community