After 12 years, Sascha Altman DuBrul is stepping back from his work with The Icarus Project. An Icarus co-founder, Sascha has spent over a decade drawing on his own stories to connect communities and craft new language in support of the radical mental health movement. His bravery, empathy, and big ideas have been critical lifelines for many people who have felt isolated and alone in their experiences of madness.
After years of peer support work, Sascha is finding a place for himself as a radical mental health practitioner while wrapping up his first year of social work school in New York City. Inspired by his experiences with Icarus, and drawing on his social work schooling, Sascha’s new focus will be building tools for mental health practice that are rooted in visionary storytelling and collective liberation.
We wanted to share these parting words from Sascha with all of you:
It has been an honor to be a part of this Collective for so many years. The community that we have managed to create is only growing in strength and size and wisdom as time goes on. I am heartened that there is such a strong team of leaders to move the national organization forward into the future. I look forward to supporting the project from the sidelines as I start the next chapter of my life.
We are deeply grateful to Sascha for sharing his inspiration, dedication and dangerous gifts with The Icarus Project and are eager to see what he does next.
If you’d like to keep up with Sascha, you can find him at https://mapstotheotherside.net and/or firstname.lastname@example.org.