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Resources

For Service Users, Individuals Seeking Supports & Mental health Advocates

Disclaimer: The mental health resource list provided is for informational purposes only. We do not endorse or guarantee the quality, reliability, or effectiveness of any organizations, services, or resources mentioned. It is essential to exercise your own judgment and discretion when utilizing these resources. We are not liable for any actions, claims, or damages arising from the use of the information provided. The inclusion of any organization or resource does not imply endorsement or affiliation.

For recommending resources please email: agastya1562@gmail.com

 

The Withdrawal Project 

Psychiatric Medication Withdrawal Support

Inner Compass Initiative is dedicated to helping people make more informed choices about taking and withdrawing from psychiatric medications. 

https://withdrawal.theinnercompass.org/

Fireweed Collective

Mental Health Education & Mutual Aid

Fireweed Collective offers mental health education and mutual aid through a Healing Justice and Disability Justice lens. We support the emotional wellness of all people and center QTBIPOC folks in our internal leadership, programs, and resources. Our work seeks to disrupt the harm of systems of abuse and oppression, often reproduced by the mental health system. Our model for understanding ‘severe mental illness’ is community and relationship-based and divests from the prison industrial complex and psych wards.


https://fireweedcollective.org/

Mad In America

Further Reading & Education 

Mad in America is a webzine dedicated to critical perspectives on modern psychiatry. It was founded in 2012 by Robert Whitaker, who also publishes the site. Whitaker founded the Mad in America website in response to the positive reactions to his books Mad in America and Anatomy of an Epidemic.

https://www.madinamerica.com/

Resources, Education, Programs, Chapters Etc.

Project LETS

Project LETS is a national grassroots organization and movement led by and for folks with lived experience of mental illness/madness, Disability, trauma, & neurodivergence. We specialize in building just, responsive, and transformative peer support collectives and community mental health care structures that do not depend on state-sanctioned systems that trap our folks in the medical/prison-industrial complex. They work for and with multiply marginalized folks in our communities to provide access, political education, & material resources that are needed to survive and thrive. They believe in a world without systems of oppression, where non-carceral responses to crises are the norm!

https://projectlets.org/

Counselling, Support & Therapy Groups, Common Questions 

The Alternative Story

The Alternative Story aims to change the narrative – not only with regard to your individual story but also the larger narrative of counselling and mental health. They believe that in an unequal world being neutral is as good as siding with the dominant discourse – a narrative that makes anyone who does not fall in line feel that there is something wrong them. Counselling often attempts to help individuals fit into, or cope with these dominant discourses, the reasoning being that change the larger discourse is not within the purview of counselling. At The Alternative Story, we believe that mental health is sociopolitically located and that the larger context that produces mental ill-being or well-being cannot be ignored when it comes to counselling. We also believe that the biomedical approach isn’t the only approach one can take to address the psychosocial well-being of our masses. We at The Alternative Story aim to provide affordable, accessible, and politically informed counselling services with a special focus on socioeconomically marginalized individuals.

https://alternativestory.in/

Web-Museum of Mental Health Stories + Resources + Podcast

Mann Mela (By It's Ok To Talk)

Our strategy is simple. We believe that telling our personal stories about mental health can help create a world where no young people are left behind because of mental health problems. We believe that those with lived experience should drive the conversation on improving mental health.

It’s Ok To Talk is a public engagement program set up in 2016 that works through new media and the arts, community-based events, training and leadership building and social media campaigns to highlight young people’s lived experiences of mental health needs, and build their capacities to address mental health challenges.

https://www.mannmela.in/

Web-Museum of Mental Health Stories + Resources + Podcast

Mann Mela (By It's Ok To Talk)

Our strategy is simple. We believe that telling our personal stories about mental health can help create a world where no young people are left behind because of mental health problems. We believe that those with lived experience should drive the conversation on improving mental health.

It’s Ok To Talk is a public engagement program set up in 2016 that works through new media and the arts, community-based events, training and leadership building and social media campaigns to highlight young people’s lived experiences of mental health needs, and build their capacities to address mental health challenges.

https://www.mannmela.in/

Survivor Sites + Book Recs. + Info. + Articles Etc.

Critical Psychiatry Website

A One-stop solution for everything to do with critical/anti psychiatry. 

http://www.mentalhealth.freeuk.com/psychiatryanti.htm

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