Beyond Psychiatry and Self Care: Approaching New Pathways In Mental Health

Anonymous submission to Conflict MN

Thursday, July 19th

Boneshaker Books

2002 23rd Ave S

6:00 PM

Many of us are familiar with some ideas, images, or theories of madness, “mental illness”, and perhaps also psychiatry, but feel a lingering skepticism and doubt about what they mean.

Sasha Durakov (of the Belli Research Institute) will be doing a reading, a discussion, and debuting an annotated bibliography of free texts on madness, mental health, psychiatry, and mental illness. He will attempt to challenge common beliefs about mental health; present the problem of
madness in an open, nuanced way informed by the voices and stories of people with lived experience; and to introduce the audience to alternative ways of responding to and approaching madness and to provide the materials and direction to help foster new discussions and practices in mental health (and hopefully some reading groups!).