35 Destigmatizing Mental Health with The Icarus Project (Agustina Vidal & Rhiana Anthony)
For our first full episode back with Season 2, we talk with Agustina Vidal and Rhiana Anthony of The Icarus Project about everything mental health: why mental health is stigmatized in the first place, how it interplays with systems of oppression, suicide, ableism, medication, hospitalization, and more.
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Working Cures: Healing, Health, and Power on Southern Slave Plantations by Sharla Fett
The Healing Wisdom of Africa by Malidoma Patrice Some
Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self Recovery by bell hooks
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Justice as Healing: Indigenous Ways by Wanda D. McCaslin (restorative and transformative justice)
Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD): https://boldorganizing.org/
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About our guests
The Icarus Project is a support network and education project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness. We advance social justice by fostering mutual aid practices that reconnect healing and collective liberation. We transform ourselves through transforming the world around us. http://www.theicarusproject.net
Agustina Vidal has been part of The Icarus Project Community since 2006, and is currently the program Director. She has a masters degree in mental health counseling, and her focus is the development of new tools and resources for both the U.S. and Latin America.
Rhiana Anthony (she, they, boo) is a queer black girl magician working toward collective liberation through community organizing, soulful facilitation, and healing justice. Her roots run from the Third Coast of Houston, TX and the Piney Woods of Marshall, TX. Rhiana currently works as the Icarus Project webinar coordinator and facilitator, founder/consultant of Conjure Community Healing Arts, and trainer for The Isaiah Young Institute.
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