Mental Health Peer Support
Rad Mads meetups take place monthly @Seminole Heights Community Acupuncture on the last Friday of every month at 7pm.
Our Reiki practitioner, Jimmy Dunson, is now facilitating monthly meetups at the clinic whose aim is to offer peer support and mutual aid for people experiencing extreme states of mind. These “Rad Mads meetups”, a local manifestation of The Icarus Project, explore alternative frameworks for understanding madness or extreme states of mind commonly labeled as “mental illness” and question what it means to be labeled “crazy” in an insane world.
These meetups are a safe place to share personal experiences with understanding and compassionate peers, build community, and strategize towards building individual and collective wellness, wholeness, and liberation. Coping strategies and other tools are shared among participants in a nonjudgmental, horizontal and confidential atmosphere.
At Rad Mads meetups participants seek to tap into the true potential that lies between brilliance and madness. Sensitivities, visions, and inspirations, can at times be dangerous, but are not necessarily symptoms of illness. Alternatively, we can see these things as gifts needing cultivation and care. When honored and nurtured, these gifts can lay the foundation for a wiser and more compassionate society. As a mutual aid community, we can intertwine threads of madness and creativity to inspire hope and transformation in an oppressive and damaged world.