mental health

Trouble 17: Mad Worlds

  • Posted on: 5 December 2018
  • By: thecollective

From sub.media

Mental Health in all its complexities is a topic that impacts just about everyone… and yet is rarely talked about. Ableism, rooted in an assumed mental wellness, is prevalent even among communities that fight against other oppressive social norms such as hetero-patriarchy and institutionalized racism. For those of us experiencing depression, psychosis or any other form of madness, our struggles usually remain invisible and unacknowledged until they boil over into full blown crisis. When this happens the massive coercive potential of the state is used to force us back into line. If we are lucky enough to escape the prisons and psych wards that form the double-edged sword of carceral psychology, we are often left traumatized, heavily medicated and likely to face further institutionalization down the road.

Conference for Anarchist Mental Health Workers in New York, February 2019

  • Posted on: 16 November 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Attention anarchist (and other similarly leftist anti-capitalist anti-authoritarian*) mental health workers** and students!

Please join us for a FREE one-day conference to resource- and skill-share, build community, and strategize for how to better incorporate anarchist values into our work.

It's a Sin to Kill a Mockingbird: writings on Scout Schultz, Queer Anarchist Killed by Georgia Tech Police

  • Posted on: 18 September 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

On Friday, September 16 2017, 21-year old Scout Schultz was shot and killed by police at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Scout was active in campus LGBT groups and identified as intersex. Scout was a part of local organized antifascist initiatives and was an anarchist. When news spread of their death, friends, family, and classmates near and far began scrambling to understand the events. In video surfacing online, it is possible to watch Scout scream at officers to “shoot me,” which they thoughtlessly do.