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FREE Radical Mental Health Class
Date Tuesday June 28
Time 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
The Long Haul Infoshop 3124 Shattuck. Berkeley
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorThe Barrington Collective
DESCRIPTION: An exploration and discussion of the history, treatment, and politics of "madness" that radical folks face when dealing with their mental health. We'll address topics like: How has madness been defined? Does mental illness exist? How can we navigate the system if we need to? What alternatives are available? How can we learn effective self-care? What is the history of the emotional
extremes commonly labeled as mental illness? What can we do in times of crisis? How can we apply principles of harm reduction? What are the politics behind mental health treatment in this country? How are experiences of mental health/mental illness affected by race, class, gender, and sexual orientation? How does trauma, both psychological
and physical, affect our mental health?

This class will be held EVERY TUESDAY through the end of August.

"Teacher Bio": the Bay Area Radical Mental Health Collective is a group of people who have all struggled with mental health problems either in their own lives or as allies to friends and family. We are trying to open discussion about alternatives, provide resources, and get dialogue going about mental health in the radical community.

This class is part of a Free School that has recently started in the East Bay.

All classes are DROP-IN FRIENDLY. For a COMPLETE CLASS CALENDAR (we have over 25 classes for this summer) and MORE INFORMATION on the free school, please visit:

http://www.barringtoncollective.org

For more INFORMATION, if you want to TEACH a class, offer your SPACE up as a classroom, or DONATE funds or supplies, email us at:

freeskool@barringtoncollective.org

Our classes are always free!
Added to the calendar on Sunday Jun 19th, 2005 6:02 PM

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