Who We Are

We are a support network, advocacy organization and media project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness.

Reclaiming History

What do Martin Luther King, Nina Simone, Issac Newton, Virgina Woolf, Pablo Picasso, Sigmund Freud, and Abraham Lincoln have in common? They are all one of us. The history of brilliance in madness is our history.

Reappropriating Language

We are not a diagnosis or a social affliction. We embrace the term “madness” because it connects us to our art, our history and each other.

Community

We hold regular events, workshops and celebrations. We have an active twitter account and an online community at Facebook.
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Building Resilience in Hard Times through T-MAPs

Transformative Mutual Aid Practices (T-MAPs) is an emerging set of community-developed workshops that provide tools and space for building a personal “map” o...

When

Wednesday, March 1st 2017

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

172 Allen Street

New York, NY

Friends Make the Best Medicine: An Icarus Peer Support Mixer

We will come together to meet one another and brainstorm ways to take care of each other even in extreme emotional and political crises.

When

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

172 Allen Street

New York, NY

Lived Through That: An Open Mic Celebrating Survival in 2016

If you’re reading this right now, you survived 2016. Whether you’re bent out of shape and holding on by the skin of your teeth or are feeling cautiously opti...

When

Wednesday, January 4th 2017

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

172 Allen Street

New York, NY

Mad Solidarity in a World Gone Mad

The recent election results have been shocking and hard on many us. Join us for discussion, solidarity-building group activities, and resource sharing in sup...

When

Wednesday, December 7th 2016

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

172 Allen Street

New York, NY

Friends Make the Best Medicine

We've outlined a bunch of ideas to help you gather people together to start exploring all the brilliance and confusion we hold inside. We hope these suggesti...

Mindful Occupation

There is an urgent need to talk publicly about the relationship between social injustice and our mental health. We need to start redefining what it actually ...

Bluestockings Bookstore & Activist Center

Bluestockings is a 100% volunteer-powered and collectively-owned bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Bluesto...

When

Every day

11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Where

Bluestockings

172 Allen Street

New York, New York 10002