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.


We hold regular events, workshops and celebrations. We have an active twitter account and an online community at Facebook.
NYCIcarus Facebook
@NYCIcarus Twitter

Mad love and Self love

NYC Icarus brings together our community to discuss love


Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Bluestockings Books

172 Allen Street

New York, NY

Madness and Oppression

We've outlined a bunch of ideas to help you identify sources of oppression in your life that can help you place and deal with them.

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...

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...


Every day

11:00 am – 11:00 pm



172 Allen Street

New York, New York 10002

ABC No Rio Punk/Hardcore Matinee

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive scene where all can feel welcome and comfortable, regardless of race, gender or sexual identity. We do n...


every Saturday

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM


ABC No Rio Community Center

156 Rivington Street

New York, New York 10002

PEER SUPPORT: Queer Mental Health Initiative

Welcome to QMHI, a peer-based support network for LGBTQ New Yorkers! We meet twice monthly (second Tuesday at 7 pm, fourth Sunday at 3 pm) at the Brooklyn Co...


second Tuesday at 7 pm

fourth Sunday at 3 pm


Brooklyn Community Pride Center

4 Metrotech

Brooklyn, New York

PEER SUPPORT: Mental Health Empowerment Project

The Mental Health Empowerment Project was founded on the belief that people who have been involved in the mental health system could voluntarily come togethe...


Multiple across NYC - see website


Multiple across NYC - see website