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There’s a gap in our mental health services. I have an idea that can work

Andrea White and Mad Pride on the Rock have been working on an alternative to the usual mental health hospital/institutions. [Can “asylum” be reclaimed? Maybe a super space, super chill space, simple refuge, simple safe home?]

There’s a gap in our mental health services. I have an idea that can work

I want to build an asylum. A real one

…Not an archaic red brick building like the Waterford Hospital, with all the trappings of a Victorian mental hospital. We have that….

Our community needs an asylum in the original sense of the word.

A refuge. A sanctuary.

A more simple place. A safe place for folks in pain, distress, confusion and those feeling overwhelmed by their circumstances.

A safe place. Designed and run by folks who have been or are mental health service users. A place that would divert people from hospital emergency rooms, police contact — and create a minimum disruption in a person’s life.

A place where a person could retreat for a few days in a home-like atmosphere. A place without locked doors. A place that is welcoming to all people, and draws on their strengths and abilities.

A place that provides a holistic, non-judgmental, empathic and respectful service to anyone who needs it.

A place to breathe.

Fred Victor and CRC Amalgamate

June 6, 2019 A Special Announcement to our partners, supporters and community members. Fred Victor Centre and the CRC announce…

Right to Housing is the law (almost)

We still need to advocate and reach politicians to make sure they know that we have a Right to Housing…
Image Description: Toronto Pride Parade with a long wide rainbow flag that stretches over 40 metres.

Events June 2019 (Advocacy to activities Amber Graydon and beyond!)

The Big List of fun community events - compiled by Amber Graydon over 40 pages of community events daily, weekly.…
Book Cover: a brown straight jacket with the text: Madness, Violence, and Power: A Critical CollectionEdited by Andrea Daley, Lucy Costa, and Peter Beresford

Madness, Violence, and Power: A Critical Collection

[Briefly: Violence and Power affect Mad people in complex ways from the ways we normally think about confinement, "treatment" to…

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