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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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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What should we include in the Food Issue?

Food Access, Advocacy, Fun

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