This is a support group for folx who identify as Mad* or disabled* and their allies. It is a safe and supportive community space to address mental health concerns during the Covid crisis through discussion and creative activities.
*Mad is a reclaimed term used by consumers (people who utilize psychiatric services), psychiatric survivors, ex-patients, and/or people who identify as having a psychiatric disability or mental illness. People who do not identify with this community should use caution when using this term as it does have negative connotations.
*Disabled is often used by people with disabilities, as opposed to person first language. This is to acknowledge that having a disability is crucial to many people’s understanding of their identity. This is not to suggest that choosing to use person first language is wrong, or bad, in some way, just to emphasize that there is not one correct way for people to define themselves. It is always best to let the person with a disability, or disabled person, choose the language they prefer.