Extreme Experiences – Mental Illnesses or Dangerous Gifts?

June 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm



This is a talk for people interested in exploring experiences of “mental illness” outside of a traditional medical model framework. Those of us who are more sensitive and tend towards extreme experiences have abilities that can be cultivated into gifts.

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Sascha Altman DuBrul is the co-founder of the Icarus Project (www.theicarusproject.net), a network of peer based mental health support groups and media project that is actively redefining the language and culture of mental health and illness. He has a Masters in Social Work and worked from 2016-2019 as a Recovery Specialist and Trainer at Columbia’s Center for Practice Innovations at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He is currently the Training Director for the Institute for the Development of Human Arts (www.idha-nyc.org) He is the co-author of Navigating the Space Between Brilliance and Madness, Friends Make the Best Medicine: A Guide to Creating Community Mental Health Support Networks, and the author of Maps to the Other Side: The Adventures of a Bipolar Cartographer. Sascha’s intellectual and creative interests lie at the intersection of the public mental heath system and the Mad Underground. (www.mapstotheotherside.net)

Sascha will be doing a talk and then we will have questions from the audience followed by a group discussion.

The venue is in central Manchester. There is a pay for car park close by and is walking distance from Victoria Station.

Please e mail catonneil1009@gmail.com with any questions.

Event in association with Asylum Magazine and CCrAMHP