A visionary, comprehensive resource for outreach, organizing, and research on all aspects of mental illness. Focusing on establishing a network of grassroots, community based groups across the country (with global chapters forming), Icarus seeks to create an evolved vision of the experience of mental illness and to empower its members with information on alternative sources for treatment, a venue for communicating and establishing contacts with other members, and an outline for organizing local chapters.
The DSM Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, the ‘yellow pages’ of mental illness diagnosis, has an online page inviting people to suggest new mental illnesses for its upcoming fifth edition. Join an international campaign to log in to the DSM site and add World Domination Disorder, with the case study based on one example: George Bush. You can spread this url: http://snipurl.com/NewDSMDiagnosis.
Download and print out the first draft of our long-awaited Support Manual, titled Friends Make the Best Medicine: A Guide to Creating Community Mental Health Support Networks.
Icarus also provides detailed guidelines to withdrawing from prescription drugs, downloadable information sheets and flyers, articles, ezines and up-to-date reports on news of importance to those who navigate the space between brilliance and madness.