The Icarus Project: Navigating the Space between Brilliance and Madness


Madness Radio Weekly

Icarus and Freedom Center co-produce a weekly radio show on all things madness-related, syndicated through Pacifica. Guests range from author Kate Bornstein and Adbusters publisher Kalle Lasn to Icarus Project members and anyone who has been through extreme states of madness. Ask your local station to broadcast the show! Check it out at; archives and podcast available.

Campaign for a New Diagnosis in the DSM: World Domination Disorder

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:

Friends Make the Best Medicine: Icarus Support Manual Draft

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.  Are you one of these people? I am.

Contact information:

local mental health organizing specifically:
to send us letters or anything:
The Icarus Project c/o Fountain House 425 West 47th street New York, NY 10036
or phone:877 787 5883 (877-7-URLUVD)


~ by boatsie on October 11, 2008.

One Response to “The Icarus Project: Navigating the Space between Brilliance and Madness”

  1. LOL- how about something like “obsessive pathologization disorder” — the compulsion to turn every character trait into some kind of mental failing, often common among psychiatrists. Of course, I’m going to look up some latin term to properly suggest it

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