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MSS invites you to a peer support discussion on "Alternatives to the Medical Model"
For: General public
Provided by: Mad Students Society

Date and Time

Tue Sep 10, 2013 (This event is over)


1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON

Event Description

Mad Students Society invites you to a peer support discussion on
Alternatives to the Medical Model

What? Our September 2013 MSS meeting in Hamilton – especially for newbies!

When? Tuesday, September 10 from 4:30-6:30pm

Where? McMaster University. Email [email protected] for details.

Who? Students from any college, university, or adult education course/program (and people planning to return to school) with personal experiences of psychiatric systems, madness, mental illness, mental health disability, emotional or spiritual distress, etc.

Mad Students Society, a peer support group for students with mental health disabilities/experiences, welcomes new members to a confidential conversation on alternatives to medical model perspectives on madness. Come chat with other Mad students about language and identity, school accommodations, your legal rights, discrimination, Mad Pride, consumer/survivor/Mad community and culture, activism, self-help, and other non-mainstream approaches to wellness, recovery, craziness, and neurodiversity.

Can’t make the meeting? Looking for other support? Join our active email discussion listserv to continue this and other conversations. The listserv is a private place for members to talk about our lives, support each other, ask questions, discuss ideas, share info/resources/events/news, arrange local gatherings wherever we happen to be, etc.

Questions? Directions? Nervous? Need Something? For further info, location details, to join the listserv, or if you have accommodation needs, want someone to meet you at the bus stop, or would like to chat/meet with a member before the meeting, please email Alisa at [email protected]

More about us: Mad Students Society (MSS), created in 2005, is a community of students who are attending or planning to attend post-secondary or adult education institutions and have personal past/present experiences with psychiatric/mental health systems. We meet monthly (in Toronto and Hamilton) and communicate through an email listserv to support each other, discover tools for self-advocacy, and connect with our history and broader social movements. Visit our website at www.madstudentsociety.com or find us on Facebook. We have been meeting in Hamilton since September 2012. There are over 75 local members.

Spread the word! Share this event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/673490239347637. Email for other ways to support MSS.

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Addictions (including Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling)
Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)
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Behaviour and Conduct Problems
Developmental, Intellectual Delay and Disabilities
Eating Disorders including Anorexia and Bulimia
Fetal Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
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