|What? Our August 2012 peer support meeting
When? Saturday, August 11 from 3:30-5:30pm
Where? Downtown Toronto
How do we as Mad students psych up for the start of a new school year (and, for some, a new school/program)?
• Have you scheduled an appointment with your shrink or disability adviser to acquire documentation?
• Maybe you’re stocking up on Ativan, Red Bull, St. John’s Wort, chocolate, sleep, sun, sex, textbooks, work hours, or time with friends?
• Have you been able to register (we’ll try to arrange a laptop with internet access so people who thrive on peer pressure can register on-site)?
• How are you making out with ID cards, financial agreements, OSAP, bursaries, part-time jobs, family-care, transportation, housing, scheduling, supervisors?
Or perhaps you’re taking an enforced or elective break this term and want to talk about psyching up for other things, psyching down, psyching out, or psycho-ing/psyching in general. We welcome new members, frequent faces, and folks we haven’t seen in a while!
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 and communicate through an email discussion listserv to support each other, discover tools for self-advocacy, and connect with our history and broader social movements.
If you would like to become a member of Mad Students Society, please email Elizabeth/Alisa at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can add you to the confidential MSS listserv and provide meeting location details.
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