A Rad Mad Approach to Justice

I am part of both the Quaker community and a radical mental health community. My experiences with Quakers suggest that many Friends still conceptualize mental health using the old biopsychiatry model—a perspective that creates situations that stigmatize people. I invite Friends to consider reframing their view of mental health. I feel that my Quaker friends and the group I call my “Rad Mad” friends hold similar core🔒

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Kitt Eileen Reidy is an attender at Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. She is writing a novel about a biblical figure who is an outcast because of a socially constructed condition. She is a founding member of the Philadelphia Radical Mental Health Collective, a student at the Alternative Seminary, and active in the Germantown Artist Roundtable.

Posted in: May 2014: Mental Health and Wellness
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