Rethinking Love – Feb 7, 2018

Rethinking Love

Learning from each other’s experiences with:

  • Valentine’s Day?!
  • Honoring Loneliness
  • Loving someone in crisis
  • Love

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 7 – 9 PM
Unite Oregon
700 N. Killingsworth St., Portland, OR
(across from PCC Cascade Campus)
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FREE! (Donations Welcome $0 – $20 suggested)
For questions, contact RethinkingPsychiatry@gmail.com

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Healing Voices – Jan 3, 2018

Healing Voices

film followed by group discussion


Healing Voices (2016) is a feature-length documentary examining experiences commonly labeled as ‘psychosis’ or ‘mental illness’ in society, and a critical look at America’s broken mental health care system.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 7 – 9 PM
Unite Oregon
700 N. Killingsworth St., Portland, OR
(across from PCC Cascade Campus)
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FREE!  (Donations Welcome $0 – $20 suggested)
For questions, contact RethinkingPsychiatry@gmail.com

Click here to download flyer.

Own Your Journey – Dec 6, 2017

Identity Mapping & Collage Making

Incorporate the 3 Tiers of Trauma Recovery

  • Unpack the hidden power within our identities and differences.
  • Explore areas where trauma and triumphs impact our personal narratives.
  • Integrate our unique experiences into collages of our stories.
  • Material provided!

Linnea

Presented by Linnea Stenhouse and Danielle Grondin:

Linnea Stenhouse is a clinician for EASA in Clackamas County. She values radical mental health perspectives and person-centered programing. She likes to integrate healthful living, yoga, art, and nature into her work. The intelligent, insightful, and creative young people she works with are a daily inspiration.

Danielle

Danielle Grondin is a Peer Support Outreach Specialist at Luke-Dorf. She is a passionate activist in the community working to radically support healing through mental health crises and beyond!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017,   7 – 9 PM
Unite Oregon
700 N. Killingsworth St., Portland, OR
(across from PCC Cascade Campus)
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FREE!  (Donations Welcome $0 – $20 suggested)
For questions, contact RethinkingPsychiatry@gmail.com

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Gogo Ekhaya Esima – Nov 22, 2017

Rethinking Psychiatry, the M.O.M.S. Movement, Mental Health Providers Unite! and Portland Icarus present:

Gogo Ekhaya Esima

“Sick or Gifted: Bridging the Connection to
Mental Health Issues & Spiritual Gifts”

Special guest speaker Gogo Ekhaya was one of the people featured in the documentary film CRAZYWISE. She will end her talk with a community ancestral blessing for participants.

Gogo Ekhaya Esima is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist in the Mental Health field, a Trauma Survivor, a Spiritual Coach, and initiated Healer in the South African Sangoma tradition. She is trained in trauma-informed practices and blends these techniques with shamanic healing for a holistic approach to mental wellness. Gogo Ekhaya’s story and info on her website here.

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017, 7 – 9 PM
Unite Oregon  

700 N. Killingsworth St., Portland, OR
(across from PCC Cascade Campus)
Click here for map.

FREE!
(Donations Welcome, $0 – $20 suggested)
For questions, contact: RethinkingPsychiatry@gmail.com

Click here to download flyer.

CRAZYWISE and Gogo Ekhaya Esima – Nov 15 & 22, 2017

Rethinking Psychiatry, the M.O.M.S. Movement, Mental Health Providers Unite! and Portland Icarus present

CRAZYWISE and
Gogo Ekhaya Esima


Documentary Film CRAZYWISE

Wednesday, November 15, 2017,  7 – 9 PM

With free popcorn and drinks!

CRAZYWISE is about looking at what dominant culture pathologizes as mental illness as a spiritual crisis instead. The film frames this possibility through the work of Phil Borges, a photographer/videographer who documented human rights issues of indigenous peoples around the world.

CRAZYWISE doesn’t romanticize indigenous wisdom, or completely condemn Western treatment. Trailer and more info on the film’s website here.


Gogo Ekhaya Esima

“Sick & Gifted: Bridging the Connection to
Mental Health Issues & Spiritual Gifts”

Wednesday, November 22, 2017,   7 – 9 PM

Special guest speaker Gogo Ekhaya was one of the people featured in the documentary film CRAZYWISE. She ends her talk with a community ancestral blessing for participants.


Private Sangoma readings and personal healing sessions with Gogo Ekhaya will be available on November 23 – 26.

Gogo Ekhaya Esima is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist in the Mental Health field, a Trauma Survivor, a Spiritual Coach, and initiated Healer  in the South African Sangoma tradition. She is trained in trauma-informed practices and blends these techniques with shamanic healing for a holistic approach to mental wellness. Gogo Ekhaya’s story and info on her website here.

This 2-part event is at
Unite Oregon
700 N. Killingsworth St., Portland, OR
(across from PCC Cascade Campus)
Click here for map

FREE!  (Donations Welcome, $0 – $20 suggested)
For questions, contact RethinkingPsychiatry@gmail.com

Click here to download flyer.

Rethinking ADHD – Nov 1, 2017

Rethinking Psychiatry presents a screening of four TEDx talks by Emily Anhalt, Kathleen Nadeau, Salif Mahamane and Angela Aquirre on the subject of ADHD.  We will follow each film with a group discussion.  Come join us!

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017,   7 – 9 PM
Unite Oregon
700 N. Killingsworth St., Portland, OR
(across from PCC Cascade Campus)
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FREE!  (Donations Welcome $0 – $20 suggested)
For questions, contact RethinkingPsychiatry@gmail.com

Click here to download flyer.

Mask Making – October 4, 2017

The Creative and Healing Process of Making Art

Presented by Wendy March Mailho-Shields of Claudiabelle Studio
Art Therapist, Para-Educator, Person with Lived Experience

  • Explore your inside world through making art!
  • Create who you can become!
  • Make your mask for Halloween!
  • Materials supplied!

Wendy March Mailho-Shields

The process of art making is as personal as ones spiritual quest. There is no right or wrong way, there is only me, making art ~ vision, composition, design, line, paint, color, mixing, brush, strokes, defining, layers, re-claiming, struggle, letting go, stepping back, returning, push it, over the edge, bring it back, take a break, try it again, recognize it’s a process, grow, learn, accept, it’s only art Art, parallel to life’s process ~ exploring and discovering the worst and best in ourselves. Designing our internal house with the knowledge of who we are, and hopefully manifesting, who we can become.

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017,   7 – 9 PM
Unite Oregon
700 N. Killingsworth St., Portland, OR
(across from PCC Cascade Campus)
Click here for map

FREE!  (Donations Welcome $0 – $20 suggested)
For questions, contact RethinkingPsychiatry@gmail.com

Click here to download flyer.

Potluck & Story Telling- Weds, Sep 6, 2017


Join us for a potluck to celebrate our 7th year of Rethinking Psychiatry!

  • TELL your story of why/how you came to the Rethinking community
  • LOOK back at what we’ve accomplished in our last 6 years together
  • SHARE your ideas and hopes for the future
  • BRING a dish or drink to share & enjoy good food in good company

We look forward to seeing you there next Wednesday!

Let’s continue to share our passion for a more healing community!
Thank you for 6 years of inspiration and empowerment.

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017,  7 – 9 PM
Unite Oregon, 700 N. Killingsworth St., Portland, OR

Mad Maps – Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Strategies for Navigating the Space between Brilliance & Madness

  • What am I like when I am well?
  • What am I like when I am having a hard time?
  • What do I NOT want to hear or have happen?
  • Acceptable & unacceptable treatments?
  • How will my supporters know that I no longer need to use this plan?

We’ll work together to create our own Mad Maps in an atmosphere of mutual support.

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017,   7 – 9 PM
Unite Oregon,  700 N. Killingsworth St., Portland, OR

Oppression, Resistance & Mental Health – Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Leah Harris

Leah Harris
Psychiatric abuse survivor

Rethinking Psychiatry presents a playing of Will Hall’s interview with Leah Harris on Madness Radio.  “Survivor Spoken Word” is powerful and provocative.

Leah Harris is a leading voice in survivor activism. She is a mother, survivor, and a storyteller working for cultural shift in how we understand and respond to emotional distress, mental health, trauma, addiction, homelessness, incarceration, and suicide. She believes in redefining health as a social justice issue.

Come listen together, then join in the discussion with other survivors, users and providers of psychiatry, family and caring community.

Networking afterwards for activism around mental health.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017,  7 – 9 PM
Unite Oregon, 700 N. Killingsworth St., Portland, OR