Mind Arcs’ seeks to change the meaning of ‘madness’ or ‘mental illness’ that we and the world around us have been conditioned to believe. Every individual ‘mad’ or ‘un-mad’ have their own personality traits which they can attribute towards similar experiences of madness. Unfortunately, everything we do today seems to follow conventional make-up and structure. This hinders our individualistic growth because each of us have our own unique styles, make up, thoughts, feelings or experiences which need to be cultivated and cared for. This includes our mental health and well-being. It only is more so for those having a mental illness but is not limited to this group of people. By supporting each other as individuals and as a community or a society, the braided threads of madness, creativity and disability can invoke…inspire…and awaken hope, transformation and empowerment in every single person.
Each person at Mind Arcs can identify with living in a crazy world; and that certain breakdowns should not be classified as symptoms of illness. Respecting diversity and individuality, we embrace all walks of life irrespective if they support the use of psychiatric drugs or identify with diagnostic categories or neither of these or alternative methods. (We do not accept funding from pharmaceutical companies.)
We invite everyone and anyone who shares the similar vision to be a part of our mission.