This grassroots guide was developed by the Occupy Mental Health Project and is creative commons licenced. The authors encouraging updating, remixing and editing by folks who use this living document.
The guide covers the basics of radical mental health, how it interlocks with oppressive corporate and capitalist systems to relate to Occupy as well as tackling various topics within self care. The tips for sustainable protest range from practical advice on avoiding hypothermia in cold weather to less tangible ideas of solidarity and mutual respect. Many ideas like the tips in the coping with stress section go beyond the Occupy movement into the politics of everyday life.
Emotional support and psychological first aid are key sections of the guide and acknowledge that as activists, folks often have a harder time asking for help and support. Lots of the guide comes back to ideas of peer support and building communities around sustainable networks of support and love.
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