Initiatives

It’s Not
Always
Sunny


It's Not Always Sunny (INAS) is a grassroots anti-stigma campaign seeking to listen for and honor the ways Philadelphians handle themselves on rainy days, when strategies of creative resilience show up in the lives of those facing the worst precarity in our city.

Actions:
August 22,2018 - CRC Open Studio
September 21, 2018 - PARK(ing) Day



A Collaborative
Youth
Initiative


CRC teaching artists will collaborate with 8 teens over 8 sessions to rethink mental health language and representation in our communities. The program will culminate in a project and digital zine.

Applications are currently open for
8 paid student spots. Additional transportation funds may be provided if after hours.

Refer to this info sheet for more details. 



Application extended to 10/19/2018



Crowdsourcing Alternative
Care Spaces


We are crowdsourcing spaces of non-traditional mental health care in Philadelphia. Do you have spaces in which you feel have a positive effect on your mental wellbeing? We invite you to take an anonymous 3 question survey here. The data gathered will form the basis for a web-based mapping tool that individuals can use to seek out alternative spaces of care.



Qualitative
Research
Initiative


In collaboration with 15 UPenn master students, we conducted qualitative interviews and focus groups to better understand how mental health information is shared across providers and mental health navigators in Philadelphia. The collaboration produced a forthcoming publication entitled: Institutional Shadow Bodies As Tools for Mental Health Care Information Seeking.

Presentations:
August 22, 2018 - CRC Open Studio
November 3-7, 2018 - The Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work





Co-Designing
Better Access
to Care



Over the course of 90 minutes, we invite key stakeholders into our process to design strategies, pilot technologies, and programs to find better ways to navigate access to mental health care.

Call for participants:
We’ll be hosting 5 paid 90 minute workshops. Please reach out to us at info@creativeresco.org to sign up.




© Creative Resilience Collective, 2018