Study Group

Slought at 4017 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3513
(unless otherwise noted)

7:30-8:30pm bi-weekly
unless otherwise noted)

Through a variety of readings, workshops, and films, we will question the politics and medicalization of mental health. These conversations serve to inform the collective’s pilot programs, tools, and actions as we crowdsource ideas to guide the next century of care in Philadelphia.

This program is in collaboration with Health Ecologies Lab at Slought. 
Trigger warning: Please note that our mental health study group conversations usually contain descriptions of personal, second hand, and/or collective experiences of trauma, including addiction, suicide, self-harm, extreme states, histories of psychiatric care (hospitalizations, medications), eating disorders, and violence. Please prioritize your self-care and contact CRC organizers at any time with questions or concerns about upcoming content or to check in after an event. If this study group is not a good fit for your current needs, know that your participation in shaping CRC’s work is not limited to this particular project. 

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Please review our community agreements before joining a study group session.

January 8, 2019

People as Infrastructure [Reading Pending]

By: Abdul Maliq Simone

December 21, 2018

The New Asylums [Screening]

December 18, 2018

Decolonization as Care [Reading Pending]

By: Uzma z. Rizvi

December 14, 2018

Maniac [Screening] 


December 4, 2018

Healing-centered engagement [Download Reading ] 

By: Shawn Ginwright

November 20, 2018

Root Shock [Download Reading ]

By: Mindy Fullilove

October 23, 2018

In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts [Download Reading ]

By: Gabor Mate

October 9, 2018

Empathy for Others’ Suffering and its Mediators in Mental Health
Professionals [Download Reading ]

By: Hernando Santamaría-García

September 25, 2018

Feminist Killjoys [Download Reading ] 

By: Sara Ahmed

August 10, 2018

Grounded While Walls Fall [See Trailer ]

By: Zein Nakhoda

April 27, 2018

Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Politics of American Firearms [Download Reading ]

By: Jonathan M. Metzl

April 13, 2018

Ethnographic Field Notes Workshop [Sign Up ]

By: Michelle Munyikawa

April 6 , 2018

Everyday Ethics: Voices from the Front Line of Community Psychiatry [Download Reading ]

By: Paul Broadwin

March 30 , 2018

Peer Storytelling Workshop [Sign Up Full ]

By: Nisse Greenberg

March 16 , 2018

The Body Keeps The Score [Download Reading ]

By: Bassel A. Van Der Kolk, M.D.

February 23, 2018

Rebellious Mourning [Download Reading ]

By: Cindy Millstein

February 16, 2018

Creating Sanctuary [Download Reading ]

By: Sandra Bloom

February 2, 2018

The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease [Download Reading ]

By: Jonathan M. Metzl

January 26, 2018

The Trap [See Film ]

By: Adam Curtis

April 19, 2018

The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry [Download Reading ]

By: Gary Greenberg

January  12, 2018

The Problem with the Solution [Listen to Podcast ]

By: Lulu Miller

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