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Mental Health Cafe – Film Screening
December 5 @ 18:00 - 20:00
Mental Health Cafe is a monthly community conversation on mental health, mental illness, and madness over coffee or tea. The event will focus on informal discussions and friendly peer support / mutual aid in a welcoming space for all. People are invited to participate actively or passively, or just listen. Learn more about Mental Health Cafe at http://insideourminds.org/mental-health-cafe/.
Arrival and Accessibility Info
The entrance for Code & Supply is located in the back of the building, in the designed parking lot. Turn onto Stamar Way from Friendship Avenue to find the parking lot. Follow the ramp to the doorway to enter. If the door is locked, you can buzz in by pressing the button labeled “Code & Supply Co.” Follow signs to take the elevator up to the 3rd floor. We will be in the kitchen area. If you cannot find the group or are nervous/anxious upon arriving, please private message our Facebook page or text the Inside Our Minds phone line: (412) 438-3278.
Code & Supply is wheelchair accessible through the Stamar Way entrance. There is an all gender, ADA bathroom in the facility. The Inside Our Minds staff will have earplugs and stim toys on hand for anyone who would like them. We also utilize a colored name tag system to display social interaction preferences (originally from the Autistic community).
Mental Health Cafe is a space for peers and allies to have open conversations that represent a wide variety of opinions and beliefs, some of which everyone may not agree with. As a community, we expect everyone to hold respectful conversations. Anyone who attacks, harasses, or discriminates against another community member will be asked to leave and will be potentially banned from future events. As a space, we prioritize and center the voices of people with lived experience (of madness, trauma, mental illness, substance use / addiction, or another similar experience) and those from marginalized communities. Others are welcome to participate in our spaces, as long as they are respectful and follow our Radical Mental Health community guidelines. You can read our full Intentional Space Clause at http://insideourminds.org/intentional-space-clause/.
Mental Health Cafe is not a substitute for professional mental health treatment. We are also NOT a support group. We provide friendly peer support, mutual aid, and conversation centering those with lived experience. 🙂