COVID-19 Updates

Our programming will stay virtual for the time being for the safety of all of our community members. Any updates will be posted here, as well as on our social media pages: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

Upcoming Virtual Events

Mental Health Cafe (Mutual Aid)
Tuesdays from 5:00 – 7:00pm EST [Facebook Event]
Register for the access link here
Mental Health Cafe is a mutual aid space centering informal conversations and peer support on mental health, mental illness, madness, neurodiversity, disability, trauma, and other related experiences.

MAD May Series with folkLAB
Saturdays in May, 2:00-3:30pm [Register for free tickets]
“What is Radical Mental Health?” a 101 introduction with Inside Our Minds (May 1st)
The Blueprint: Bigger than the picture they framed us to see” with Mx. Jule Arney (xe/they) & Mx. J. Coley Alston (they/xe) (May 8th)
Radical Mental Health & Pathology with Sara Tang (she/they) (May 15th)
Radical Mental Health Care with Michelle King (she/her) (May 22nd)
Radical Mental Health Identity with The Sunflower Collective (May 29th)

Open Call For Art
Folklab and Inside Our Minds are teaming up on a series of artmaking and exhibition opportunities for May 2021! We are looking for works of art that can be displayed digitally and explore one or more of the following themes related to mental health: Radical / Anti-Oppressive Mental Health, Mental Health History, Mental Health Pathology, Mental Health Care, Mental Health Identity. Open to visual art, photography, video and film, poetry and prose, music, dance, new media and any artists who think they can translate their work to the digital space (we can probably help with that, if needed!). We are committed to prioritizing underrepresented artists and narratives, and especially encourage Black, Indigenous, POC, queer, trans, GNC, disabled, neurodivergent, mad, and low-income artists to apply. Stipends available. Submit a short proposal for a new piece you want to create or tell us about something you’ve already made that you think fits the bill by e-mailing folklab.series@gmail.com with the subject line “Art Submission May 2021.”

Accessing Zoom

Inside Our Minds primarily uses Zoom for virtual meet-ups. Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool that connects people through their browser, through the Zoom app, or even over the phone.

You can create a free Zoom account by visiting https://zoom.us/ (registration is not required but can make connecting easier). It may also be helpful to download Zoom to your computer, install the app on your smartphone, or bookmark / write down the number to call and meeting ID number for ease in joining calls.

To join from your computer or smartphone, click the Zoom link when it is time for the meet-up and follow the on-screen prompts. You can also join a test meeting here: https://zoom.us/test.

To join via phone, dial the number provided and wait for audio prompts requesting a meeting ID. Once requested, enter the meeting ID followed by the pound key (#).

Zoom has the ability to communicate via video, audio, and/or text, with integrated options for live closed captioning. You can choose to turn off your video and/or audio.

If Zoom’s servers are unable to handle increased traffic due to COVID-19, we will explore other avenues for meet-ups.