FEEL turned three today!!! It was exactly the 15th of November 2007 when a couple of us joined the group created with the aid of Myra Garrett by an initial idea of David Kessel. We are an indipendent group that campaigns for better services specially in the forced asyliums offered in mental health wards, but we also denunce the reality of what lies behind the 3Ms (money making machine) that is Psychiatry. We believe that problems experienced by anyone that become unwell cannot be resolved by medication; in fact medication is what keeps people unwell, leaving them addicted to those toxic substances mostly for life, drives many to suicide and turn life into a real living hell.
We would like to remind you about FEEL monthly meeting taking place next Monday the 15th November at the LARC Centre 62, Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES (6.30-8.30pm). The 15th November 2007 was the first date when the first FEEL members, a small group of four, gathered together at the Idea Store Library, Whitechapel, before gaining a cozy space at the LARC Centre in 2008. There have been three years of great exchange and growth and we'd like to thank all of you that have participated and supported us over all or some of this time. We aim to celebrate FEEL third anniversary together and you are invited to join us. Feel free to BYO or bring something to share, as we will all do.
FEEL would like to wish all the best to Sam Shakes, which is launching her new book that celebrates recovery and self help:"Then Life took Control: A Journal from Sickness to Wellbeing" . The book will be released on the 1st Decembre; the first three chapters can be read here www.thenlifetookcontrol.co.uk
This are the next dates for the forthcoming monthly meetings. 20th December 2010 17th January 2011 21st February 2011 21st March 2011
We hope you can join us. Looking forward to see you all.
FEEL (Friends of East End Loonies) is a democaratic anarchic group created by service users, also open to carers and mental health professionals.
We meet on the 3rd Monday of each month @ LARC, 62 Fieldgate St, London E1 1ES (6.30-8.30pm; drop-ins and new faces are always welcome).
Our aim is to rise more awareness on the psychiatry cosh and empower people in finding their best solutions in managing their mental health/distress.
FEEL was born in November 2007 by an idea of David Kessel, a retired physician who writes amazing poetry, and Myra Garrett a remarkable woman that has been living and working in Tower Hamlets, committing to the voluntary sector since 1976 and actively campaigning around health, housing and getting rid of nuclear weapons still today.
Since 2007 the group has grown from strength to strength, inviting new members and rising more interest within the mental health community.
With this blog we also wish to offer a source of hope & inspiration sharing useful relevant links for anyone that might be going trough a difficult time.
We are working towards a common goal: join us in doing so. Working together GREATER results can be achieved!