The Icarus Project

The Icarus Projectradical mental health network

The Icarus Project envisions a new culture and language that resonates with our actual experiences of ‘mental illness’ rather than trying to fit our lives into a conventional framework.

We are a network of people living with and/or affected by experiences that are often diagnosed and labeled as psychiatric conditions. We believe these experiences are mad gifts needing cultivation and care, rather than diseases or disorders. By joining together as individuals and as a community, the intertwined threads of madness, creativity, and collaboration can inspire hope and transformation in an oppressive and damaged world. Participation in The Icarus Project helps us overcome alienation and tap into the true potential that lies between brilliance and madness.

The Gainesville Icarus Project- community support group

More info on Facebook

The Gainesville Icarus Project is a peer-led community support group that fosters a safe space, free from stereotypes or judgement. The Icarus Project approaches mental health holistically and critically, working to address the political and social causes of mental distress.


The Gainesville Icarus Project meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7-8:30pm at the Civic Media Center (433 S. Main Street). Find us on Facebook, or email




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