February 27, 2013 -- Please visit our Facebook page!
May 13, 2012 -- Mad Pride Toronto has a new website! Find it at www.madprideto.com
Mad Students Society (MSS), created in 2005, is a community of students
are attending or planning to attend institutions of
post-secendary or adult education and have past and/or present
experiences with the psychiatric and/or mental health systems. We meet
monthly and communicate through an email listserv to support each
other, discover tools for self-advocacy, and connect with our history
and broader social movements.
Our Vision is a community of empowered and mobilized Mad Students who
are aware of the history of the psychiatric survivor movement and
practice alternatives to medical perspectives on madness by supporting
each other. We need post-secondary environments that are free
of systemic discrimination and celebrate and support differences of all
kinds so that people can achieve their learning goals.
The MSS Mandate is to build a community of Mad Students that engages in
peer support and advocacy for Mad Students in institutions of
post-secondary and adult education.
- Create a supportive community of Mad Students that
encourages connection to the broader psychiatric survivor community
- Discover and share effective tools for self-advocacy
- Mobilize Mad Students as an alternative voice to medical
model understandings of madness
- Represent the voice of Mad Students by identifying shared
experiences and barriers in order to address systemic discrimination
and reliance on the medical model of madness in institutions of
post-secondary and adult education