Planned Activities

Read about the activities planned for Creative Maladjustment Week: July 7-14, 2015…from Ireland to Toronto, Canada to New York city. Don’t see your plans listed? Just email us at MindFreedom International ( or visit MindFreedom’s Facebook page and post details there.

Nothing planned for 2014 yet…Send us an email and let us know what you have planned for this 2nd Annual Creative Maladjustment Week!


Mad Pride Toronto

Welcome to Mad Pride Toronto 2013: A Celebration of Madness from July 8th to July 14th,2013
(brought to you by Mad Pride Toronto Organizing Committee)

The Mad Market Bizarre
Saturday, July 13th from 11am-5pm
CAMH lawn at Queen/Shaw (1001 Queen Street W, Toronto)

The Mad Market will go all out this year, some might say even Bizarre! There will be many mad goods for show and sale [t-shirts, buttons, mugs, key chains, artwork/sketches/paintings, crafts and handmade goods, jewelry, bead work, purses, cook books, comic books, books of art and writing, memoirs, academic books, knitting, baked goods (including vegan options!), zines, blogs, leaflets, Tarot readings]. Connect with various activist groups and obtain information about local consumer/survivor organizations. Join us in participatory movement exercises like yoga and Tai Chi. Have your portrait sketched. Bring your knitting or learn to knit with the Mad Knitters. | Cost of items varies from $1 to $50+. Cash only.

Do you know a consumer/survivor of the mental health system who may want to show/sell their handiwork? Please tell them about the Mad Market. Email or leave a voice-mail message at 647-931-7563 to reserve a table.

This is a Mad Pride Toronto 2013 event. [Download the event poster]
For the full schedule of events and posters/brochures to print and distribute, visit our web site.


MindFreedom Ireland

Sandra Higgins, Psychologist at The Compassion Foundation of Ireland “Compassion & Activism: how activists can manage the risk of burnout and use compassion to ensure that we are at peace while we work towards justice for others.” This talk takes place as part of the celebration of Creative Maladjustment week organised by Mind Freedom (IAACM) and the International Association for the Advancement of Creative Maladjustment to Animal Rights Violations and is hosted by Ruuts and Shuuts.

July 16th 2013
Food Served 5:30-9pm, talk starts 7pm

1, Exchange Street Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Hosted by Ruuts and Shuuts

Sandra Higgins is Director of Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary and of Matilda’s Promise, Animal Rights & Vegan Education Centre Sandra is also the Founder of The Compassion Foundation of Ireland where she works to help psychological distress and trauma through Compassion Focussed Therapy and Ecopsychology (

2. We will also publish selected personal stories of activism and Creative Maladjustment on our Facebook Page.


MindFreedom New York

The internet makes it easier to connect to people across the globe, however, there is something about meeting someone face to face that provides a real connection. Join activists and peer supporters as we celebrate our Creative Maladjustment connection and activism.

Wednesday July 10, 2013 – 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Meet us at Whole Foods, 14th Street/Union Square –
4 Union Square South
New York, NY 10003

Let’s walk together to celebrate in Union Square Park!
Bring your own beverages. Some light refreshments provided.



See the NEW video introducing Creative Maladjustment Week (YouTube)

Email MFI Office to have your event added!

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