Mad Pride Week is all about great culture and arts, including at MADx, SOS and the Mad Hatter Street Fair. For those of you who missed it, Tim Brown appeared on the Arts and Culture program at CJRU The Scope at Ryerson, on July 5, 2016.
What did he miss? Let us know in the comments. [Please note that Tim’s lungs were crushed under 2.5 atmospheres of anxiety throughout most of the interview].
- What are you most excited about with your new book, Asylum Squad: The Jung Ones 2?
- What do we need to know from previous issues to understand the new book?
It helps to have at least read The Jung Ones pt 1, even better to have read Monster Hospital 1 & 2. There are recaps in each new volume of events that occurred in previous books. Basically, at this point, Liz Madder and company are well into the Ajna Project: an experimental drug treatment program based on Jungian psychiatry, that they signed up for, and were accepted into, during their stay at St Dymphna’s psychiatric hospital.
- How do you describe your experience with madness?
- What does Mad Pride mean to you?
Editor: Do you, or people around you, blame yourself, others, diagnosis, society or do you recognize that “Something happened to me”
It took me a long time to acknowledge that I had been through multiple traumatic experiences. The first time I heard a therapist refer to my emotional reactions as the result of trauma I stopped seeing her. I wasn’t ready to acknowledge that people had done things to me that have left a lasting mark. I wasn’t taught that people could or had hurt me. I was taught that I was hurting myself. The message that I received, loud and clear, as a teen was that everything was the fault of my mental illness and that I was solely responsible for everything that had happened to me. I was on a constant quest to fix myself so people would like me. I believed that people treated me poorly because I was difficult, sad, annoying, and impulsive. It never occurred to me that the poor treatment I received meant there was something wrong with them and how they saw me as a person. (more…)
“What does it take to free our selves of what or who others would have us be?”
- Friday July 15th 2016 from 7:00 to 11:00
- @ Imperial Pub (54 Dundas St. E., Toronto).