ARTUS values autonomy and understanding; an important part for any individual to feel safe and free to make the choices they consider best for themselves. We consider individual autonomy inviolable.
We understand that every personal experience is unique and no struggle is comparable to another, as is suffering in general which can not be judged by any preset standard.
We aim to combat the stigma associated with mental illness and the idea that there is something fundamentally wrong in suffering from them. Some of our best artists are examples of how individuals suffering from these difficulties can not only function, but thrive through the utilization of those struggles in the expression of ideas. Expression is therapeutic and ARTUS is devoted to strengthening the communicative abilities of its members by providing better conditions in which they can practice their craft.
ARTUS supports multiple mental health organizations and the rights of the individual to choose their own course of treatment.
We have set up a Facebook group for philosophical pessimists. Finding support and comfort in a community is very difficult for this who have a worldview wherein optimistic messages of self-overcoming cannot and do not resonate. The Mental Health Group for Pessimists is a place where people can discuss their own struggles and health with those who have similar values and means, in a safe space, free from unwanted positive affirmations and judgments regarding the progress of each individual’s self-care.
We also accept donations from those who would like to help us in our creative efforts and in furthering our mental health efforts. Email us for details at email@example.com.
Organizations and Charities
The Canadian Mental Health Association
This Canadian organization does many great things for people living with mental illness. On their website you can find lots of information regarding different therapies people can access and the different disorders and illnesses as well as clinical studies, crisis resources and explanations of your rights. They even have online courses to better understand mental health and addiction.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness
An American organization that also has a lot of information available. They even have a blog discussing mental health and another blog where you can ask mental health experts questions.
Based in the UK this mental health organization helps individuals seek counseling and gain access to the programs they need. On their website you can also find information on your rights, different treatments, and help coping with traumatic events.
You can also become a patron through our Patreon account and contribute $1 a month to help us with our mental health awareness goals.