Read notes from the last meeting of the worker bees HERE. Welcome to our new bee, Dylan!
Due to scheduling issues and recent low turnout, Coming off Psych Drugs peer support group will be on hiatus after January 12. We hope to restart it if/when we get our own space and will consider changing the name/scope of the group to be more inclusive of a range of relationships to psych drugs.
Minutes from December’s worker bee meeting are online! One major update: Coming off Psych Drugs will go on hiatus after mid-January. Also, we are going to create business cards, for real.
Here’s a somewhat belated update from some busy bees. Hive members participated in the Wellness in Windham health fair in Brattleboro on September 19. A handful of us designed and staffed a table with brochures, flyers, and an email signup-sheet.
Also on the table were pre-printed “prescription pads,” with which attendees were invited to diagnose something other than an individual–for example, a system or part of our culture that is harmful or inequitable–and prescribe a solution or change.
Some wrote prescriptions for affordable childcare, others for respect and autonomy for psychiatric and medical patients, and others for alternative economies like the Time Trade. One attendee wrote a prescription calling for more tie-dye. Because, you know, Vermont.
We each brought a yellow T-shirt and helped each other apply strips of black duct tape to make stripes. Kazoos completed our bee personae, and we took turns buzzing around to the other tables, handing out flyers and meeting the other participants. We were also joined by an avocado, because why not.
Look for the alternative prescription board and buzzing bees to swarm at another event near you in the future.
Minutes from October’s worker bee meeting are now available. Highlights include plans to cultivate and support facilitators for the monthly gatherings, continuing the search for our own space, and posting the request for proposals to develop the Buzzline.
Check out what’s in the works! Here are the worker bee minutes for this month.
The worker bees have been busy and lots of exciting things are in the works! Check out the minutes from our August meeting!
Join us for our monthly potluck gathering Saturday July 18th from 5-7 pm at The Root Social Justice Center (28 Williams St) in Brattleboro! The goal of this month’s gatheringg is to meet other potential cell members, found out more about how cells are formed, and have the opportunity to join one. You can learn more about cells here but in short a cell is a closed group of 4-5 people who will support each other however that group decides.
Feel free to bring a dish to share if you’d like–we’d rather have you come empty-handed than not at all.
If you aren’t able to make it to this event but would like to get connected to a cell, feel free to complete this survey anytime in the next couple weeks!