Today we’re having a visioning about soteria houses, which are home-like alternatives to hospitalization for people who are in psychiatric crisis. We’ll discover what we really want, opening up to our truth without judging it.
Creating a soteria house has been a dream of the Las Vegas Radical Mental Health Collective since its beginnings four years ago. Soteria is important as a place of freedom and healing, an alternative to the harm many of us find in institutions and hospitals that do violence in the name of help. The values of soteria houses, which include no forced medication and unlocked doors, respect our bodily autonomy and worth as valid people.
We’ll be led by artist Glynda Velasco, who is a member of the Las Vegas Radical Mental Health Collective. Glynda will facilitate our visioning over zoom.
Please get in touch for the link and password, if you would like to join us. All are welcome who agree to our safer spaces policy.