All diagnoses welcome.
Schizy Inc. are a collective of practicing artists and ally supporters based in Melbourne, Australia. We have diverse lived experiences of mental health reclamation. We value respected lived experience voice above all.
Schizy Inc. dream up and run awesome arts activism events and projects, including Schizy Week and Mojo Film Festival during Schizophrenia Week in May (Australia).
Schizy Inc. strives for personal and community pride and genuine connections with our global lived-experience neighbourhood. We do this because we know healing from PTS comes from being creative, curious and courageous..
and being around others doing the same.
'We're not art therapy'
Doing art can be healing.
Yet our power as a cultural group is in owning and telling our stories, displaying them in professional ways that respect the creator. We aim to create the kind of spaces that make you proud to be a practicing artist.
'We're the opposite of newspapers'
Schizy Inc. are tired of seeing schizophrenia misrepresented in media.
It's not acceptable for journalists to consistently associate serious criminal activity with a mental health diagnosis. Schizophrenia is not public defense for violent crime.
The UN Convention of the Rights of People with Disability Article 8 (part 2) states Australia must "Encourage all organs of the media to portray persons with disabilities in a manner consistent with the purpose of the present Convention" ie Article 1"to promote respect for their inherent dignity".
Schizy Inc. est 2008.
Reclaim your experiences,
rename them with a 'Title' and a ©
UN Convention of the Rights of People with Disability, accessed June 2018