Friday, November 4, 2016

Virtually Mad Cafe - Fridays 8-9:30 EST

Hi there!  Glad you found us!  Our group call format is in transition.  If you need peer support, want to offer it, or want to learn more about either or both, please contact us:

Our basic approach to people helping people ('peer support') is summarized below, as well as a flavor of what we've offered in the past:

Virtually Mad Cafe

Not up for going out? Drop in from the comfort of your couch. Call 331-205-7196 or click Better than Friday night on the town. Kindred spirits, shared experiences, judgement and label free.

Fridays 8-9:30 PM EST

To Join Us:

  • By phone: 331-205-7196 (no pin)
  • Toll-free if you need it:  855-661-1243 (no pin)

For Added Privacy:

Please use the *67 feature to block caller ID.  For instructions on how to do this:

Having trouble? Text Sarah Knutson at 802-279-3876.

Call Description

Friday night with folks who get it. Pour a beverage, stake out a spot on the couch and drop by from the comfort of home. Meet up with old friends or make new ones from around the world. Share stories, ideas, interests and values. Speak the truth of your experience. Listen & learn from the voices of all.

Frequent topics include: Human rights, social change, life beyond labels, surviving mental intensity or distress, voices, visions, excluded realities, alternatives to suicide, the virtue of non-compliance, coming off/ questioning medications, current events, consciousness raising, good old-fashioned peer support

'No pros, no cops, no 911': This is a label-free, expert-free, coercion-free space. We meet each other as human beings. We speak for ourselves from our own experience. We don't privilege professional roles, training or opinions. We offer each other the dignity of conscience and personal choice.


Peerly Human is a community of respect and regard for all members of the Human Family. We welcome people from every walk of life and with every kind of life challenge. Our primary purpose is to live with dignity and conscience in harmony and equality with other human beings.  The only requirement is a willingness to respect the dignity and conscience of other community members.
Above all, we cherish and protect our common need to find acceptance and belonging in a community of peers.  We are not a healthcare or social service organization. No one may attend in a professional capacity, only as a peer.

We have no experts or paid staff. Rather, we are fallible people of good will and conscience. We support these efforts with our own energy and resources on a voluntary basis. We are doing the best we know how. Our sole ambition is to learn together and share with others who are willing to join us on the human journey.

For more about Peerly Human and human rights-informed alternatives to conventional behavioral health, see

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