I went to the doctor’s today with this interview downloaded to my computer and listened to it while I got my IV. It’s a great interview for anyone who hears voices and for any of us who would like to better understand those who do.
Also I found that there was plenty of insight that I could apply to my own self-awareness though I’ve not ever been a voice hearer.
Like many so-called symptoms of “mental illness” voices can simply be part of the spectrum of human experience and are not always experienced as bad and are often developed to help people cope with extreme situations.
Will Hall is interviewing Jacqui Dillon, a leader in the movement in Britain.
Here is Madness Radio’s blurb on the piece:
What is it like to hear voices? How do people learn to live with their voices, and are voices sometimes positive and helpful? What is the connection between voices and trauma? Jacqui Dillon, voice hearer and director of the UK Hearing Voices Network, discusses how the movement of people who hear voices is creating self-help alternatives to traditional and often abusive mental health care.
You can listen to it here:
The organization Jacqui Dillon works with is Intervoice.