See the below commentary and collection of links and share with anyone who needs to know that those who hear voices can thrive and be happy. Hearing voices: living and thriving as voice hearers
I got an email from one of the authors of this study in the Lancet. This is scholarship carried out by folks some of whom have lived experience which is very exciting. Nev Jones sent the email to thank me…but really she is thanking the readers of Beyond Meds who responded and took part in this study. So thank you to all who participated and here is an excerpt and link to what you helped create. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Newsweek did an article on the Hearing Voices Movement. I missed it a few days ago. It’s a very positive report. This is big. How wonderful that such a mainstream magazine took this predominantly positive stance. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Jacqui Dillon is the National Chair of the Hearing Voices Network in England. She has also helped develop HVN USA and has been involved in our Facilitator Trainings.
I love this because I’ve often viewed my healing process to simply not be just about me. It’s about all of us. It is for all of us too. And I also could not have done it without the constant communication with all of you out there. This has been a relationship process even when I’ve had to go deep into myself and spend most time alone.… [click on title for the rest of the post]
I’m sharing an email I got since I think this is a wonderful opportunity.
hvnA webinar by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will take place Friday, October 10, 2014 at 2:00pm Eastern Time called “Hearing Voices Training Webinar”.
Description: The Hearing Voices Network (HVN) USA is one of over 20 nationally based networks around the world joined by shared goals and values, incorporating a fundamental belief that there are many ways to understand the experience of hearing voices and other unusual or extreme experiences. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Olga Runciman is the Chair of the Danish Hearing Voices Network. Originally a psychiatric nurse, she herself became a patient, and experienced the full force of psychiatric treatment before making a full recovery. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it.
Let it loose; it will defend itself. ~ St. Augustine … [click on title for the rest of the post]
TODAY is World Hearing Voices Day 9/14/16 — I’m not sure why it was ever considered good practice to deny someone’s experience. It’s cruel to do that if nothing else and seems to be a no-brainer that we should be kind to those in any kind of emotional distress. I’m happy to say that even when I worked in social services I never avoided speaking to people about their “delusions” and/or voices even when I was told not to on the job. Some of us have always intuitively understood that all this content from the psyche has meaning. It’s nice to see that finally some of the inherent cruelty in psychiatric and psychological treatment is being challenged and meaningfully changed in a few corners of the world.
The Hearing Voices Network (HVN) USA is one of over 20 nationally-based networks around the world joined by shared goals and values, incorporating a fundamental belief that there are many ways to understand the experience of hearing voices and other unusual or extreme experiences. It is part of an international collaboration between professionals, people with… Continue Reading →
There was a great and inspiring article in the New York Times yesterday entitled, Learning to Cope With a Mind’s Taunting Voices. I read it in the morning and was very moved by it but had no commentary for it so thought I’d wait to see if something arose to introduce it with. When I… Continue Reading →