An interesting article on Hearing Voices

https://southbayprojectresourcedotorg.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/beavan2016.pdf

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Consumer Conversations

Hi! We have started a Group on Facebook called Consumer Conversations, this link https://m.me/join/AbY7-zFhzq7TNPgp is your invitation to join

One of the exciting things we are working on is a letter to Minister Greg Hunt after Ailsa Rayner spoke with him at the TheMHS conference. 

67 consumers have joined the group and the focus of the group is to allow people that are interested in progressing a Consumer Perspective as described in the Glossary of the Kit.

If you are interested click on the link and have a look at the draft letter, we are up to version 3 

Dignity and Advocacy Network 

I found this great resource at World Congress in Boston 

D.A.N (Dignity and Advocacy Network), a 501(c)3 non-profit, is dedicated to promoting mental health and achieving victory over mental health issues and addictions through advocacy, education, research and service. To create more access to alternative supports along with or other than the “medical model” of medicating and hospitalization. To offer options of an alternative place to move through a mental health crisis without the trauma and drugging of the psychiatric hospitals.

More Information

World Hearing Voices Day September 14

This is taken from Intervoice 

World Hearing Voices Day celebrates hearing voices as part of the diversity of human experience, increasing awareness of the fact that you can hear voices and be healthy. It challenges the negative attitudes towards people who hear voices and the incorrect assumption that hearing voices, in itself, is a sign of illness.

Inspired by Louise Pembroke, a voice hearer and psychiatric survivor from England, we have celebrated World Hearing Voices Day since 2006. Without core funding, World Hearing Voices Day relies on the creativity, energy and passion of our members. Thankfully, our membership is overflowing with ideas and we have witnessed an impressive array of events and activities across the world. These events have included celebrations, social media campaigns, poetry/music events, conferences, marches, stalls and gatherings.

Celebrate with us by:

  • Hosting, or going to, an event
  • Using the day to talk about ‘hearing voices’. Share some of Intervoice’s essential facts and promote some discussion with friends, colleagues and relatives.
  • Using social media to raise awareness (for example, by tweeting about voices and visions with the hashtag #WorldHearingVoicesDay)
  • Download, and use, our World Hearing Voices Day logos on your website or social media (http://bit.ly/YIcG2o)
  • Share quotes from voice-hearers on your website or social media (http://bit.ly/YIcG2o)
  • Take part in Psycope’s one minute silence as a mark of respect to those for whom silence can be hard to find (12pm)
  • Everything you do to help us raise awareness of hearing voices is appreciated – if we all do one small thing we can collectively make a big difference!

Each year, Intervoice lists all of the events on this website. If you’re planning an event, or want to tell us about something you’ve done to celebrate World Hearing Voices Day, contact us at info@intervoiceonline.org, or join our Word Hearing Voices Day Facebook Group.