Hearing Voices Others Can't: How A Growing Movement Fights Mental Health Stigma, NBC News

Hearing Voices Others Can’t: How A Growing Movement Fights Mental Health Stigma, NBC News

What is it like hearing voices that others can’t? For Jeannie Bass, hearing voices is her daily reality. The medical term is “auditory hallucinations.” Jeannie is a leader in the Hearing Voices Movement, which aims to re-frame and destigmatize the extreme mental experiences that society labels as “crazy.”

A History of Delusions

A History of Delusions

A History of Delusions: Experimental psychologist Daniel Freeman explores cases of delusion. Professor Freeman is a clinical psychologist and has been researching and treating delusions for the past twenty years. “A delusion is a belief that is impossible, incredible or false; it is held with a high degree of certainty; and it endures despite evidence […]

Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth

Introduction Sojourner Truth (c. 1797 – November 26, 1883) was an African-American abolitionist and women’s rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, Ulster County, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. After going to court to recover her son in 1828, she became the first black woman to win […]

The Mental Health Act: An Alternative Review from Hearing Voices England

The Mental Health Act: An Alternative Review from Hearing Voices England

The Independent Review of the Mental Health Act (MHA) was set up in 2017 to look at how the legislation in the Mental Health Act 1983 is used and how practice can be changed. It produced a report with recommendations for change in December 2018. To coincide with the launch of the government’s report on […]

Hearing Voices Resource Packs Fund 2019

Hearing Voices Resource Packs Fund 2019

We are pleased to announce that Free Hearing Voices Resource Packs are now available for 2019. The packs are sent out at different times of the year according to the number of applications. The next set of packs will be sent out in January 2019. If you would you like to apply for a free […]

Harriet Tubman was a devout Christian and often experienced voices, visions and vivid dreams

Harriet Tubman was a devout Christian and often experienced voices, visions and vivid dreams

Harriet Tubman was a devout Christian and often experienced visions and vivid dreams, which she ascribed to premonitions and revelations from God.   Harriet Tubman (c.1820-March 10, 1913) was a former slave who repeatedly risked her life to free over 300 slaves from Southern Democrat slave plantation. The trails she took became known as the […]

Mental Health In the Workplace: Why Is It Important?

Mental Health In the Workplace: Why Is It Important?

Continuing her series of articles about mental health and hearing voices, Jane Fisher discusses the importance of mental health in the workplace A recent report published by Perkbox, an organisation dedicated to helping companies create happier workplaces, confirmed Cardiff as being the most stressed city in the UK. The 2017 report showed that around 70% of […]

Visions, Voices, Mystics and Muses: Part one

Visions, Voices, Mystics and Muses: Part one Visions, Voices, Mystics and Muses is a talk by Ivan Barry which aims to raise awareness and reduce stigma relating to the experience of hearing voices and seeing visions. For many people, having unusual experiences like this seems to indicate pathology and illness rather than creativity and possibility. Yet […]

Hearing voices, feeling paranoid often? Could be due to traumatic childhood experiences

Hearing voices, feeling paranoid often? Could be due to traumatic childhood experiences

Researchers have found a link between trauma in childhood and psychotic experiences at the age of 18. The University of Bristol study has been published in JAMA Psychiatry. The findings are the first to comprehensively examine the association between different types of trauma, and their timing in childhood with later psychotic experiences using a large […]

Parents, don't panic if your child hears voices, it's actually quite common

Parents, don’t panic if your child hears voices, it’s actually quite common

Around 8% of young people are thought to hear voices at some stage in childhood, with up to 75% having a one-off experience of voice hearing. This makes hearing voices about as common for young people as having asthma or dyslexia . For many children, then, it seems that hearing voices is a pretty normal […]

I Am Not A Monster: Schizophrenia - Cecilia McGough

I Am Not A Monster: Schizophrenia – Cecilia McGough

Cecilia McGough puts a face to schizophrenia and helps empower college students through the upcoming non-profit Students With Schizophrenia. Students With Schizophrenia: http://sites.psu.edu/studentswithschi… I Am Not A Monster: SCHIZOPHRENIA: http://sites.psu.edu/ceciliamcgough/

Research Request: Mystical experiences in people who hear voices or see visions

Loukia is looking for participants for the following study and has contacted HVN England to ask if they would circulate it. If you are interested in taking part or know someone who is, please contact them directly to find out more information. The study is independent to HVN. They have agreed to share the outcome […]

Tyson Fury: I heard a voice saying: ‘No, don’t do this Tyson ...'

Tyson Fury: I heard a voice saying: ‘No, don’t do this Tyson …’

“I would start thinking these crazy thoughts,” Fury said. “I bought a brand new Ferrari convertible in the summer of 2016. I was in it on the highway and at the bottom I got the car up to 190mph and heading towards a bridge. “I didn’t care about nothing. I just wanted to die so […]

A Biomedical View Dismisses the Human Experience of Trauma

A Biomedical View Dismisses the Human Experience of Trauma

 

Discovery Partners and Communities  &  The Hearing Voices Approach 

Discovery Partners and Communities &  The Hearing Voices Approach 

Monday 12th November 2018 Hywel Dda University Health Board Meeting Room 5, Building 2, 1st Floor, St David’s Park, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire Thursday 20th December 2018 Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board The Lecture Hall (ED27) Education Centre, 2nd Floor, Neath Port Talbot Hospital Baglan Way, Port Talbot, SA12 7BX To book your place on the […]

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