Category Archives: Hearing Voices

Most helpful thing this voice-hearer heard: ‘The voices are real’ | MinnPost

Congratulations, Ron! Most helpful thing this voice-hearer heard: ‘The voices are real’ | MinnPost.

More than 20pc of children hear voices – Independent.ie

More than 20pc of children hear voices – Independent.ie.

“But the statistics are quite clear – between 22-23pc of 11- to 13-year-olds hear voices, usually as a once-off occurrence,” she said. “That drops to 7pc or 8pc by the time children approach their late teens.” said Rachel Waddingham, from Mind in Camden.

The point here is that hearing voices is not necessarily s sign on madness (psychosis, schizophrenia, etc…) But is actually a NORMAL human response to trauma and loss. In fact, many people who voices say that the voices can drive them mad at times.

Invisible intruders – the voices in my head – All In The Mind – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Will Hall: There is a voice that comes to me that’s very comforting, and I’m not sure if it’s the same voice every time. But it’s a voice that if it’s not there then I know I’m in trouble. If I’m suffering, if I’m in a lot of pain, that voice is really there to help me out, so I am very appreciative of that voice being there to protect me.

And I also have a voice that’s very aggressive and puts me down, and sometimes speaks in the voice of my father and sometimes is more of a daemonic voice…

Invisible intruders – the voices in my head – All In The Mind – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

It’s time to listen to the voices in your head | Charles Fernyhough and Eleanor Longden | Science | theguardian.com

It’s time to listen to the voices in your head | Charles Fernyhough and Eleanor Longden | Science | theguardian.com.

Reducing the stigma of hearing voices is the first step to a genuinely humane psychiatry – it is absurd to think that these expereinces are meaningless, or that they can simply be extinguished by medication.

Lady GaGa on hearing voices – YouTube

Lady GaGa on hearing voices – YouTube.

How she copes with voices in her head

Map of the hundreds of Hearing Voices groups around the globe

INTERVOICE Networks and Groups – Google Maps.

For those with an interest in this approach to distressing voices (auditory hallucinations) and distressing beliefs (paranoia), there is a chance to participate in the fourth World Hearing Voices Congress 2013, next month in Melbourne

The voices others cannot hear – Vol. 26, Part 8 ( August 2013)

Simon McCarthy-Jones and Eleanor Longden look at what they mean and, for people who want support, what is to be done.

Read it on line or down load as an audio file to play from your computer, phone or MP3 player: The voices others cannot hear – Vol. 26, Part 8 ( August 2013), in The Psychologist, journal of the British Psychological Society.

Schizophrenia Research Forum:

Schizophrenia Research Forum:.

“This was a fantastic, ground-breaking group of presentations by persons in recovery from schizophrenia. I believe this may have been the first time there has been a program consisting of presentations by schizophrenia patients at the ICOSR meeting. Perhaps it could have been better highlighted in the program. It seemed to me that many of the attendees did not know about the program until after it had been presented.”

Greenwich-based help for young people who hear voices like Gandhi did (From News Shopper)

Greenwich-based help for young people who hear voices like Gandhi did (From News Shopper).

Models of Madness: Psychological, Social and Biological Approaches to Psychosis (Paperback) – Routledge Mental Health

Models of Madness: Psychological, Social and Biological Approaches to Psychosis (Paperback) – Routledge Mental Health.

Are hallucinations and delusions really symptoms of an illness called ‘schizophrenia’? Are mental health problems really caused by chemical imbalances and genetic predispositions? Are psychiatric drugs as effective and safe as the drug companies claim? Is madness preventable?

This second edition of Models of Madness challenges those who hold to simplistic, pessimistic and often damaging theories and treatments of madness. In particular it challenges beliefs that madness can be explained without reference to social causes and challenges the excessive preoccupation with chemical imbalances and genetic predispositions as causes of human misery, including the conditions that are given the name ‘schizophrenia’. This edition updates the now extensive body of research showing that hallucinations, delusions etc. are best understood as reactions to adverse life events and that psychological and social approaches to helping are more effective and far safer than psychiatric drugs and electroshock treatment. A new final chapter discusses why such a damaging ideology has come to dominate mental health and, most importantly, how to change that.

By Professor John Read and Jacqui Dillon, voice hearer and Chair of the UK Hearing Voices network.

Please use the ISPS members discount code to receive a 20% discount – “ISPS2”