Category Archives: video

Connecting to madness | Jim van Os | TEDxMaastricht – YouTube

Professor of Psychiatry (dissenting member of DSM-5 panel) explians why schizophrenia is not a disease. And certainly no genetic disease. And why the name schizophrenia is gone in ten years.

Connecting to madness | Jim van Os | TEDxMaastricht – YouTube.

Women’s Punk Rock Opened Our Eyes To Child Sexual Abuse In The ’90s, And We Need It Back | Junkee

Women’s Punk Rock Opened Our Eyes To Child Sexual Abuse In The ’90s, And We Need It Back | Junkee.

Kids See A Hidden Message When They Look At This Anti-Abuse Ad That Adults Don’t Notice. [VIDEO]

Kids See A Hidden Message When They Look At This Anti-Abuse Ad That Adults Don’t Notice. [VIDEO].

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).

14 November 2013 John Read

Univerity College Cork conference presentation – video recording “Meanings of Madness”, with links – 14 November 2013 John Read – Panopto Viewer 

Explanations of how medical model fails to adequately explain schizophrenia

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

Mental health: integration is the key to the revolution : The Lancet

Hold that Thought!

Just published, by Tim Carey: Mental health: integration is the key to the revolution : The Lancet.

See more about his ideas about transdiagnositic approaches to psychopathology here:



The Hearing Voices Movement: Beyond Critiquing the Status Quo

Jacqui Dillon is chair of the Hearing Voices Network in the UK, teacher, advocate, voice hearer, and a survivor of childhood abuse and the psychiatric system.

She is an inspirational speaker and a great friend.

This is her first post on the Mad in America web site.

She also sent this email update, which outlines some of her plans for this year:

I am feeling very optimistic about positive changes in mental health in 2013. My 2012 ended with a bang with a talk at Critical Perspectives and Creative Responses to Experiences of Trauma and Distress Conference at University College Cork, Ireland. Here is a link to my presentation which was filmed:http://panopto.ucc.ie/Panopto/Pages/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=45a4bb2c-6001-4a66-b5f1-bdec5e120f0e.

I also gave talks at the Institute of Psychiatry about the work of the Hearing Voices Movement which was very well received and at the Division of Clinical Psychology Annual Conference at University of Oxford with Professor Mary Boyle, Eleanor Longden and Dr Lucy Johnstone on Beyond DSM: What are the Alternatives. This work part of an on-going collaboration.

I also have a number of upcoming events. I will be delivering training on Hearing Voices Group Facilitation & Network Development at Durham University in February. This training is free and supported by:http://hearingthevoice.org/ Applications close this Friday, 18th February 2013.

I will also be speaking at conferences in Nottingham,LondonSweden and Dundee. Due to high demand, Eleanor Longden and I will running our training course, Abuse, Trauma & Dissociation: Understanding & Working Towards Recovery, in London. We regularly deliver this highly successful course in-house; if this is something you would like to discuss in more detail, please do get in touch.

Psychosis resources from Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS (UK)

Schizophrenia and Psychosis

The publication of a report by the Schizophrenia Commission is being covered widely in the media today (Page last updated on Wednesday 14th November 2012, 12:15 pm) which underlines the importance of early intervention in the early stages of the illness, which can reduce the likelihood of patients needing acute care. Here are some key facts and information on where you can get help if you live in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear.

They also have an extensive range of “Self Help” resources – 25 topics related to mental health, covered in video, male or female audio, or for print: http://www.ntw.nhs.uk/pic/selfhelp

Self Help Top 10

  1. Anxiety
  2. Depression and low mood
  3. Sleeping Problems
  4. Depression
  5. Panic
  6. Stress
  7. Controlling Anger
  8. Shyness and Social Anxiety
  9. Obsessions and Compulsions
  10. Bereavement