OurVoicesRaised.org is a project supported by the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Healthcare’s Hearing Voices Research and Development Fund, partnered with voice hearers from the Western Mass RLC.
The fund has already sponsored the training of over 100 Hearing Voices group facilitators in 5 states across the nation. With 90 groups currently listing themselves here on HearingVoicesUSA.org, the next phase of our project wants to answer the question “Why are Hearing Voices groups so useful for voice hearers?” That’s where the survey comes in.
If you’re a voice hearer, have taken part in a Hearing Voices group and are 18 years or older, please consider sharing your knowledge and experience. To learn more about it, check us out at OurVoicesRaised.org. There, you’ll find the survey and a brand new community created to provide a space for groups to network and for all of us to share our stories!
Hearing Voices Network-USA is pleased to announce a new ONLINE opportunity to connect, share experiences, and find mutual support!
WHEN: First and Third Wednesday of every month, 7PM to 8:30pm Eastern / 4PM to 5:30pm Pacific
HOW: The group will use the ZOOM meeting platform which is free to download on computers and Smartphones. Call-in option is also available.
WHO: This group is for those with personal lived experience with hearing voices, seeing visions, and/or negotiating alternative realities.
Hearing Voices Facilitator trainings are three-day trainings intended to prepare interested individuals to start or sustain Hearing Voices groups in their areas.
3-day Hearing Voices Group Facilitator Training - Dallas, Texas: with Caroline White and Marty Hadge. March 6th to March 8th (application deadline is January 30th). Click here for application and additional details!
3-day Hearing Voices Group Facilitator Training - Atlanta, Georgia: with Caroline White and Marty Hadge. April 3rd to April 5th (application deadline is February 20th). Click here for application and additional details!
And, if you're in the Dallas, Texas area, but don't have time to check out a full training, join Caroline and Marty for a 'Lunch & Learn' on Thursday, March 9th from 12pm to 1:30pm.
The World Hearing Voices Congress will be coming to the United States next year. Be sure to mark your calendars now!
August 16-18, 2017
Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
Please download and distribute the flyer to spread the news! If you haven't yet, sign up to receive our email newsletter for all the details to come.
HVN USA is happy to announce a new phone-in mutual support group for people who are currently facilitating HVN groups and for those interested in starting new Hearing Voices groups. This group is happening once-a-month via toll free conference call. Like other Hearing Voices groups, it's a place to share our stories, challenges and victories, to gain new perspectives and connect with others who may have similar experiences.
First Friday of each Month
3pm-4pm Eastern Time
HVN USA Facilitator Trainers Lisa Forestell and Marty Hadge recently presented a webinar for Hearing Voices Network of Lower Hudson Valley, New York. This webinar is now available for replay online for free. It is about one hour in length. Among other things, it covers the history, values and ethics of the HVN approach. Lisa and Marty also share personal stories regarding their own experiences with voice hearing, how it affected their interactions with others inside and outside the traditional mental health system, and experiences participating in and facilitating HVN USA groups. There is also a great Q&A session at the end.
Click here to check it out!
Note: It will ask for a name and email address to register for playback.