Dusk Delacour is a young artist from the Bay Area. He has been able to relate and meet many who experience hearing voices like him. Even though the world around him changed in many ways, Dusk has been able to consistently expressed himself in his art and formed close friendships to others like him. TalkingContinue reading “Visual Experience of Hearing Voices Captured by Passionate Young Artist, Dusk Delacour.”
We are a Peer-to-Peer Support Group for People Who Hear Voices. There is more than 1K of us and for over 3 years we have shared support, resources and gentle suggestions to manage distressing voices, visions and tactile hallucinations. Here is our story.
For most of my life, I have been focused on what I thought was recovery. I fought to undo the damage of repeated childhood trauma. I searched for ways to erase the impacts of growing up in a cult. I was tired of becoming someone different to meet the expectations of each person I met.Continue reading “Ellie’s Story of Hope and Recovery…includes podcast with writer’s voice!”
Are people who hear voices better equipped for the pandemic? Are we naturals at managing stress, conflict and pain? I assert that we are! And I firmly believe others can benefit from the tools we have learned to deal with all experiences, especially difficult ones, during the onset of hearing voices, or as the medicalContinue reading “Are People Who Hear Voices Pandemic Proof?”
I am a scientist with schizophrenia. I want to elaborate on something maybe obvious, that poverty and discrimination are intrinsically linked to schizophrenia. I am highly intelligent, member of Mensa and Intertel. I had a decent life as a kid before we left Eastern Germany. When we came to Western Germany when I was 12,Continue reading “Poverty, Family History, & Schizophrenia by Anna B., UK”
Hello. I am new here. I’m 8 months out of the ward. Last summer I began to hear kind, supportive voices. I had been doing a lot of yoga. Meditating. Eating well. I’ve never done drugs. Then I went manic. I got super paranoid that someone was out to get me. I fought an epicContinue reading ““I ROAR in response!””
So whenever I get psychotic I get lots of delusions about black and white. I get the belief that god and the devil are playing chess and they can’t get out of the game, because black or white will always win. This translates as good and evil to me, so in my mind I constantlyContinue reading ““Black and White” by Gareth, Scotland”
I was thinking to myself and I started seeing a field of celery heads waving and laughing and shouting at me. I usually get upset and try to push the image away. Garrett told me he kind of has a sense of humor about these things, so I laughed at the image. As Garrett hadContinue reading ““A Growing Experience,” submitted by a peer.”
Trauma victims cannot recover until they become familiar with and befriend the sensations in their bodies. Being frightened means that you live in a body that is always on guard. Angry people live in angry bodies. The bodies of child-abuse victims are tense and defensive until they find a way to relax and feel safe.Continue reading ““Befriending the Body,” written by Judith Lewis Herman”
I could hardly sleep and would wake up at 3am and sit on the patio outside my house in the dark, waiting for these villains to show up. I was afraid of my voices for over a year where I could not sleep, felt haunted by demons and was in fear they were going toContinue reading ““Haunted”, written by Blossom, USA”
Feel like almost everything has been suggested to me but sometimes theres that diamond in the rough! For example have recently found out how dunking head in cold water resets parasympathetic nervous system so helps calm you down. Excerpt from “diamond in the rough” Hey, first time posting but don’t know where else to turn.Continue reading ““Diamond in the Rough,” Written by Anonymous, UK”
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