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Why the fail, why the lacklustre drug-heavy mental health services?

It’s been on my mind: what do these labels matter – whether I have ‘unusual sensory experiences’, am ‘schizophrenic ‘, ‘shitso’ ,‘voice-hearer’ or ‘on...

How I learned to safely taper off psychiatric drugs

It was May 21st, 2019, when I woke up in a strange hotel-like room drenched in sweat, fully clothed with a winter jacket on...

Making sense of ‘word salad’ and hearing voices

The easiest way to shut voices up is reconciliation, like if a voice is screaming at you try and trace back what you did...

When HVN Ireland meets HVN Athens

Recently I as Chairperson of Hearing Voices Network Ireland (HVNI) got to spend some time with Hearing Voices Network Athens(HVNA), in Athens. I received...

Putting the pieces back together: Working through being pathologised and silenced

I was a busy, full-time working mother in my late twenties when I experienced a life crisis.  I went to my GP, supported by...