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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...

What does the social model of disability have to do with emotional and mental...

Language and Framing: talking about what we mean when we talk about “disability” The language we use is influenced by what we know (or think...

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...

Surviving the system: “I obeyed all instructions in swallowing drug after drug”

In his poem The Forge, the Irish Nobel Prizewinner Seamus Heaney wrote:  "All I know is a door into the dark"  And it was into the...