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Coming off lithium ‘lifted the veil’ of tranquillising medication for a more fulfilling life

A personal story from John Kelly You have bipolar disorder? No need to be so bloody sheepish about it!’ Insisted Mattias bullishly, on hearing why...

Plant medicine, psychiatry and me 

Owen Ó Tuama This story begins in 1994, when I first began to hear voices and see visions. I received psychiatric treatment for five months...

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...

A self-help version of EMDR could make healing from trauma easier

I entered the training for EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) with extreme skepticism, thinking it was the gimmickiest therapy technique ever proposed on...

Opinion: Stephen Fry says psychiatry saved him, but what about listening to those it...

As a voice-hearer of 30 years – and 27 years as a user/survivor of psychiatry - I could say, like Stephen Fry did this...