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The politics and power of hearing voices

A lot of voice hearers have voices that are persecutory in nature although it is worth remembering that some people are comfortable with this...

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...

Peer Support Working in Mental Health: A system in need of change?

This is written from lived experience of mental ill health and also in the involvement of training Peer Support Workers.  In this post Martha...

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...

“Mostly it’s the overmedicating that steals lives, not the distress of the mental health”

Elaine Browne, peer support worker Perspective peer support and wellbeing centre opened officially in October 2019. Before then it had been a developing peer practice...