Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Understanding Voices - Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd

Society's view of voice hearing is influenced by the dominance of a psychiatric hypothesis (guesswork!!) that equates the phenomena of voice hearing with mental illness, i.e. tells you that you are mad! This is a myth that gets perpetrated not only by some workers in the field of mental health, but often the clients themselves, their families, friends and of course the general public. The commonest myth is the equation of voice hearing and dangerousness; the mistaken view that voice hearing is a symptom of "Schizophrenia" whereas in reality there is no real evidence to support this explanation, or indeed, that schizophrenia even exists.
Our view is that voices are not a sign of mental illness but rather a complex messenger that has meaning to the person's life. Often, though not always, voices are a reminder of a traumatic past, hence the message may be to deal with and take ownership over the traumatic life events.

from "Understanding and Making Sense of Voices" (Aslan & Smith) ISBN 978-0-9556461-6-4

Monday, September 13, 2010

Awards presentation to our attorneys who defended the Peer Support and Wellness Center

NIMBY = "Not in My Backyard" = Discrimination. This is our story and recognition of our supporters. The opposing neighbors can speak for themselves... and they do...

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Gabriel is a true angel to Juno.

Juno's parents rejected her and she refused to be handfed. She was dying, and the vet had no answers. She soon discovered seed and could feed herself! So I brought her home with me to be with Gabriel, her brother. That was just a few days ago, and Juno is beginning to thrive!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Our 1986 version of Bohemian Rhapsody

My sisers and I loved getting our hands on a camcorder. The men had to follow along with whatever we came up with. They were great sports. I have always loved video editing, even when it was done the old fashioned way.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Remembering Sherry Olvey

Sherry Olvey was a pioneer in the consumer/survivor movement in Georgia. This footage is a tribute to her life.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010