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Coping Skills, Methods, Support and Information on Hearing Voices.

Here are some useful links for those who hear voices.
They include coping skills,coping methods, support and other Information on Hearing Voices.

http://www.intervoiceonline.org/2007/10/31/how-intervoice-works

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=hp&q=hearing+voices+coping+strategies&aq=0m&aqi=g-m1&aql=&oq=voices+coping+str&gs_rfai=&fp=a2bb30ecf4f91972

http://hvna.net.au/upfile/Coping_Stratigies_Poster.pdf

http://www.testandcalc.com/voices/resources/Coping%20with%20voices.PDF

http://hearingvoicesnetwork.com/index.php?Itemid=40&id=22&option=com_content&task=view

http://www.keepwell.com.au/downloads/25.pdf

http://society.guardian.co.uk/mentalhealth/page/0,,609154,00.html
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medications and group therapy is always best :)
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Many cannot tolerate medications nor do they take away the voices so alternative methods should be explored.  It can't hurt; knowledge is powerful.
The links are there for those who wish to refer to them.
Some will find comfort that they are not alone in hearing voices and that there are many reasons other than schizophrenia for hearing voices.
There are many interesting and inspiring stories to be found in the links I believe.
Keep all options open; it can't hurt...
Some have even recovered; read some recovery stories at Intervoice.
We can learn from others.
We are all individuals though and have the right to choose.
Stay Well.
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Also important to remember is the risk of potential permanent damage caused by many of the medications used in treatment...so please do check out the links.
The most common one seems to be Tardive Dyskinesia.
Now Reglan, another medication is associated with Tardive Dyskinesia.
We need to stay informed on all treatments available as well as always discussing the side effects of any medications with a doctor.
My Best To All
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Inspiring Stories...
Some  People Who Have Recovered From Schizophrenia



Some People Who Have Recovered From Schizophrenia

Rufus May - psychologist
http://www.rufusmay.com/

Ronald Bassman - psychologist
http://ronaldbassman.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoTd8zaC_Ms

Pat Deegan - psychologist
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVlhf...eature=related

Daniel Fisher -psychiatrist
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/496394

Cathy Penney - was a psychiatric nurse
http://www.madnessradio.net/madness-...y-cathy-penney

Joanne Greenberg - author
One of her books - I Never Promised You a Rose Garden is a fictional account of her battle with schizophrenia
http://www.mountaintopauthor.com/pages/about.html

Ron Coleman
http://www.roncolemanvoices.co.uk/
more inspiring stories of recovery ...

Jacqui Dillon: Chair of England Hearing Voices Network
http://www.madnessradio.net/madness-...-jacqui-dillon

Peter Bullimore
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8232555.stm

Eleanor Longden
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/pe...e-1808991.html

Also see:

Living with Voices: 50 stories of recovery by Marius Romme, Sandra Escher, Jacqui Dillon, Dirk Corstens, Mervyn Morris

A new analysis of the hearing voices experience outside the illness model resulted in accepting and making sense of voices. This study of 50 stories forms the evidence for this successful new approach to working with voice hearers.
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i did not know that there is recovery for schizophrenia; i was told that it is a life-long illness, well i learn something new today this is a great web-site :)
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I think by recover they mean their illness went into remission and they are stable for now.
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Hi Guys,
Take a look and listen on utube to these inspiring and hopeful stories...
I listened to part of one by a psychologist who was given a diagnosis of schizophrenia; he is very interesting to listen to.
I have yet to listen to more, but very interesting indeed...
Oh, here's a link to the Mental Health Forum and they have a Hearing Voices Forum along with everything from A to Z....not a bad place; some good information there too.
http://www.mentalhealthforum.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=36

Perhaps it is possible drifter and cataclysm....hope; always hope...the Mind is Very Strong....
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I watched 2 of the videos and found the Pat Deegan Interview on mental illness and education really inspiring.
Her attitude about accepting herself with it all was uplifting and empowering I believe.
It wouldn't be considered a recovery by some, but then she didn't look at herself as having schizophrenia; really something to think about as far as accepting ourselves and loving ourselves no matter what. We can change so much about ourselves, but always like ourselves for who we are.
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Hi All,
I would like to make an amendment to the very first post.
I have participated myself at Mental Health Forum  and have found it to be a very a oppressive and non-supportive forum by some particular users in general and the overall moderation is very oppressive as well.  Apparently freedom of speech and freedom of religion will be torn apart by many users and the moderators themselves will take your very words and re-word or completely remove your  words from your posts and yet leave many derogatory posts by others.
Expressing ourselves is important, but attacking or persecuting another is not acceptable to me anyway.
Their motto is they aim to be the friendliest place on the web, but I strongly disagree and again found it very oppressive.
Mental Health Forum had everything from A to Z on Mental Health Issues also so please be careful on any forum is basically what I suggest.
I believe very much in respect and support even when disagreeing, but this is not the case at this forum Mental Health.  I learned it wasn't good at all for my mental health so please do use caution when using any online forum as some of you may already  know.
Mental Health Forum has merged with Intervoice Forum also.
I still think that there may be some helpful information located at both sites although I urge all to observe very carefully before participating and giving any personal information when online. Just be careful all....
I also wish to apologize to anyone if I have ever offended or oppressed anyone here in any way..
With Sincereness
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I think instead of remission ,it's learning to live with your voice and understand their play in your life rather than just medicate them.
I facilitate a hearing voices group in Leeds at Survivor Leds Crisis Service. that examines all aspects of voices and their meaning to each individual.
We all have varied and valid experiences and work towards acceptance of self.
Warmest regards
Michelle
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i agree hearing voices . com said some stuff about it too cuz i hear three voices two are woman having a conversation and the third voice makes derogtory comments towards me wierd huh !?  :)
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