Self-help for people with lived experience

Persons with experience of psychosis can find many resources on the whole learning tool page. This page is especially about self-help.  How to cope with voices and delusions? Recovery movement developed many methods

The International Community for Hearing Voices

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National Empowerment Center (NEC) Hearing Voices Self-Help Strategies:

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NEC-Self-Coping Strategies for Hearing Distressing Voices:

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Hearing voices Network, for people who hear voices, see visions or have other unusual perceptions

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National Empowerment Center

Mission: To carry a message of recovery, empowerment, hope and healing to people with lived experience with mental health issues, trauma, and extreme states.

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Working to recovery website

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Ron Coleman’s Working with Voices website:

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Gail Hornstein

PhD. Gail’s site is an important resource for articles, websites, etc., on personal narratives of disorder, resource guides for coping with voices, delusions, etc.

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Baker, Paul. (1995). The voice inside:

A practical guide to coping with hearing voices. Manchester, UK: Hearing Voices Network

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Hearing Voices and Self Help, Rufus May and Eleanor Longden

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Making Sense of Voices: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals Working with Voice-Hearers

(includes the Maastricht Interview).

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Romme, Marius, Sandra Escher, Jacqui Dillon, Dirk Corstens, and Mervyn Morris (eds.). (2009). Living with Voices: 50 Stories of Recovery

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Escher, Sandra and Marius Romme. (2010). Children Hearing Voices: What You Need to Know and What You Can Do

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Working to Recovery. How to Start and Run a Hearing Voices Group

dvd available from workingtorecovery .uk

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Working to Recovery. Working with Voices:

Victim to Victor Workbook.

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James, Adam. (2001). Raising our Voices:

An Account of the Hearing Voices Movement. Gloucester, UK: Handsell Publications Hearing voices network 

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Twelve Aspects of Coping for Persons with Schizophrenia By Frederick J. Frese,  Ph.D.:

There was a hot debate on Fred on ISPS discussionlist, many members found him too midstream, talking about schizophrenia. Others testified that he had inspired them.

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Jacqui Dillon’s Website

Jacqui Dillon is a writer, campaigner, international speaker and trainer. She has personal and professional experience, awareness and skills in working with trauma and abuse, dissociation, ‘psychosis’, hearing voices, healing and recovery. Jacqui has lectured and published worldwide. She is a skilled facilitator in complex learning environments. Jacqui has a track record of creating and sustaining user centred initiatives and of affecting change at all levels. Jacqui is also a voice hearer.

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Rufus May’s website:

Has worked as a clinical psychologist for 19 years in the NHS in England. I am currently offering training and consultancy in holistic approaches to mental health and wellbeing.  My interest in recovery from psychosis and other difficulties is rooted in my own experiences of psychosis when I was 18 and subsequent recovery journey.  I am in the process of seeking a publisher for a book I have written about my life and work. I am interested in helping to create alternative understandings to medical labelling and the heavy handed use of psychiatric drugs, which is still the dominant approach today.  I believe everybody can flourish, grow and develop if they get the right support network around them that they are willing to invest in. The web-site will connect you with the kind of training and consultancy we offer plus past articles, interviews and other media I have taken part in.  My work is part of a wider movements in mental health that includes the hearing voices movement, community development approaches and other self help and holistic health movements

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Psychiatric Survivor Groups

The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights) is a nonprofit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) public interest law firm whose mission is to mount a strategic legal campaign against forced psychiatric drugging and electroshock in the United States akin to what Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP mounted in the 40's and 50's on behalf of African American civil rights. This website includes many articles and videos on treatment, recovery without medications, ECT, etc.

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Mind Freedom International: Activism for Human Rights in Mental Health

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The Lived Experience Research Network (LERN): Bridging research & advocacy by people with lived experience to advance social change.

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World Network Users Survivors Psychiatry

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European Network Users Survivors Psychiatry

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The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights)

is a nonprofit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) public interest law firm whose mission is to mount a strategic legal campaign against forced psychiatric drugging and electroshock in the United States akin to what Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP mounted in the 40's and 50's on behalf of African American civil rights. This website includes many articles and videos on treatment, recovery without medications, ECT, etc. -

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