The HVN Families & Friends Support Group is an online support group which focuses on the needs of family members, friends and supporters of people who hear voices or experience unusual events or beliefs. The group meets via Zoom every Monday at 8PM EST for ninety minute. If you are interested in attending the group, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and your relationship to a voice hearer or vision seer.
Resources for Friends & Family – The Hearing Voices Network USA – PDF File
A concise and downloadable PDF containing links to valuable resources for the HVN Friends & Family Group or anyone interested in supporting voice hearers.
Hearing Voices Network Launches Family & Friends Support Group – Editorial
The Hearing Voices Network (HVN), is offering an online support group specifically for family and friends of people who hear voices, see visions, or have other unusual perceptions.
Hearing Voices Network (HVN-USA) Charter – PDF File
Hearing Voices Network (HVN-USA) Values – PDF File
Why People Hear Voices – PDF File
Hearing Voices Network (HVN) Online Groups
HVN online groups are specifically for individuals with personal lived experience of hearing voices, seeing visions and/or negotiating alternative realities. The groups are facilitated by voice hearers and are accessible via web based platforms and by phone. Please email for details and with any questions.
Beyond Possible: How the Hearing Voices Approach Transforms Lives – YouTube
This 22-minute video offers an excellent introduction to the Hearing Voices Network with a variety of first-person accounts by people who have benefited from the movement.
Compassion for Voices: A Tale of Courage and Hope – YouTube
A film about the compassionate approach to relating with voices, with potential for use as a therapeutic, educational, and destigmatising tool.
The Voices in My Head | Eleanor Longden – YouTube
To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in the world. That was until the voices in her head started talking…
The Hearing Voices Movement: In Dialogue with Voices | Caroline Mazel-Carlton – YouTube
A recorded webinar regarding the Hearing Voices Movement.
Living In The Margins and the Struggle to Reclaim Citizenship | Cindy Marty Hadge – YouTube
Keynote address for the 18th annual meeting for the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis.
Ancestral Maps, Meaning, and Messages Spiritual Frameworks for Extreme States – YouTube
Caroline Mazel-Carlton explores ways in which we can re-claim spiritual tools and wisdom traditions and be in open dialogue with our ancestors as we navigate extreme states of being, states that are often labeled as “psychosis.”
Short Thoughts #2: Getting to Know Your Voices – Hebrew Subtitles – YouTube
The theme of this ‘short’ is finding some creative ways to get to know your voices. Thanks to Itay Kander for translating this into Hebrew [http://fb.me/itaysw].
Inner Compass Initiative – Website
Provides information, resources, tools, and connecting platforms to facilitate more informed choices regarding all things “mental health” and to support individuals and groups around the world who wish to leave, bypass, or build community beyond the mental health system.
Harm Reduction Guide to Coming off Pysch Drugs – Downloadable Guide
The Withdrawal Project Through Inner Compass – Web Community
TWP Connect – Web Community
Community of people sharing their experience withdrawing from pysch drugs.
Pysch Drug Support – Online Group
A support group intended for anyone, in any stage, of thinking about, or making changes/reducing/coming off psychiatric drugs. Facilitators are people who are or have been on psychiatric drugs themselves. The group is not intended to tell people how or if they should come off or make changes to their psychiatric drugs. Rather, it is meant as a space to offer mutual support, and share resources, learning, and relevant information with one another. The group meets Tuesdays at 7PM and uses the Zoom platform which allows people to participate both by calling in or by using their computer with or without webcam. Please e-mail Zoe with any questions or to get the login/call details.
For Young People & Their Families…
Young People Hearing Voices by Dr. Sandra Escher and Professor Marius Romme – Book
A book written for children and their parents by the founders of the Hearing Voices Network.
Did You Hear That? Help for Children Who Hear Voices by Seetha Subbiah, MA, PsyD – Book
Five very different children who share one thing in common — hearing voices and seeing things that are not there.
Voice Collective – Website
A project that supports children and young people who hear voices, see visions, have other ‘unusual’ sensory experiences or beliefs.