Hearing Voices is a Common Human Experience – Let’s Talk About It
Wednesday September 14th 2011
Somewhere between 4 and 13% of people hear voices that others don’t. Despite this, voice-hearing remains a stigmatised and isolating experience in many parts of the world.
World Hearing Voices Day celebrates hearing voices as part of the diversity of human experience, increasing awareness of the fact that you can hear voices and be healthy. It challenges the negative attitudes towards people who hear voices and the incorrect assumption that hearing voices, in itself, is a sign of illness.
If you are hosting a World Hearing Voices Day Event in 2011, please tell us about it.
If you’re not able to host, or attend, an event – why not use the day to talk to people about ‘hearing voices’. Share some of Intervoice’s 12 essential facts and promote some discussion with friends, colleagues and relatives.
Events we know about include:
Australia: Voices Vic’ World Hearing Voices Day
England: Asylum/Normalcy Conference
Greece: Launch of the Greek Hearing Voices Network’s website www.hearingvoices.gr
USA: Launch of Hearing Voices USA Website – www.hearingvoicesusa.org