- Hearing voices is a normal though unusual and personal variation of human experience.
- Hearing voices makes sense in relation to personal life experiences.
- The problem is not hearing voices but the difficulty to cope with the experience.
- People who hear voices can cope with these experiences by accepting and owning their voices.
- A positive attitude by society and its members towards people hearing voices increases acceptance of voices and people who hear voices. Discrimination and excluding of people hearing voices must stop.
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Hearing voices is such a common experience, most of us know at least one person who hears voices that other people don’t. However, voice-hearing still remains a taboo subject for many. Whilst voice-hearing is accepted in some cultures, media images of madness and violence are all too common.
“One of a million” is a campaign which aims to sign up one million members to the International Hearing Voices Movement. It’s an opportunity to stand up and be counted – linking with allies across the world to send a strong message that hearing voices is a meaningful human experience.
We ask that those pledging support to the campaign also try and implement these values in their lives and work. As the campaign develops, we will create opportunities for people to share examples of this. If we each do something small, we really can help to make a change.
The Hearing Voices Movement is, at its heart, a vibrant civil rights movement. As our recent congress in Cardiff showed, amazing things happen when we connect with others who share similar hopes and dreams.
A lone voice is easily drowned out, but a million people standing together is a force to be reckoned with.
This campaign is nothing without your support. Please share this page with anyone and everyone you know – one million supporters is an ambitious target, so we need your help to reach it. You can help us by:
- Use social networks to promote the campaign (use the handy buttons, below)
- ‘Like’ our ‘One of a Million’ facebook campaign page
- Create a 60 second video (something taken on a camera phone is fine) about what the Hearing Voices Movement means to you (and the impact it has had on your life). Upload it to Upload Files through dbinbox.com so we can add it to our video wall.
- Join us on Twitter, You Tube or Facebook
- Read the information on this site and share anything you find interesting with someone you know
- Start a conversation around voices or visions with someone who isn’t already part of the movement
- Organise an event to raise awareness and challenge the stigma surrounding voice-hearing in society (and promote this cause)
If we all do one small thing to get this message out – we can change the world!
If you want to share what you’re doing to help us reach the ‘one million’ target, or why you think this campaign is important – please leave a comment here or email us.
- About Intervoice: www.intervoiceonline.org/about-intervoice
- Essential Facts about Hearing Voices: www.intervoiceonline.org/about-voices/essential-facts
- Personal Experiences: www.intervoiceonline.org/support-recovery/a-practical-guide
- A Practical Guide to Coping With Voices: www.intervoiceonline.org/support-recovery/a-practical-guide