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Here’s an amazing - huge - canvas created during today’s ‘Get Your Voice Heard’ workshop for young people who hear, see or sense things other don’t.

Their message: Don’t rush, beware of shortcuts, avoid Judge Avenue, Mind Close, Fear Drive and Label Street. Follow the yellow brick road to Common Ground - learn new things, support one another, find friendship, connection, empathy - have fun. You’re not alone.

Inspirational stuff.

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Eleanor Longden, an amazing and confident woman, wows everyone at TED 2013. Speaking in front of 100s of people, Eleanor shares her recovery from overwhelming voices and visions. She tells us that the best question to ask people in distress isn’t ‘what’s wrong with you’, it’s ‘what’s happened to you’. Please share and spread the word :) See: www.intervoiceonline.org or www.voicecollective.co.uk for more info on hearing voices.

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Mad in America Report: Rachel's Journey

Voice Collective’s project manager, Rachel Waddingham, speaks in a video interview about her experiences of becoming overwhelmed with voices and her recovery.

No matter how bad things get, recovery and healing is always possible.

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We’re all unique - that’s why I like meeting people. Carbon copies are overrated :)

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"I have recovered from the idea that the way I experience the world is an illness."

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It sometimes feels safer to stay inside, away from the light. But the light can be beautiful as well as scary. Growing = change, and change involves finding a way to try something new.

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Recovery is all of these things, and more :)

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Accepting ourselves isn’t always easy, especially if others have taught us that we’re stupid/worthless/weird. It can be even harder if someone hears voices that put them down too. 

Still, every step we take to being OK with who we are is another step towards true empowerment. Each one of us is AMAZING. Let’s celebrate that.

Accepting ourselves isn’t always easy, especially if others have taught us that we’re stupid/worthless/weird. It can be even harder if someone hears voices that put them down too.

Still, every step we take to being OK with who we are is another step towards true empowerment. Each one of us is AMAZING. Let’s celebrate that.

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"Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that as well."

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