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We believe people can and do recover from "mental illness" - because we are living it. We believe in the power of supporting each other: learning from and with each other. You are welcome to join us..

Lest you have come to believe that you are alone…


Note: if the image above is a bit fuzzy, try clicking  on the link to the PDF below. Lest you thought you were alone. 4% to 15% of humans hear voices regularly. Even the low end of that range is … Continue reading

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Understanding Voices: Ontario Shores. Sat 24th Nov 2018


Hosted by Ontario Shores Family Council A Caregiver Event Understanding Voices : learning to listen to the pain of trauma and “psychosis” Presenter: Kevin Healey Kevin Healey hears voices and has done so for longer than he -or they -care … Continue reading

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WMD on WMHD 2018


  Plenty to like in the WHO statement  for World Mental Health Day 10th  October 2018 , calling for the  need to focus on mental health of young persons; with an emphasis on recognising the stressful world not of their … Continue reading

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Ceremony – Joy Division / New Order


This is why events unnerve me Notice whom for wheels are turning Heaven knows, it’s got to be this time       This is why events unnerve me They find it all, a different story Notice whom for wheels … Continue reading

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Staircase of Oppression in “Mental Health”


Two-and-some years ago I stumbled across a video online, a TEDx talk I  found very useful, in which the presenter shared a diagram, a conceptual model of how oppression is constructed, in steps, as an escalation, first from categorizing persons, … Continue reading

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Recovery as a Self-Directed Process of Healing and Transformation By: Patricia E. Deegan Ph.D.


The word “recovery” has now stuck onto every sentence uttered in mental health services just so we’ll know just how “recovery oriented” everything and everyone has now become. “Recovery oriented” is now an established branding but just what does that mean? … Continue reading

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Workshop#1: Accepting Voices – Thu 29th Nov 2018


Pleased to announce, in community partnership with Inner City Family Health Team, this special opportunity to participate in our highly valued “liberating” , emancipatory”,  even “universe-tilting” Workshop #1: Accepting Voices. This workshop offers a beginning, an introduction to a non-diagnostic, non-medical,  human … Continue reading

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blah blah blah – Armin van Buuren


All we ever hear from you is blah blah blah So, all we ever do is go ya ya ya And we don’t even care about what they say ‘Cause it’s ya ya ya ya Blah blah blah blah Blah … Continue reading

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Hearing Voices Group Toronto | Fall 2018


Ninth year. new location! We’re moving downtown. The Where Inner City Family Health Team – ICFHT 4th Floor 69 Queen St East  The When Dates –  see poster Times-  6:00pm to 7:30pm Note: 1. Take the stairs or the the smellyvator … Continue reading

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T. | Aretha Franklin


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