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.
Every year for the last five years we have celebrated World Hearing Voices Day. The theme this year is to celebrate 25 years of the existence of INTERVOICE and the Hearing Voices Movement and to look to the future too.
The International Community for Hearing Voices today celebrates a growing awareness that voice hearing is part of the diversity of human experience and that people can hear voices and be healthy.
To read about what’s happening across the world today, check out: Intervoice’s World Hearing Voices Day page
Social Media Campaign
Voice Collective, Mind in Camden’s London-wide project to support children and young people who hear voices, have launched a social media campaign to challenge the stigma surrounding voice-hearing. They are asking everyone to share the following real photo/story with their friends (via email, twitter, facebook, tumblr or any other social media). Your help is definitely appreciated.
Everyone has a story. This is just one – but it’s a start. If you use World Hearing Voices Day to have a conversation around voice-hearing with someone – please let us know on here. It’d be great to hear how people are celebrating diversity and challenging stigma.