Today is World Hearing Voices Day. There’s a story behind every label. This picture tells just one.
Please help us challenge the stigma around hearing voices by reblogging this as sharing with as many people as possible.
If you can, start at least one conversation around hearing voices today. It’s such a common experience (1 in 5 11-13 year olds have heard voices, as have 3-10% of adults).
Hearing voices that others around you don’t hear is much more common than most people think. This animation was created by a group of 5 young people who hear voices (aged between 13 and 18) in a bid to raise awareness of the experience in schools, and challenge stigma. Please share far and wide :)
As one young person pointed out - when someone comes back to school with a broken arm, everyone crowds around to sign their cast. When someone’s struggling with hearing voices they tend to back off, unsure what to say or do. Why is there a difference?
Huge thanks to all the young people who took part, as well as the awesome people at Chocolate Films who provided the technical know how.
Feeling overwhelmed? Check out our page of tips to get through the tough times. See: http://www.voicecollective.co.uk/help/help_main.html
In case anyone finds it helpful :)
We’re launching the “Interesting Minds” Group on Monday 14th May. If you, or someone you know, lives in Greenwich and is interested in coming along - please let us know. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.