Manawatu Standard, 8th June 2011
Most voices – even negative ones – respond well to being treated with respect, says visiting Scottish mental health trainer Ron Coleman.
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Conversations with ourselves, New Zealand Herald, 4th June 2011
Ron Coleman, diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1982, should know. He spent 10 years in and out of British psychiatric hospitals, including six as a mostly compulsorily “sectioned” in-patient. During that time he was heavily medicated with a range of antipsychotic drugs and given 40 sessions of ECT.
Today he lives happily with his wife, family and seven voices. The workshop at the Western Springs Community Hall is part of a global grassroots organisation known as the Hearing Voices Network.
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