InterVoice Launches “One of a Million” Campaign

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Intervoice, the “International Community for Hearing Voices,” has launched the “One of a Million” campaign to sign up one million members to the International Hearing Voices Movement. “It’s an opportunity to stand up and be counted – linking with allies across the world to send a strong message that hearing voices is a meaningful human experience.”

The flyer further states “Hearing voices is such a common experience, most of us know at least one person who hears voices that other people don’t. However, voice-hearing still remains a taboo subject for many. Whilst voice-hearing is accepted in some cultures, media images of madness and violence are all too common. This stigma can be more crippling than the voices themselves.”

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Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America, works in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a couples and family therapist. Inspired by Open Dialogue, he works as part of a team and consults with couples and families that have members identified as patients. His work in residential treatment — largely with severely traumatized and/or "psychotic" clients — led to an appreciation of the power and beauty of systemic philosophy and practice, as the alternative to the prevailing focus on individual pathology. A former film-maker, he has undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology from Harvard University, as well as an MFT degree from the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is a doctoral candidate with the Taos Institute and the Free University of Brussels. You can reach him at [email protected]