The BAHVN has just launched a survey aimed at Bay Area and other California-based clinicians, health workers, and coaches with expertise or background in working with psychosis, voices &/or extreme states. Responses to the survey will be used to compile a guide to an array of providers (working from different approaches) in the Bay Area that will be made publicly available and geared towards peers, family members and other clinicians . We appreciate any and all help getting the word out about the survey!
Survey link here: https://stanforduniversity.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9TORTVUm7CIUZP7
The workshop is filling up but there are still some slots left at our family training on August 22nd. See our workshop page for additional details.
BAHVN organizer Nev Jones is leading an advocacy project at Stanford that aims to collect narratives (about experiences of work, school and careers) from people with experience of psychosis from a range of backgrounds. To participate or find out more about the project, visit the project website.
BAHVN organizer Nev Jones will be co-leading a webinar on peer involvement and leadership in early intervention for psychosis services along with Berta Britz, a leading HVN organizer and trainer in Philadelphia. The webinar will take place May 27th from 11-1 PST.
Click here for further details and to register.
On June 5th and 6th, the BAHVN will be hosting a 2-day intensive family recovery workshop with Krista MacKinnon and Will Hall.
Krista is a mental health recovery consultant in peer support, education, community organizing and family support. She is the
CEO of Practice Recovery, an online education and support community for families experiencing mental health related
Will is an internationally known trainer, speaker and therapist, a member of InterVoice's international board, and the host of Madness Radio.
Click here for to link to a free fulltext (open access) of "one of the largest published surveys" of hearing voices, co-authored by BAHVN organizer Nev Jones.
BAHVN friend and HVN-US board member Tim Dreby was recently featured on Madness Radio. Listen to Tim's pathbreaking work on 'special messages' here.
Short notice, but be sure to check out these upcoming (non-BAHVN-sponsored) events:
Oct. 30th. (CIIS, Namaste Hall, 7-9:30) Bay Area Mandala Project: Helping People in Extreme States with Loving Receptivity. Michael Cornwall, Cardum Harmon and Dina Tyler. Flyer here.
Nov. 1st. (Mariott Marquis San Francisco, 2-5pm) Working Psychotherapeutically With People Who Hear Voices: Cross-Cultural and Narrative Perspectives. Chair: Lewis Mehl-Madrona (past keynote speaker at the World Hearing Voices Congress). Part of the Institute on Psychiatric Services.
BAHVN co-founder and facilitator, Dina Tyler was recently interviewed by Will Hall on Madness Radio. Click here to listen to her provocative interview "Communicating with Psychosis."
Local activist and Chancellor's Professor of Anthropology, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, will be giving a talk on "Cultures of Violence and Madness" at De Anza College on Oct. 14th, 1:30 to 3:30 (with a community dialogue from 4-5). See flyer here.