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Abuse, Trauma & Madness with Jacquie Dillon: Tuesday, March 22nd, 730pm @ Mount Holyoke College, Dwight 101, South Hadley. Join the RLC community for a powerful talk on madness and our mad world. By sharing personal and professional experiences of madness and recovery, these issues are explored so that madness is understood as a sane response to surviving in a crazy world. The mark of a responsible society and responsive services is the willingness to share collective responsibility for these experiences, to honor them, support them and learn from them at all levels. Consequently, advocating and campaigning for the rights of those labelled as mentally ill has now become the last great civil rights movement.
Jacqui Dillon is a writer, campaigner, international speaker and trainer specialising in hearing voices, psychosis, dissociation and trauma. She is the national Chair of the Hearing Voices Network in England and a Director of Intervoice ? the International Network for Training, Education and Research into Hearing Voices. Jacqui is Honorary Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London. Along with Professor Marius Romme and Dr Sandra Escher she is the co-editor of Living with Voices, an anthology of 50 voice hearers? stories of recovery. She is also co-editor of the forthcoming book, Demedicalising Misery: Psychiatry, Psychology and the Human Condition, and has published numerous articles and papers; is on the editorial board of the journal Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches and is a member of the collective for Asylum, the magazine for Democratic Psychiatry. Jacqui is also a voice hearer. This talk is open and free to the public. This event is co-sponsored by the Western Mass RLC, Mount Holyoke College, and Freedom Center.