7 responses to “Bad Things That Happen to You Can Drive You Crazy!”

  1. Deb Chandler


    Thank you SO much for coming and speaking at Mt. Holyoke College last night. It was a great pleasure to hear you speak and to meet you afterwards.

    It is so important for us in the US to see what mental health activism and advocacy is happening in other countries and how our system compares. You said last night that the US is the last in the lineup of “developed” countries to offer hearing voices groups. There is much work to be done. But I am proud to live in Western MA, where we DO have Hearing Voices groups and trainings for more groups to follow, thanks to you, Gail Hornstein, Oryx Cohen and the Recovery Learning Community.

    I hope to stay in touch (I hope also to get to the UK some day soon), and I hope today’s presentation in Framingham goes well!

    Take care,
    Deb Chandler

    1. Jacqui

      Hi Deb,

      It was lovely to meet you too – wish we’d had more time to talk – felt like there was so much more to discuss! I’m very pleased that you enjoyed my talk and that as you say, you are in an area where there are some brilliant developments on the Hearing Voices front! I met so many wonderful people in Western MA and hope to come back again very soon…

      The talk in Framingham went very well too – again people were so receptive to hear more about humane and compassionate approaches to responding to extreme human distress and suffering – that make so much more sense to most of what is on offer/forced on people currently.

      I hope you do make it to the UK sometime but in the meantime, would be lovely to stay in touch.

      All the best,


  2. suzanne

    well done jacqui!
    you are doing a great job! you are an inspiration to many people. Keep up the great work!

    1. Jacqui


      Thanks Suzanne – great to hear that – guess I can’t retire any time soon then?

  3. Miriam

    Would love this to be repeated in Britain!?!

  4. kenyatta yamel

    Sounds like a great meeting. keep up the good work.

  5. Ann Gonzalez

    Jacqui, great to find your blog. This IS the last great civil rigthts movement–I’m sorry for the way I got into it, which was traumatic, but I plan to speak and write about this for the rest of my life. I teach university classes and am writing a novel. But slowly and steadily I plan to be an activist and speaker for survivors of childhood sexual abuse who are now being re-abused by conventional psychiatry. It is a tragedy that can’t be allowed to go on unopposed.

    I’m going to read your book. Keep up the pressure on a system too bad not to fail.

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