Entries by Jacqui

New Foreign Correspondent for Mad in America

I am thrilled to have been invited to become a foreign correspondent for the Mad in America web site – see: http://www.madinamerica.com/ I will be writing about the important and innovative work of the Hearing Voices Movement alongside many eminent colleagues, critical thinkers and activists working together to bring about an essential revolution in the […]

Exciting new Hearing Voices Research & Development Fund in USA

Hearing Voices Research & Development Fund http://femhc.org/Giving.aspx#Hearing_Voices_Research__Development_Fund The Hearing Voices Research and Development Fund has been established to advance the development of the Hearing Voices Approach in the U.S. The Project was created by Gail A. Hornstein, Professor of Psychology at Mount Holyoke College, and Jacqui Dillon, National Chair of the Hearing Voices Network in […]

Royal College of Psychiatrists: Abolish use of formal psychiatric diagnostic systems like ICD & DSM

Abolish use of formal psychiatric diagnostic systems like ICD & DSM Psychiatric diagnoses are not valid. Use of psychiatric diagnosis increases stigma. Using psychiatric diagnosis does not aid treatment decisions. Long term prognosis for mental health problems has got worse. Psychiatric diagnosis imposes Western beliefs about mental distress on other cultures. Alternative evidence based models […]

Mental Health Campaigners Welcome New Book About Schizophrenia

Published in The Guardian, 5th July 2011. Mental health campaigners welcome book about schizophrenia. The letters, journals and scribbled observations of David, diagnosed with schizophrenia, have been collated for a new book. By Mary O’Hara Schizophrenia is perhaps the most widely misunderstood and misrepresented of all serious mental illnesses in popular culture and media. So, […]

Mental Health Campaigners Welcome New Book About Schizophrenia

The letters, journals and scribbled observations of David, diagnosed with schizophrenia, have been collated for a new book. A positive piece published in the Guardian, 5th July 2011 by Mary O’Hara about this important new book – David’s Box: The journal and letters of a young man diagnosed as schizophrenic, 1960-1971, for which I have written a […]

What is your Opinion of Psychiatric Diagnosis?

This is an important paper written by Steven Coles and colleagues about psychiatric diagnosis. What do you think? Have your say! What is your Opinion of Psychiatric Diagnosis? What is your view on psychiatric diagnosis? Should the diagnosis of schizophrenia be abolished as the Campaign for the Abolition of the Schizophrenia Label wish? For both […]

Her impact will be felt for a long time to come.

Jacqui visited our little corner of the world for the first time this March.  During her visit, I had the opportunity to witness her in many roles:  Facilitator at a small training, speaker at two large events, and as a wonderful human being during all the spaces in between.  Whatever role she was in, Jacqui […]

The Hearing Voices Network – “The Freedom to Hear Voices”: The Hearing Voices Movement

Psychology, Mental Health and Distress is a groundbreaking new text from John Cromby, David Harper and Paula Reavey. Whereas other texts are structured by diagnostic categories and are biologically reductive, this book places biology as well as the experience of distress itself in its social, cultural and historical context.  Key Features: Offers a wealth of […]