Sometimes we forget the voices are only part of who we are and that before we had them we were people but some how with the system we became psych patients or crazies or nutters and it's easy to forget that we are not illnesses attached to people we are people with illnesses because before we got sick we had lives and were people. I am going to step outside the box and say we are not sick we are human and when we are hurt we end up with scars. I say these voices are scars from emotional or mental hurt or anguish.
Hi thanks for visiting my self help Internet site!
If you have come here then you or someone you know suffers from what I like to call non normal behavior. Such as hearing voices, delusions, paranoia, violent or self harm behavior.
Here's something the only place you will find normal is a setting on a washing machine.
We are all different in some way.
This site is for those who are not coping with the way their mind responds to a traumatic life and would like to better understand what's going on with them and more so work towards recovery.
WHAT DID HE SAY RECOVERY? yes I said recovery it is possible and for those that want it and are willing to work for it then it's achievable. How do I know?
Allow me to give you a brief introduction.
Hi my name is Pete I am an artist, A loving fiance, A public speaker and mental health worker, A lover of animals, A writer, A programmer, A guy with a really great life and appreciation for all things. I am trying to kill the stigma around mental illness and aid to the recovery of so many people giving them back a sense of identity.
Oh did I mention I have been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and have admitted myself to the psych ward over 50 times and I hear voices and see things that no one else does and believe things that aren't real except to me?
Perhaps I mentioned the latter as an after thought because while these are all parts of who I am that is the least important never the less as much as I wish to deny it that last part is part of who I am I accept that. I am rapidly working to change the world for people with one foot in actual reality and one foot in another reality because of there traumatic life in short when you undergo such trauma in your life's your mind ends up being wounded. I am a healer if you will.
I encourage you to look inside yourself and look for that part of who you are and who you want to be and what you want to cope better with and start writing some goals for what you want to achieve if getting rid of the voices is the only goal that's cool. While I can't promise that you will get rid of them perhaps you will understand them better and cope with them. But all I can do is give you a different train of thinking the hard work comes from within you and I believe we are all capable of it.
in the side bar there you will notice some buttons you can click on them to get you to different places in this web site.
Like every good map to salvation here is the key.
Back to the beginning = Back to this page
So what's my deal? = A little bit about who I am and my story
Other sites to check out = Links to other Internet sites
Veni, vidi, vici (Guestbook) = Well that phrase is Latin for we came we saw we conquered and is the guest book section of this site write all comments or suggestions in there.
Drop me a line = if you want to ask me a question or send me an email you can do so with this link.
Good Reads = A list of books I think are worth reading and links to Internet sites to buy them.
Worth having a gander at = articles and snapshot videos I think worth reading or looking at.
Illegitimi non Carborundum = That phrase is Latin and roughly translates as "Don't let the bastards get you down." This section is the main purpose of this site and is where I will share my experience in the hope that my ways of coping or even just the fact others can relate to what I am going through will help others. I will also be posting mp3's of my audio documentary in the hope it will give others an understanding of what it's like to be schizophrenic. These are audio recordings of myself and my thoughts including times when I was as some would say psychotic I prefer to say when my reality was lapsed and these are the reality lapse recordings.
Reality Lapse Discussion = where you can have your say and talk about your experience.
Reality Lapse Artist Shop = where I will be selling my art to fund the running of my Voices support group called Voices Inc. To cover venue hire and such.
Ways To Cope = This part of the site is where I will publish my articles on ways to cope with distressing voices.
Feeling Suicidal = If your feeling low please go here and get some extra support and remember it's always darkest before dawn.
Art From My madness = Where I will post pictures of my art work.
Emotions and Voices Work = An article I wrote on emotions and voices
Surviving the holidays = An article I wrote on surviving the holidays with voices and emotions.
Self Harm Prevention = An article I wrote on an item I invented to help prevent self harm, The self Harm prevention block
The voices experience = An audio track and exercise as a free download to give you a taste of what it was like to hear voices for me 1 year ago.
Razor Pendants! = The story of how the now famous razor pendant was created and the message of hope it brings.
Voices Inc Project = The proposal for voices inc and voices inc on the road and a little about that.
Video training = Where I will upload my video series on training in key mental health issues.