About Us

Hearing Voices New York City is a group of people that share a common cause:┬áto promote alternative ways of thinking about voices, visions, and other extreme or unusual experiences (or what is commonly called “psychosis”). We are a partnership of voice-hearers, people with lived experience, clinicians, peer-support workers, family members, researchers, activists, and friends. We work together in close collaboration in order to: (1) expand Hearing Voices peer support groups in NYC; (2) educate others about voices in order to reduce stigma, ignorance, and anxiety; (3) understand more about the experience of voice-hearing; and (4) improve the mental health care system by promoting alternative methods for helping people recover from distressing voice experiences.

Eleanor Longden, psychologist in the U.K. & board member of Intervoice, on her experience with voices: