In person support groups are closed due to COVID-19. However, there are still a number of online groups meeting. For more information go to Hearing Voices USA
Hearing Voices Groups are self-help, social groups not psychotherapy or “treatment” groups. They are stigma-free groups to share experiences, insights and strategies, and to improve quality of life for voice hearers. Click here to read the Hearing Voices USA Charter & to find out what a group entails. You can read a nice description of groups here.
Hearing Voices Network NYC does not control/monitor these groups in any way, groups are created by people in the community and then listed on the website as a means of organzing them.
Are you a voice-hearer or person with lived experience & are looking to form a group? Let us know! We can help you advertise your group, find a space, a co-facilitator, materials, etc.
Where: NYPL Muhlenberg Branch- 209 West 23rd Street
When: Tuesday nights 5:30 to 6:45pm
Contact: Dmitriy Gutkovich: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Midtown – NAMI 505 8th Avenue #1103 (between 35th & 36th Streets)
When: First & Third Friday of every month from 3:30 to 5 pm
Contact: Call the Helpline at 212-684-3264 with any questions.
Where: YMHA of Boro Park Room #211: For Jewish Orthodox Voice-Hearers 4910 14th Ave. Brooklyn (between 50th & 49th Streets)
When: Second and Last Monday of the Month: Men ( 4-5:30pm) & Women (6-7:30pm); contact facilitator first
Where: Rego Park Library 91-41 63rd Drive, Rego Park, NY 11374
When: 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 2:30-4:30pm
Contact: Maja Leibovitz email@example.com
Lower Hudson Valley
Where: CHOICE Hearing Voices Group 200 E. Post Rd. (Lower Level), White Plains, NY 10601
When: Wednesdays, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Contact: Rodolfo Borges – (914) 727-2251; firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Mount Kisco Hearing Voices Group, 344 Main St., Suite 301, Mount Kisco, NY 10549
When: 1st & 3rd Monday of month, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Contact: Alice Armwood – (914) 424-1732; email@example.com OR Ronda Speight – (914) 343-4903; firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Peekskill Hearing Voices Group 648 Harrison Ave., Peekskill, NY 10566
When: 2nd & 4th Monday of month, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Contacts: Alice Armwood – (914) 424-1732; email@example.com OR Ronda Speight – (914) 343-4903; firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: R.I.S.E. Center Hearing Voices Group 6 Gramatan Ave, Suite 206, Mount Vernon, NY, 10550
When: Tuesdays, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Contact: John Lyn – (914) 664-3444; email@example.com
Where: The Mental Health Association 16 Main St. Hempstead, NY 11550
When: Wednesday afternoon at 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM
Contact: Allen Cardwell, Turquoise House 516-489-0100 x 2005
Manager of Peer Services
Upstate New York
Where: The Empowerment Exchange 2136 Burdett Ave Troy, NY
When: Wednesday afternoons 4-5:30pm
Contact: Sarah at (518)235-2173 or firstname.lastname@example.org
First and Third Wednesday of every month
7PM Eastern / 4PM Pacific
The group will use the ZOOM meeting platform which is free to download on computers and Smartphones. Call-in option is also available.
This group is for those with personal lived experience with hearing voices, seeing visions, and/or negotiating alternative realities.
With further questions and for details on how to access the group please email Caroline at email@example.com.