Madness Radio: Living with Voices Ron Coleman
Ron is interviewed by Will Hall from Madness Radio. Listen to the interview - CLICK HERE
Are voices real -- or are they just auditory hallucinations and sign of mental illness? Is it best to try to control and get rid of voices -- or listen and discover their meaning? After being sexually abused by a priest and in grief at the death of his first wife, Scottish advocate Ron Coleman started hearing voices, was labeled a chronic schizophrenic and spent six years in psychiatric hospitals. Ron describes his remarkable recovery, and how he became a renowned teacher and leading trainer with the Hearing Voices movement in the UK.
Feedback from listeners of the interview:
"I find a great deal of meaning and validation and human-being-ness in what I have learned about the hearing voices movement. thank you so much for such a fantastic opportunity to listen in! This is one of the best Madness Radio shows ever!"
"Thank you for sharing your experiences and your insights, Ron! You said it so well!"
"This was such an amazing discussion, and I am walking away feeling just blown away, inspired and really wanting to become involved with people who hear voices (what an awesome way of recognizing them). I find a great deal of meaning and validation and human-being-ness in what I have learned about the hearing voices movement. thank you so much for such a fantastic opportunity to listen in!"
Madness Radio: Voices And Visions from Outside Mental Health brings you personal experiences of 'madness' from beyond conventional perspectives and mainstream treatments, and features authors, advocates, scientists, and artists.
Hosted by Will Hall, a survivor of schizophrenia diagnosis.
Ron Coleman, Priests and Voices, The Nutters Club, New Zealand
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At the age of 11, Ron Coleman was abused by a Catholic priest, shortly afterwards he began hearing voices. He talks to Mike King about the impact this trauma had on his development as a young man including questions about his own sexual orientation.