What: SW Washington Community Health Advocates & Peer Support Network Meeting
Topic: Hearing Voices Network - A Movement to Connect
Join us in welcoming John Herold, MA as he speaks about his work as a trainer and facilitator with the Hearing Voices Network. John will share his personal story about an extreme state and involuntary psychiatric hospitalization in 2012. He was shocked and disappointed to discover his community’s mental health resources were missing something important: a welcoming attitude — one that embraced the reality, meaning and significance of his experience. John's life improved dramatically in 2014 when he learned about Portland Hearing Voices. He drove two and a half hours each way to attend meetings and found the trips to be totally worthwhile. He has now co-facilitated Puget Sound Hearing Voices in Tacoma for almost three years and trains peers and professionals to facilitate HVN groups throughout the Northwest.
John Herold, MA is a facilitator, advocate, speaker and trainer from Gig Harbor, Washington. He is the founder and director of Puget Sound Hearing Voices, now in its third year of weekly meetings. John is passionate about spreading non-pathologizing ways of understanding experiences that often get called mental illness. He completed his master’s in Process Work in 2017 and recently received an Inspirational Person Award from Intervoice: The International Hearing Voices Network. Learn more about John at www.johnherold.net and www.pugetsoundhearingvoices.org.
When: 5-7pm Thursday, June 21, 2018
Where: Columbia Bank Community Room (was Pacific Continental Bank)
101 E. 6th St & Main, Vancouver, WA 98660 (google maps)