See a new film, free, about how an individual who heard distressing voices found humane forms of help outside of the conventional mental health system. MindFreedom Lane County affiliate, Opal Network and OCSC co-sponsor this free film showing.
|when||Dec 13, 2011
from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
|where||Eugene Public Library, Eugene, Oregon|
|attendees||All are welcome. Get there early, this may fill up.|
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FREE FILM! “Knowing You, Knowing You”
The remarkable story of Eleanor Longden, a voice hearer whose story goes from despair to victory
Sponsored by OCSC, MindFreedom and Opal Network.
When: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 7:00 PM.
Where: Eugene Public Library, Bascom-Tykeson Room, Eugene, Oregon
Immediately following the film showing will be a lively discussion with a panel including psychiatric survivors/consumers, with audience participation.
About the film:
Eleanor Longden was a young college student when she began hearing voices. She turned to the mental health system for help, but misguided treatment soon led to things getting much worse. She was led to believe recovery couldn’t happen, and mental health stigma amplified by voices that were now persecutory encouraged despair and serious self harm.
Fortunately, she went on to meet people who helped change her perspective, and then with her own efforts made a complete recovery. She is now an award winning psychologist working for reform within the mental health system.
In this film, she tells her own story frankly and often with humor, offering surprising insights into the experience of hearing voices, “madness,” and both ineffective and effective mental health care.