18 minutes | Aug 13th 2020

Hearing Voices — The Experience (Part 1 of 2)

Wonder what it's like to hear voices? Dmitriy Gutkovich, mental health advocate and author of the new book, Life with Voices — A Guide for Harmony sits down with Dr. Beach to tell his own decade-long personal experience of hearing voices in preparation for the book launch. They discuss the myths and misconceptions much of society has regarding the topic and psychosis in general and how these biases cause further mental health stigma. They also cover: how the media and movies often distort and sensationalize mental health phenomena and, particularly, the relationship between mental illness and violence; the challenges associated with hearing voices; various and competing conceptual frameworks for understanding hearing voices; and the different motivations for hostile voices. Dmitriy's philosophy is refreshing and inspiring because it isn't diminishing and negative; rather, it is empowering, positive, and harmonious. Consider this episode essential listening before diving deeper into Hearing Voices: Helpful Strategies (Part 2 of 2)

Additional Information:

Life with Voices — A Guide for Harmony the paperback launches on 9/7, and the ebook launches on 9/14 ( pre-order is available now).

COPE Project: https://www.spirit.research.yale.edu/