Madness Radio Shows
Submitted by shana on Sun, 09/21/2014 - 16:32
Submitted by admin on Sat, 10/09/2010 - 21:20
Recovery Learning Community is sponsoring a "Starting Hearing Voices Groups" training with Oryx Cohen, Gail Hornstein, Ron Coleman (UK Hearing Voices Network) and Paul Baker (UK Hearing Voices Network). This is a great opportunity to learn about how to create a hearing voices group in your area and become a hearing voices group facilitator.
Dates for the training are November 12th & 19th and December 3rd & 10th. Download the training application here. For more info, contact
Recovery Learning Community
187 High St., Suite 303
Holyoke, MA 01040
Fax: 413-536-5466 (attn: Oryx)
Submitted by admin on Tue, 03/17/2009 - 19:23
Please note: Freedom Center is in a transformation process you can read about on our homepage; the website does reflect some older activities we are no longer offering, so check the homepage for updates and contact individuals involved. Thanks!
Hearing Voices Group -- Freedom Center/ Recovery Learning Community co-sponsored Tuesday
Submitted by admin on Thu, 03/19/2009 - 13:17
Freedom Center helped start Hearing Voices groups in the Western Massachusetts area and beyond - to find out more information, contact the Recovery Learning Community, which is actively involved with organizing Hearing Voices groups in the area. Thanks!
Hearing Voices groups are popular and fairly widespread in Europe, specially England. Hearing Voices groups do not pathologize the experience of hearing voices or experiencing other altered states, instead they ask the voice hearer: What do the voices mean to you? Join us for the first Hearing Voices group east of Wisconsin and share and get support from others with similar experiences! *Co-sponsored by the Center for Human
Submitted by admin on Thu, 02/12/2009 - 10:34
Freedom Center organizer Caty Simon is attending the Community Activation Network's Community Power Kickoff to represent us and would like other Freedom Center members & people interested in the mad movement to join her. The event is on DATE CHANGE March 28th at Hampshire College. 12-6PM--you'll be
Submitted by admin on Wed, 10/29/2008 - 21:27
A statement written for the Statwide Harm Reduction Coalition on why mandated treatment is not consistent with Harm Reduction philosophy, developed by Caty Simon and Will Hall.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 10/09/2007 - 10:29
Hello everyone! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to be the new support group facilitator. As a FC organizer and previous member of support group, I know what a special community resource the support group is, as a safe place for emotional support and unique alternative to the mainstream mental health system; an invaluable source of updated information about psychiatric medications and alternative options available to people in extreme emotional states and/or dealing with current or past trauma; an opportunity to learn about and become involved in the exciting psychiatric rights community; and much more.
Submitted by admin on Sun, 10/07/2007 - 21:40
The Western Mass Recovery Learning Community (RLC) supports individuals in finding their own paths to recovery within the communities of their choice by offering trauma-informed peer supports and through the development of a regional peer network.
Check it out! www.westernmassrlc.org
Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/26/2007 - 14:01
Please come advocate for mental health personal care attendants:
Submitted by admin on Sun, 06/24/2007 - 07:40
June 24 Facilitation Training
Submitted by admin on Sat, 06/23/2007 - 16:21
A collection of handouts from the recent Freedom Center June '07 facilitation training, co-sponsored by the Recovery Learning Center. Download here.
Submitted by admin on Mon, 05/07/2007 - 02:38
The Western Mass Recovery Learning Community (WMRLC) is a new,
Lived experience with a mental health diagnosis and/or extreme states
Submitted by admin on Wed, 04/18/2007 - 11:51
A second Freedom Center free Weekly yoga class will