What we're about
Puget Sound Hearing Voices (http://www.pugetsoundhearingvoices.org) is a peer-run support and education community dedicated to promoting greater public awareness of mental diversity in Washington State and beyond. Our chief purpose is to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where those who have experienced voices, visions and extreme states of consciousness can come together and talk.
We firmly believe there is meaning behind what we go through, and that there are many ways to interpret what today is commonly called mental illness. By sharing experiences and coping strategies with honesty and acceptance, we strive to help each other explore, understand, grow and heal.
Who Is This Meetup For?
Our meetup group is expressly for people who have experienced voices, visions, wild energy, extreme states of consciousness, special messages and unusual beliefs — including the “mental illness” labels of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and psychosis. Support people and family members are welcome to accompany the individual who meets this description. People taking medications, not taking medications, and exploring alternatives including coming off medications are all welcome to join us. Our meetings are free of charge, completely voluntary and no registration is required. This group is unaffiliated with any mental health agency and our meetings occur in a decidedly non-clinical setting.
We share our experiences, learn new ideas and have fun too!
Note: To protect your privacy, joining this Meetup group and RSVP'ing are totally optional. Feel free to attend in person without signing up.
We meet every Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7pm
Cutters Point Coffee Meeting Room
2209 N. Pearl St. #104
Tacoma, WA 98407
(the meeting room is toward the back)
Visit our website at http://www.pugetsoundhearingvoices.org
Read about the Hearing Voices Network USA at http://www.hearingvoicesusa.org