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Mental Diversity - Event & Conversations with Portland Hearing Voices
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 1:00pm

Mental Diversity - Event & Conversations with Portland Hearing Voices
hosted by Social Welfare Action Alliance (SWAA) of Portland

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Begins at 12 PM
Portland State University, School of Social Work
1800 SW 6th Ave., Suite 620


Come to learn something, to challenge assumptions about mental health, to become a better ally,
and to eat!!!


SWAA is hosting a Red Lunch Box conversation with representatives from Portland Hearing Voices at the School of Social Work in the Donna Beegle classroom 620 on Wednesday, November 17 at noon. 

Food will be provided!

Mental Diversity 101 with Will Hall and Myriam Rahman of Portland Hearing Voices.

The presentation will introduce the concept of mental diversity and will focus on social justice, human rights, and how social workers can advocate and support systems change.



Portland Hearing Voices is a new community group to promote mental diversity. The group creates public education, discuss groups, and community support related to hearing voices, seeing visions, and having unusual beliefs and sensory experiences often labeled as psychosis, bipolar, schizophrenia, and other mental disorders. The group aims to reduce fear and misunderstanding, question stereotypes, promote holistic health options, overcome isolation, and create a more inclusive and supportive community.