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“Most psychiatric drugs can cause withdrawal reactions, sometimes including life-threatening emotional and physical withdrawal problems… Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done carefully under experienced clinical supervision.” Dr. Peter Breggin

Oct 6, 2014

Free Hearing Voices Training Webinar

via National Empowerment Center, Inc.:

Free Hearing Voices Training Webinar
A webinar on "Hearing Voices Training," sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will take place Friday, October 10, 2014 at 2:00 pmEastern Time. October 10 is World Mental Health Day.

Hearing Voices Network (HVN) USA is part of an international network which includes over 20 countries who share the fundamental belief that there are many ways to understand the experience of hearing voices and other unusual or extreme experiences. 
Goals of the Hearing Voices Network USA include:
·        Raising awareness about voice hearing, visions and other unusual or extreme experiences
·        Supporting anyone who has had these experiences by providing opportunities to talk about them freely and without judgment
·        Supporting anyone who has had these experiences to explore, understand, learn and grow from them in their own way
·        Supporting individuals providing support, family, friends and the general community to broaden their understanding and ability to support individuals who have had these experiences
Advance registration not required. 
 (Please either right click on the link or copy and paste the link into a new tab.)
When the Adobe Connect Log-in screen appears, select "Enter as a Guest," enter the name and state of the participant in the "Name" field (Ex. Jane Doe-AK) and click on "Enter Room."
2. Once prompted to join the Audio portion of the meeting, please select:
"Dialing-in to the Audio Conference Via Phone." Then dial 1-888-727-2247 and enter the conference ID number 5433540#. 
Dialing in allows for interaction and dialogue.  Please ensure that your computer speakers are turned down so that there is no audio feedback.
Note: If you are only able to join the audio portion, then you will not be able to see the webinar presentation. 
We highly recommend that you test your connection to Adobe Connect in advance of the webinar to ensure access. To test your connection, please go to: You may be prompted to install ActiveX control, Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Connect add-ins. If you encounter any difficulty testing your connection or logging into the webinar, please contact Technical Support by calling 1-800-459-5680.
If you are having an issue logging into the web, you can also join by phone first, press *0 and get a private operator help to get you onto the web.  If you have an issue any time during the call, you can press *0 for immediate help.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Kelle via email at or at 703-682-5187.
This notice is from the Technical Assistance Center of the National Empowerment Center
Tel: 1-800-POWER2U, 1-978-685-1494    
Email:     Web:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Center for Mental Health Services
The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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