Healing Voices: Model Coherency informs us that our fundamental assumptions about people, the world, and human nature will drive our actions. These assumptions play out unconsciously and powerfully in the service content that gets provided to devalued people. So many assumptions drive our beliefs about how to address psychiatric disorders; the belief that they are rooted in physiological causes, accompanied by “symptoms” and labeled as “syndromes” is just one set of beliefs that has resulted in massive medication of people with such disorders.
The documentary “Healing Voices” speaks to the historic perceptions behind society’s response to psychological conditions over time and challenges the use of a medical model of care in what is now largely referred to as the field of “mental health.” This film follows three men and women with lived experience of a psychiatric condition as they advocate for less medication and more connections to others experiencing auditory and visual hallucinations through a network of “listening spaces.” Join the Keystone Institute for a viewing of the documentary “Healing Voices” followed by facilitated group discussion and analysis with Betsy Neuville, Ellwyn Andres, and Matthew Nguyen.
*Prior attendance at a full multi-day Introduction to SRV Theory Course is required.
Documenting Difference: An SRV Study Group Series: This SRV study group series will explore some of the films produced over the past ten years documenting the life experiences of a wide array of people facing societal devaluation. This year’s documentary selection will focus on real life stories from children and adults experiencing mental health conditions and those living with physical and intellectual impairment. Each study group will incorporate facilitated discussion guided by members of the KHS SRV Leadership Group. Together we will reflect on the life experiences of those being depicted, what relevant SRV themes can be identified, and how what we learn can impact the service each of us provides through our diverse roles within the organization.
October 21, 2021
10:00 am – 12:30 pm