Limerick – Mental Health Week


As part of Mental Health Week (October 5th – 12th) Limerick Mental Health Association have invited Brian Hartnett, founder of Hearing Voices Ireland, to speak about hearing voices and schizophrenia at the Absolute Hotel, Sir Harry’s Mall, 7.30 – 9pm on Wednesday 8th October

Brian was born in Limerick in 1964. He had a stable family upbringing and went to art college in Dublin in the 80s. While living in London he began hearing voices and having visions and on return to Limerick in 1996 he was diagnosed with Schizophrenia. He became involved in mental health and worked as a peer advocate for the Irish Advocacy Network between 2003 and 2009.

He established Hearing Voices Ireland in 2006 to ‘Promote and foster acceptance of voice hearing as a valid human experience’. Today he lectures to student psychiatric nurses and occupational therapists and runs workshops for voice hearers, family members and friends and professionals about his mind, body, soul approach to voice hearing. He also works with HSE mental health management and the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland. Brian will be joined on the night by Owen Finnegan who will also be telling his personal story. See posters for the weeks events below…
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