“What he hears is normal, it’s his fear”

'Hearing voices' can occur in asylum seekers. The voices may arise from traumas they suffered in the country they fled. They may also arise from fears caused by the asylum system in the country they seek refuge in. What the voices say can make sense, given what the person is going through. Safety and community … Continue reading “What he hears is normal, it’s his fear”

They still bleed

A couple of weeks ago, I was at the Australian Museum in Sydney for a day out. Some time away from my research interests (hallucinations and child abuse), I thought. Not likely. The Museum had a special Aztecs exhibition on, so in we went for a quick look. I have to admit that I knew … Continue reading They still bleed