The Journey of photoVOICE

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NBRHC patients, staff and the community celebrated and recognized the completion of the final photoVOICE principle Strength-based with a gallery and showcase in the NBRHC gymnasium.

The series saw over 1000 pictures taken during the 10 of photoVOICE at NBRHC with 65 participants taking part in the program.

The participants dedicated their time and efforts over many weeks and compiled numerous pictures that were Strength Based to them. Each participant chose two pictures that meant the most to them to display at this celebration. Each participant worked very hard and deserve to be celebrated.

PhotoVOICE is a creative modality that puts camera’s into the hands of individuals directly affected by the principle and brings their unheard voices forward through pictures that capture moments they wish to remember and those that they wish to change. The NBRHC has recognized the power of photoVOICE to amplify the patient’s voice, to promote mental/physical health recovery, to create systemic change and to be used as a powerful tool in the fight against stigma.

Here are the ten principles of the photoVOICE journey:

  • Self-direction
  • Person-centered
  • Empowerment:
  • Holistic:
  • Nonlinear
  • Peer support
  • Respect
  • Responsibility:
  • Hope
  • Strength-based

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