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« on: January 16, 2009, 02:58:53 PM »

Hearing voices (otherwise knows as auditory hallucinations) can be very distressing. Here are a few resources that might help:


http://www.nnt.nhs.uk/mh/leaflets/Hearing%20Voices.pdf <----- A very useful leaflet produced by the NHS. It contains information about how to cope if you are hearing voices and has space for you to write your own ideas.


http://www.mind.org.uk/Information/Booklets/Other/The+voice+inside.htm <----- A Mind booklet about hearing voices. It contains some very reassuring information as well as ideas for dealing with them.


http://www.hearing-voices.org/ <----- The website of an organisation that supports people who hear voices. There's a helpline and some information on local groups.




People learn to deal with upsetting voices in their own way. Here are some ideas that might help you:

*Listening to music through headphones can help to drown them out.

*Talking back to them - it's ok to get angry and disagree with what you're hearing.

*Medication - some medications can be helpful for quietening or getting rid of voices.

*Ignoring them - you don't have to listen to what they're saying. Remember that they can't hurt you or make you do anything that you don't want to do.

*Some people find that sensory deprivation or social isolation can contribute to hearing voices. Getting out and about and communicating with people on a regular basis can help.



Feel free to add your own ideas. Everyone's different, and what works for one person might not work for another.
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2009, 07:08:11 PM »

For me, understanding how the Voice is usually that of my father or the bullies from my past. And understanding how the language of the Voice is a symbolic one that needs translating.
Journalling and art always help me.

It also helped when I told my therapist and GP.
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2010, 08:33:53 PM »

i here something in my head but im not sure what it is ts not a pursifce vioce its hard to deskribe what its like all i no is it tells me to cut my self and it keeps on till i do then i go numb it can be for 5 mins or a few hours or days but its still there 24/7 in the bake of my mind and creping forward i just dont feel strong a nuff to stop it  Sad
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