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Welcome to our Hearing Voices self-help page. In this section, we will explore what voices are, who hears them and how to cope if they are a problem
What is hearing voices?
If you hear a voice which no one else can hear, this is usually referred to as ‘hearing voices’. This may be experienced as if other people’s voices are inside your head. The voices may be neutral, helpful or unpleasant and threatening. Just because you hear voices, it doesn’t necessarily follow that you have a mental health problem
Why do I hear voices?
Research suggests between 5-28% of the general population experience hearing voices which other people do not hear. There are several reasons why you may begin to hear voices. Sometimes this can be due to abuse experienced in childhood, the use of drugs, sleep deprivation, physical illnesses and mental health problems like bipolar disorder
Do I need to get help?
Hearing voices for many people isn’t a problem. If you find that the voices you hear are difficult to cope with, for example, if they are nasty or threatening towards you, then help is available
Click the picture below to further explore what voices are, how they can be managed, treatment available and how friends and family can help
So what do others say about hearing voices?
Hearing Voices Network
Information and support for people who hear voices
Telephone: 01142 718 210
Overview: International community for people who hear
Rethink Mental Illness
Overview: Information, advice and support for anyone experiencing mental
NHS Choices – Hallucinations and hearing voices
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"Hearing Voices | Mind, The Mental Health Charity - Help For Mental Health Problems". Mind.org.uk. N.p., 2016. Web. 10 Oct. 2016
"Hearing Voices And Hallucinations | Juno's Story". YouTube. N.p., 2016. Web. 10 Oct. 2016