37 Schizophrenic People Describe The Terrifying Voices They Hear

16. I hear a lot of whispering. Mostly just asking if I’m there, what I’m doing, who do I think I am, or trying to get my attention.

“I hear what sounds sort of radio commercials, sounds like different people talking for around 3-10 seconds before they cut off and immediately someone else starts talking. Males and females. I can never really make out what they are saying, though.

I hear a lot of whispering. Mostly just asking if I’m there, what I’m doing, who do I think I am, or trying to get my attention. I do my best to ignore them.

I can’t stand silence, it gets too loud.”

CatThighs


17. I usually hear screaming that no one else seems to hear. I try to put it out of my mind.

“I’ve struggled with this all my life. I usually hear screaming that no one else seems to hear. I try to put it out of my mind. I’ve gone to doctor after doctor and while the medicine and therapy help a little, I know I am stuck with this for the rest of my life. If I’m in a public place I’ve learned to just don’t act any different. Don’t look around if I hear screaming (even if someone may actually be screaming). I know people judge people for having this condition but it’s really hard to live like this. I also often feel like I’m being followed by this shadow that harasses me. It won’t go away. I can’t type all of this without crying. I really wish more people knew about schizophrenia and what we go through with this condition. I hope I answered your question as best as I could.”

corelanne


18. Think of a crowded mall food court, all the chatter. It’s just that.

“I never experienced auditory hallucinations for years. Mostly I just felt scared all the time and would trick myself into believing that people were trying to hurt me, ruin my life, etc.

The only auditory hallucinations I ever have are pretty bland. Think of a crowded mall food court, all the chatter. It’s just that. I can’t make out a word anybody is saying, but it’s very annoying.”

atomicyoyo


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