Bad things keep happening. My uncle had a heart attack and a stroke, my grandfather had a stroke, and my sister had to put her dog down. My voices warned me that bad things would happen if I didn’t listen to them. Not that I fully believe them but I have been struggling with insight and have almost listened and self harmed. When I do feel like self harming, to help save my family, I follow my safety plan and call someone and talk about it. I just wish my meds would take away my delusional thinking.
I’m proud of you for following through on a safety plan. I recommend you tell this to your therapist if you have one, and they can talk it out and make logical sense of what’s happening. None of that stuff is your fault. Voices and delusions can really distort reality. I think if you can talk to a trusted professional, they can help everything make sense.
no it is not you. please stop listening to the voices.** You** are fine. It is the hallucinations that is irrational. Those voices represent nothing but malfunctioning brain cells. “They” are not a person. Hallucinations gave NO power. The only thing hallucinations can make us do is grumble a wish for them to shut-up. That is the extent of “their” power. Never listen to anything hallucinations say or tell you to do. It is people listening to them and obeying them that causes problems and gets people hurt. When hallucinations start some can stop them with music and earphones. Others play the tv on low. If your hallucinations are troubling you a lot go back to/ your doctor and tell him that. The doctors may be able to give you addotional help in controling your hallucinations.
hope it helps?
oops, oh no, never mever meant to imply it is the op fault. i would never think that!
I guess i get carried away trying to help people separate themselves from the hallucinations.
I just hate people feeling like they are taking an emotional beating from “them” . I dont want people to feel there is any reason to give hallucinations any power. The more power we grab back for ourselves against hallucinations the better.
I do hope this helps op kick off any hold “they” might have on his emotions. “they” seem to like to toy with peoples emotions.
I believed for a long time that if I visited someone in the hospital, regardless of how ill they were, that would die.
Yeah, I once believed that if I did one thing someone would die BUT if I did the opposite thing someone else would die. That wasn’t pretty. My psychiatrist called it delusions of reference.
Yeah I have a thearapist I just haven’t booked an appointment with him because he does day ahead booking and the last three times I tried his bookings were full. But I think I might try now.
Good luck, Raven.
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