I feel like there aren’t many people in my life who are genuinely interested in hearing about my voices and the things they say.
The few people who do seem interested, also seem like they’re afraid they might trigger something or offend me by asking about it, despite me never having given them a reason to have those beliefs.
I finally feel like I’m at a point in my life where the voices allow me to talk about them, but there’s not really anyone to hear what I have to say.
My pdoc is there to discuss medication and general symptoms, my home guide is there for structure and supportive talks, and my friends… I don’t want to burden them with it. They’re not mental health professionals, and they can’t make the voices go away, so why should I worry them by talking to them about it? They don’t tell me every time they have a negative feeling/thought either.
I got to talk about it a little with the employees at the psych ward, but I wasn’t ready then.
I am now.
Would anyone be willing to, either by PM or in this thread, help me get it out? Maybe ask some questions about it to help me put it into words?
It can be anything from “what are their names?” to "how do they affect you?"