I live in New Zealand. We have a population of around 4.4 million. I live in a city with population 140,000.
I have been hearing voices 24 hours a day for 7 years. I estimate only a small number of my residents in my city are like me.
That said, I go to a weekly group session run by Hearing Voices NZ…it’s a group of typically less than 10 people who get together to share their concerns about hearing voices. Some don’t even hear voices at all.
Has anyone here gone to any group meetings for voices?
It’s really enjoyable. When you hear voices 24/7, voices become like a subject matter which can be discussed at length.
I actually find that I can be friends with people at voice hearing group sessions. I cannot be friends with anyone else in life as I basically avoid people. But for some reason I really get along well with people who share my condition.
Not to be critical of internet forums, but real life interaction with voice hearers is AWESOME. You feel great after the session and you can figure out where people are coming from much better than here on the internet. Plus, you can put people on the spot like you can’t on the internet due to delays, etc…