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What do you do?


#1

What do you do when you are in a social setting and you hear a voice and it scares you. Do you react to it or try to pretend it didnt happen?


#3

I try to ignore them as much as possible, if I can. My voices usually aren’t startling, though. The one voice likes to comment when I’m having a conversation, he’ll say mean things about the person I’m talking to, but I don’t really get scared when he shows up. Sometimes, depending on who I’m with, I might acknowledge him, either laugh or scowl disapprovingly, my friends know I hear voices so I can just refer to them like they were other participants in the conversation. Usually they’ll just ask, “what did they say?” and I’ll tell them if it’s not too rude.


#4

Thanks for the replies
I just ignored it but i turned my head to look for someone and no one was there


#5

I would use copingtutor.

https://www.copingtutor.com/

You have to pay a subscription to use copingtutor. It’s somewhat similar to a computer program developed in the UK that helped to reduce or eliminate the auditory hallucinations plaguing schizophrenics.

You have to ask Brian (szadmin) about the program more in detail.


#6

Thank you Tanaka! I just went there and that looks helpful.


#7

Before I know it’s voices I react on them. Like someone laugning behind me or yelling at me to get out of the way. But when I know they aren’t real I try to ignore them.


#8

It depends on who is around. If it’s my family I ignore the voices until I get home then let them have a piece of my mind.
If I’m outside or in a store, I assume t’s all part of the experiment and try not to react in a negative way.


#9

ive only heard voices when psychosis hit me, other than that i don’t hear voices, ive turned a corner in my life


#10

I try to ignore them in public. I’m pretty used to my voices now. I haven’t had any new ones for a while. So I recognize the voice and try to ignore. My family knows me pretty well, and sometime when I do answer the voices my family won’t make a big deal out of it unless I’m heading deeper into my head for a full conversation. I have a constant commentator and I have to ignore him. He is non-stop chatter.
If I ever heard a new voice, I would most likely react.