Thank you, zuzzozz! I tried what you mentioned, and telling the mean one to be quiet actually worked for me. She doesn't do it for more than a few hours, but I have noticed when I do tell her to shut her gob, she jerks back and is quiet for a time (she mostly goes to sleep). I have tried being quiet and "meditating" for a time, but during this, Shelby (I named her) uses it to be more of a distraction. Also, the voices in my head have personalities, they are not mechanical and like a mantra that is being repeated. I think your suggestion works drastically better for me in this situation, so again, I thank you for telling me how to respond. If I didn't respond, Shelby would be even louder than she already is.View Thread
For the past 2-3 months, I have had a voice in my head (occasionally another as well, this one being male) that sounds like me, for lack of a better description, telling me that I'm worthless, that God shouldn't have created me, that cutting/hurting myself is perfectly acceptable and that I'd be better off dead. I didn't think anything of it at first, because the voice sounds like me (only way more mean), but after talking with my brother today and mentioning it to him, I'm wondering if I should bring this up with either my counselor or my psychiatrist. I don't know if this is "normal", but I know that for the past few months this has become the "norm". Is this something that I should mention or should I just leave it alone, as this person or whoever has a voice that sounds like mine? I do see my counselor this week, so it's not like I have to wait a long time to see her. I just don't want to spend 15 minutes talking about something that may not be a big deal or worth mentioning.View Thread
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