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      Hi,
      Wondering how to deal with a child who says she hears voices. She says they tell her to do bad things, hurt people and misbehave.
      She is 6yrs old and has just been suspended from school. She kept saying that the voices keep telling her to do things.
      Behaviour at home is normal but at school she distracts everyone and not just in her class. She speaks to herself sometimes and just starts crying. She had said to me that if "she doesn't want mummy to get hurt or die" she has to do something bad and if she doesn't do as the voices want that mummy will die in her sleep.
      My GP has referred us to the Mental Health Unit and they may take up to 6 months to see her.
      Any suggestions on what I may be able to do for now that may help?
      I feel lost and scared to sleep at night
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      It's difficult for children... or even adults. It takes time to develop the resiliency to resist commands and threats by the voices. I think it's best to make clear that the voices don't always tell the literal truth, and that often they say things to try and hurt you.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Skbpnd View Post
      Hi,
      Wondering how to deal with a child who says she hears voices. She says they tell her to do bad things, hurt people and misbehave.
      She is 6yrs old and has just been suspended from school. She kept saying that the voices keep telling her to do things.
      Behaviour at home is normal but at school she distracts everyone and not just in her class. She speaks to herself sometimes and just starts crying. She had said to me that if "she doesn't want mummy to get hurt or die" she has to do something bad and if she doesn't do as the voices want that mummy will die in her sleep.
      My GP has referred us to the Mental Health Unit and they may take up to 6 months to see her.
      Any suggestions on what I may be able to do for now that may help?
      I feel lost and scared to sleep at night
      Hi,
      I'm really sorry she's going through this, I'm sure you do already. Give her lots of reassurance, teach her to ignore the voices. Keep a diary of when the voices occur, to see what is triggering them.
      Reward her with little things when she's good and ignoring the voices. A very hard situation to be in, I hope you have plenty of family support. She needs an understanding teacher/school, they shouldn't have suspended her.
      She's poorly she's not been naughty.
      I hope the referral is quick as she needs help now, hope she gets better very soon.
      Take care
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      Yes, I hope you can teach her to stand up to the voice. My cousins had a child who saw people who were not there. Instead of teaching her to ignore them they drugged her at a young age. I don't know what happened to her as I am not in touch with these cousins anymore. I am not impressed with the drugging of children.
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