I certainly don't mind you asking. You can ask me anything you want. The voice intrudes at unpredictable and seemingly random times. I do not have to be in any particular mental state for the voice to occur. I can be calm, relaxed, and content, or I could be stressed and anxious- it doesn't seem to matter. However, if I am depressed, thinking badly of myself, or am very anxious, the EFFECT of the voice seems worse. I am then less able to detach myself from it and oftentimes slip into very negative mental states. When I am not doing well otherwise, I also have a tendency to want to "abuse" the voice back, start arguing or fighting with it...these reactions have never been helpful. I hope that answers your question Have a nice day!