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Useful Coping Strategies and Options for Dealing with Distressing Voices

mischief

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You might find some useful coping strategies on this webpage:


The following web page outlines a range of different options for dealing with distressing voices, including medication, talking therapies and peer support.

 
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Hi Mischief,

Thanks for this, could also add my own coping management and essential tools for voices?

I always listen to music, and musicals, throuigh my headphones from my personal cd player and knitting, and also listen to music whilst at the computer in at home, and at my offline volunteering;


working out to fitness dvds, either chair or normal standing fitness workouts, please note that eventually horray, we're hoping to replace our broken down unit dvds, in the week, soI couldn't be more relieved to then resume working out again.


Self re referred back to Day Centre for activities, and thereafter, should I experience problems, then the usual routine, on go the headphones, back to at home, and listen to music.


That's something else I was going to add, please do seek professional (to the reader with voices this is) medical mental he alth advice, and treatment, and you can either contact crisis team, attached to community mental health teams, or book a GP appointment I have 2 or 3 ways in my practice, same day, advanced or review request, for me, same day I do not like, so I automatically will book a advanced appointment, to disclose and discuss about mental health.

If needing extra support, contact Rethink, google them, via search enginge, or the samaritans.


I have mostly been vey well of my voices and hearing things, it's only been recent, that mine, and including Americanised voices and thoughts, intrusive thoughts, have reared their ugly head openings.

These are just a few tricks, and essential help tools for dealing - extra tricks wise, distressing voices.


At present I am a picture of mental health, no heard voices or intrusive thoughts.

Have a good day all,


Once again, thanks very much Mischief, for this you're extra input is always of high value and extra high support for our fellow members.



Best regards all,


Natalie.
 
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What do you do if you have persitant voices that are immune to music" after an hour on head phones" The only thing that lessens my voices is working hard and playing with the dogs, but I cannot do that all the time.
 
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Music has no positive effect on my voice either, in fact if my voice learns a new song he'll sing it for days if not weeks so I avoid music when I can. Unfortunately I hear music on the car radio when going to and from social groups and on adverts on the telly. I usually get woken up to a random song every morning.

Apart from that I ignore my voice as much as possible, todays he's really been going on and on about how unfair this all is to him (medication and being ignored) and how I should talk to him and let him do whatever he wants which will never happen as long as he keeps talking when I'd rather he wouldn't (on social groups and when I'm trying to sleep at night), but it's his life and if he wants to flog a dead horse he's perfectly entitled to.

:floggingdeadhorse:
 
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Sorry, I have to disagree.

Hours ago this afternoon, I had intrusive thoughts come up, and they had been triggered by a very low very loud helicopter.

Now eventually, in a very short while, after I put my headphones, on, and listened to music within from my personal cd player, that had done the trick, and I took my day's med dose for hearing voices, all in one med, Abilify, 20ml, and with the music and med combined, at the turn of 6pm, I was then very much better, so no, I strongly disagree, music is the best extra food of medication, that there can be, along of meds to take.


I do plan, to hear more music and knit, for during the evening.


Best regards all.
 
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Sorry, I have to disagree.

Hours ago this afternoon, I had intrusive thoughts come up, and they had been triggered by a very low very loud helicopter.

Now eventually, in a very short while, after I put my headphones, on, and listened to music within from my personal cd player, that had done the trick, and I took my day's med dose for hearing voices, all in one med, Abilify, 20ml, and with the music and med combined, at the turn of 6pm, I was then very much better, so no, I strongly disagree, music is the best extra food of medication, that there can be, along of meds to take.


I do plan, to hear more music and knit, for during the evening.


Best regards all.
Hi, Natalie, I hope you're doing well, could I ask though I don't mean any offense by it have you ever heard of the term or explanation of Targeted Individuals, as I like you have these strange experiences.
 
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