I’ve been hearing voices since I was 6 years old. I’m 55 now.
Six years ago was a real turning point for me. I joined a hearing voices group, and someone there asked me “How old are your voices?” and then I realised: my voices hadn’t aged, they were still very young. So I knew I could take back control.
I later decided that I wanted to start up a Rethink Mental Illness group of my own. It's a safe place to share how we feel, with people who know exactly what the struggles are. Since starting the group and helping others see they can take control has helped me work with my voices. Now I’m looking forward to the future.
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(Photo and name have been changed as Tom is a bit shy)