Hearing Voices Support Group

“I’ve long struggled with intrusive voices. I started attending the Hearing Voices Support Group in 2014. The whole idea [behind starting the Hearing Voices Network] was for people to meet others with similar experiences, so it de-pathologizes it. Realizing other people had them too was really helpful for me–and they were reduced by 30%. Now I use it as maintenance for myself.” — Michael, the voice-hearer of the co-facilitators, although he specifically refers to them as “intrusive thoughts.”

One in ten people hear voices.

Hearing Voices Support Group co-facilitators

Voices, visions, or other unusual or extreme experiences may be unique, but they are not uncommon. The Hearing Voices Support Group is a place where people can share these experiences in an atmosphere of acceptance and respect.

As a member of the Hearing Voices Network (www.hearingvoicesusa.org), this group provides a setting where people have the opportunity to share their experiences and benefit from a valuable exchange of first-hand expertise. Members tell their personal stories, listen empathetically to each other, offer support, and suggest strategies.

The group meets on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month, from 3:30 to 5pm. Please contact the Helpline for more info at 212-684-3264 or helpline@naminyc.org. (This photo is of our friendly co-facilitators–Stephanie, Michael, and Kinsey.)