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.

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.