84 responses to “Don’t Panic if your Child is Hearing Voices”

  1. Deanne Ginns-Gruenberg

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  2. karen Pringle

    I was so relieved to find this – please could you send me a copy of the research and therapy elements.

    Many thanks

  3. maria

    thanks for all your work! please send me an interview

    1. lyn goswell

      please email me a copy of the interview. many thanks

      1. Intervoice Admin
  4. Becky Murphy

    Thank you for this! It is really needed information simply presented.

  5. Emma Rhoads

    This was a very helpful article. I would very much appreciate a copy of the interview form.
    Thanks so much!

  6. Leslie Morris

    Could you please send me the interview you referred to in the article above to help us map the experience with our daugther. Very helpful article!! Thank you.

  7. sonja

    could you please send me thecopy of the interview.
    very grateful

  8. Shawn Archer

    We would like a copy of the interview referred to in the article above. Thank you so much for your help.

  9. Sonja

    Thank you for an informative article and advice. Could I please have a copy of the interview.

  10. Carol

    Thanks for the enlightening information. I would like to read more about the research and the interview tool.
    Thank you.

  11. Eliane


    I would like to receive information about your research, therapy elements and interview please.

    Thank you so much!

  12. serena

    thank you for this helpful article please send me the interview my husband had real trouble with this as a child and I think still does and my middle son is experiencing the same difficulties now and I want to know how best to help

  13. Jennifer mcdaniel

    I would greatly appreciate the interview and any extra information and research. This article really helped me to know how to better approach this with my son. Thank you!

  14. lorri duboise

    Please send me info. my daughter is going through this same situation.

  15. Beverly Kobus

    Thank you for writing this article. I found it reassuring and hopeful. Could I please have a copy of the interview form.

  16. Jennifer Martin

    Please send me a copy of the interview questions. Thank you.

    1. Intervoice Admin


      If you click on the Links and Resources line it will take you to another page from where you can dowload the questions.

      Intervoice Admin

  17. Rena

    I would like to read more about the research and the interview tool Thank you.

  18. Charlene

    I would like a copy of the interview questions.

    Thank you.

  19. Lynn

    Interesting article. Please forward a copy of the interview questions.
    Thank you.

  20. Worried Mom

    Could I also get a copy of the interview form?

    My wonderful young son (7) choked on a grape about three weeks ago. He was very distressed by it to say the least. Four days ago he told me the guy in his head is telling him to choke himself. He is now afraid to eat and believes this will help the man in his head go away. I truly believe this is probably prompted from the choking event of three weeks ago. He said the guy in his head told him to choke himself three or four times since Thursday. I am reassuring him it will be OK, I appear to be more worried than he is, but I am not sure what to say to him. I have told him this is probably his thoughts and not a guy in his head. Please help!!! I do not want to get the medical community involved yet. I do not believe he is mentally ill, but how do I normalize his fears.

  21. kyomi chue

    Thanks for the information. It has helped with some of my anxiety but they are many more questions that i have. Eg. What are the other signs of schizo should i look out for in my 3 year old? When should i see a psychiatrist? What are ways of talking with him so he is not alarmed?

  22. Annette Remy

    Thank you for such an interesting helpful very well informed article! I have a 12 yr. Old son that is hearing very distraught voices in his head. If you could please send me a copy of the interview questions, it would be greatly appreciated!
    Thank you very much!

  23. Mrs C

    Great website and fantastic article. I was concerned about my son’s voices but not anymore. I would love a copy of the interview so I can help him work through this. I would be very happy if he were able to reach a point where he were happy to live with his ‘guides’. Sounds like they could be useful!!

  24. Mrs C

    Despite the admin comment above it took me ages to find the link referred to, and even then only by researching the author and being directed back here – and I like researching!! So for others , to save time and frustration, I’d like to include the following link to the interview questions:


    Copy and paste into your browser if need be.

  25. Edwina

    Thank you for an excellent article. Our son started hearing voices after he expelled from school for not ‘coping’ and getting sufficiently high grades. They increased after his friends then left to go to university and he has stayed home. His psychiatrist seems to think he needs more meds but the meds are not working; at least they don’t seem to make the voices go away. They are voices of his friends and of famous actors. I think in a way he needs the voices. Please can you send the questionnaire? That would be so helpful, thankyou.

    1. Intervoice Admin

      Hi Edwina. I’m glad that you found the article helpful. You can find the questionnaire here: http://www.intervoiceonline.org/children-and-young-people/resources. Also, there is an organisation supporting young people who hear voices or have visions in the UK called Voice Collective. It’s based in London, but they can offer information/resources to people anywhere. Have a look at http://www.voicecollective.co.uk if you’re interested.

  26. Fiona Tait

    Excellent articles and comments. Please can you send me through a copy of the interview questions. Thanking you in anticipation!

    1. Intervoice Admin

      Glad you found this information helpful. You can download the Interview here: http://www.intervoiceonline.org/children-and-young-people/resources

  27. Michele Amlin-Erickson

    My 13 year old son has been hearing voices for quite awhile now. If you would please send me a copy of the interview you have.

    Thank you,
    Michele Amlin-Erickson

    1. Intervoice Admin

      Hi. You can download the interview here: http://www.intervoiceonline.org/children-and-young-people/resources. You may also be interested in Voice Collecitve, a UK based project that offers support and resources for young people who hear voices and their families. Their website is http://www.voicecollective.co.uk

  28. Adele Catzim

    My son just told me that he is hearing voices. He is not scared but I freaked out. I was happy to have read this article. Can you please send me any related articles and the interview form? I’d like to know how best to be supportive.

  29. Christine

    Thank you for this perspective. Please send me a copy of the interview.

    1. Intervoice Admin

      I’m glad you found this helpful. You can download the interview from this page on our site: http://www.intervoiceonline.org/children-and-young-people/resources

  30. Lara

    Please send me a copy of the interview form. Ty..

    1. Intervoice Admin

      Hi. You can download the interview from this page on our site: http://www.intervoiceonline.org/children-and-young-people/resources

  31. Miss Taie

    Hi very informative artical could you please send me the interview that was referred to in the artical please.

    1. Intervoice Admin

      Sure. You can find the interview here: http://www.intervoiceonline.org/children-and-young-people/resources. I hope it’s helpful

  32. carol pedoto

    Hello.. would love to have a copy of the whole interview.. Thank you.

    1. Intervoice Admin

      Hi. You can download the interview from here: http://www.intervoiceonline.org/children-and-young-people/resources. Hope it’s helpful

  33. Disoriented Mum

    It just happened two days ago…my little daughter (9 years) is scared about the voices she hears in silence. Those are screaming and confused voices, she says as in a stadium, but somehow she feels to be in danger! I don’t know how to behave and how to help her. I have to do something and at the same I have to reassure her. Should I ask her more often how it goes with her voices? Should I wait her to tell me about it? Should I be serious about it with her or should I play down with it??? Help!!!

  34. Jill

    This was a greatly needed posting for me. My daughter recently told me she was hearing voices. Please send me a copy of the interview form and any other information you may have available.

  35. Jane vincent

    Thank you so much for this info.I just found out today that my 9 year old son has been hearing negative voices a year now.for example he just old me the voices says misbehave,poke his brother with a sciccors,runaway or even kill me.i am definitely going to seek some kind of out side help for him.I am NOT afriad of those voices.I thank you for your words of encouragements.


    Reading this and seeing their are others, who like my daiughter is experiencing the same issue, is very comforting. Please foward the interview, I would be most greatful

    1. Intervoice Admin

      Hi. I’m very glad that reading this has been helpful. Your daughter really isn’t on her own. You can download the interview from here: http://www.intervoiceonline.org/children-and-young-people/resources. I hope it’s helpful.

  37. Cherelynn Wiseman

    Hi, could I please have a copy of the interview please?

    1. Intervoice Admin
  38. Laura

    My son told me when he was 10 that he was hearing voices while trying to go to sleep at night, I had experienced the same thing at a similar age and was able to reassure him that he would grow out of it as I did. We didn’t make a fuss about it and within a few months he stopped mentioning it. When I asked him about it a year or so later he confirmed they had stopped a long time ago. He is 26 now and has heard no further voices. When I think back to my voices while I was trying to sleep at night, I remember them as arguing in my head, I used to tell them to shut up. Hope my experiences will be helpful in some way.

  39. Sarah

    My 4 year old daughter, out of the blue, asked me yesterday if I ever heard voices in my head. After much probing & figuring out that she wasn’t talking about an imaginary friend; she really has people talking to her in her head. I was able to calmly talk about the voices with her. She is a bright, empathetic, loving child, so I’m not to concerned, but will continue to monitor her. She did however, tell me that the voices tell her to hurt herself & other people. This concerned me, but she stated that she was able to not listen to them. She is dealing with issues concerning her dad. He makes promises & then falls through with them. She first said something about her voices just a day after when he was supposed to be seeing her & failed to show. I’m wondering if this is her way of coping with that.Thank you SO much for this article. It has been a help & another reassurance NOT to panic!

    1. Ella

      Take her to the Paranormal Activity movies so she understands what is going on with herself. 😀 That would be helpful.

  40. Evee

    I enjoyed learning more about hearing voices for my 15 y/o son. My husband and myself are happy to understand his condition more and possibly what triggers it. This article was very helpful and described my son’s mood to the tee!
    We had to put our dog down in December and my son was very traumatized by it however, at the time you would never know it. I didn’t realize how much until one day when he came home from school, he went straight to the patio door and flung the blinds back looking for his dog. I asked him that day about Mo mo (our dog) and if he always came in and looked for him and he said sometimes. He has been hearing voices since that time but he is learning how to cope with them.

    (would love to get a copy of the interview)

  41. Erin

    I’m currently working with a child who hears voices. I found your article extremely helpful. Will you send me information about the elements of therapy that were helpful to children. Thank you!

  42. Lucille

    Does anyone know what to do once you have completed the survey? Do we send it somewhere for evaluation.

  43. Rachel

    Hi there…I was relieved to read this website. But I have a few questions that I hope can be answered. My 6 year old son just told my husband and myself that he hears voices calling his name and “tapping” him on the brain. I was totally freaked out, as was my husband. We adopted him when he was a newborn baby and we have a very loving household. We don’t spank, we give time out and we always encourage him. But his birhtmother did do meth while she was pregnant…Quite a bit of meth, actually. He hasn’t met her and he doesn’t really understand that he is adopted. What I am wondering is if the drug use during her pregnancy could be causing this? I can’t really think of any other “traumas” going on. Thanks very much.

  44. daaan

    Give your child music to listen to keep him away from psychaiatrist they going to kill your childs abilities talk to your child. Become close to him do not let the dr give him resperidone or paliperidone they are only in it fir the laughter and money. You as parent can help them. Keep him or her away from school for a while it is ok they can catch up, health and love is better. Then have a talk to them and ask them if they have a problem that you can talk about “schizoprenia” does not exist and is envented to to kill a persons spirit. God loves he’s children so much he gave what they need. You !!!

  45. Marissa

    Hello. I am now 16, but heard voices as a child, and am terrified that they are going to resurface. Do I need to tell someone, or is this a situation where it’s a normal phase? I haven’t heard any voices for at least 7 years.

  46. Jessica

    I’m so glad I found this page. Last night was the first time my 8 year old son told me he was hearing “whispers” in his head. I am devastated, the statement of feeling like your world just collapsed is exactly how I feel. My son is already in counseling for self esteem issues that involve his father, but these voices are new. After reading this article I’m feeling much better. Does anyone know of a support group forum for parents? I would also like to have a copy of the research and therapy. Anything to help my child. Thank you!

    1. Ella

      They are demons, you know that, right? It’s not a psychological issue, they are real entities. Psychiatrists just say it is a mental illness, but it’s not. Not usually…read about the Djinn. They are everywhere here now, but people don’t realize what they are. They are over-head, hint hint..out in the open, but not recognized. Watch B.O.B.s video “The Watchers”. They can talk to you. Banish them, and seek spiritual help.

  47. Jokelia

    I Hear voices that calls me names and tell me hurt others and myself and I see dead people by the way I’m 18 I use to have these when I was 14 and 17

  48. leanne

    my son (8) has been hearing voices, which alarmed me as my ex-husband (his bio-dad) suffered from the same thing and was sectioned a few times, so my so is getting referred to a pyschologist, as a few things hes been saying is that hes got good and evil voices thats telling him to do things and one of the scaryiest things he said was that the evil voices were telling him to get scissors and stab his dad in the neck !!!!, so am a bit scared incase he does something stupid not that he could to my ex (thats the dad hes on about not his step-dad)as hes disappeared from our area a few years ago

  49. Nora

    Please can you send me the questions and any other information you have as my 5 year old has just told me he bit a friend in his class because (the bumpers in his head) told him to do it I am worried, concerned confussed as you can imagine many thanks

  50. Arun Fernandes

    Our 11 year son mentioned to his mother that he was heard voices in his head this freaked us out I have reassured him that there is no problem that can’t be sorted and have told him that we would wait a day or two to see if there is a repeat. He seems to have calmed down. We are quite worried and are keeping a close watch on him without being intrusive.

  51. cathy

    Looking for help & advice…PLEASE send me more information!

  52. Kristina Hormann

    My daughter had a nightmare a cuple of weeks ago and it was a mans voice counting in her head and counting faster and faster. She woke up in distress and she felt hot so I thought it was because she had a fever. A few days latet she told me that she heard this voice during the day as well when she had her friend here and that her friends voice also got louder. Should I be concerned? I’m keeping an close eye on her. Thankful for answers

  53. Soleilmavis

    In 2002, the Air Force Research Laboratory patented precisely such a technology: Nonleghal weapon which includes (1) a neuro-electromagnetic device which uses microwave transmission of sound into the skull of persons or animals by way of pulse-modulated microwave radiation; and (2) a silent sound device which can transmit sound into the skull of person or animals. NOTE: The sound modulation may be voice or audio subliminal messages. One application of Voice to Skull is use as an electronic scarecrow to frighten birds in the vicinity of airports. Many mind control victims also have claimed to be harassed by Voice to Skull technologies.
    (http://peacepink.ning.com/forum/topics/introduce-v2k-voice-to-skull )

    It is possible nowadays to read someone’s mind by remotely measuring their brain activity, researchers have shown. This technique can even extract information from individuals that they are unaware of themselves.
    ( http://peacepink.ning.com/forum/topics/information-about-mind-reading )

    It is sometimes hard for victims to find evidence of microwave or electromagnetic mind control technology. However, some news articles are starting to report the development of government mind control weapons.
    ( http://peacepink.ning.com/forum/topics/introduce-mind-control-and )

  54. Ak

    Please send me copy of interview
    My both kids one is 7 and other one is 6 are hearing threating whispering

    Hi – you can find a copy of the interview by following the “Resources” link on the Young People’s page of the website.
    Admin Intervoice

  55. Cassandra Smith

    I would be very interested in any information you can either send to me or give me links to, my six year old is hearing voices and he is currently in therapy for other problems. The hearing voices just started with him and I would like to know as much as possible about this, the voice he heard scared me and him and I don’t want to damage him any more than he is so any information you can provide me with will be a huge help, thank you very much. I did download a copy of the interview and I am going to make two copies one for me to talk with my son about and one I am going to have his counselor go over with him.

  56. Alex George

    This is just my life story.It may seem selfish of me but those who are in the same situation as i will understand me.My name is Alex George and i live in Germany.I fell in love with the love of my life since my high school her name is Nicky Young, no matter how i tried to make her see reasons that i was in love with her, it was all a waste of time.She was in love with a guy who does not deserve her love for any reason i mean he was a cheat and he never made her happy.All the time she was married to the guy she always seem so unhappy cause he was never at home always hang out with his scum friends and even get wasted and lead to drunk sex.She was so aware of the fact that he cheats on her with cheap girls.Watching her like that was so hard.I tried all i could to make her understand that there was some one who actually care for her but it never happened.The worst happened she found out that the man she call her husband was married to another woman living in New York.This was the saddest moment of her life he wasn’t ready to end things up with the other woman because he claimed that she is the mother of his children he don’t want to miss out from the life of his children.Nicky was not lucky enough to be carrying his offspring and that was something i loved so much cause Nicky is too special to carry the child of a monster.Off course he ask for a divorce but she was not going to give it to help i talked to her, her parent did the same but she claimed to be in love and i said when you are in love you fight for those you love.This words made me took the action i took to get her to myself with the help of a spell caster from Dr sunshine .I mean she was in pain and was depressed she started taking pain drugs, even made everything more complicated but i was able to make her quit.Even after all this problem she had because of that guy she still wanted him back but he didn’t want anything to do with her.I decided that she was too good to suffer for that guy.When i first contacted Dr sunshine i told him how Nicky married her husband and how unhappy she has been and how she doesn’t want me even when she knows i love her so much.Dr sunshine told me that i was going to get some material to push through with the spell he was going to help me with.I asked him to get the material for me so that i will pay for them.All he kept telling me was that all my heart desires will come to me.I wish i knew what he did but it made Nicky love me more than her last husband i was so in love as much as she was to me it was so obvious that Dr sunshine killed the pain She was having and made the love between us so strong that no one can put asunder.Thanks to Dr sunshine we are getting married soon.I just want to say thank you for the spell.contact him now

  57. C Hebb

    Please send me more information, my 17 year old son and 13 year old niece reported to us of hearing negative voices. I appreciate this information; we’ve been so worried since they came to us. Thank you.

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  59. Tanya

    I have a 7 year old girl. She has been hearing voices since she was molested at age 3 1/2. She called them the good brain and the bad brain. I seen this as a way of protecting herself from what happened. The bad brain was very aggressive towards me and herself. I seen this as her blaming me for dropping her off at the house it happened and not protecting her. Now that she is 7 the bad brain fights with the good brain all the time if there is something that happens in her life. If the bad brain wins he wants to kill me her mother. She has been seeing a specialist and has been diagnosed with mood disorder NOS, Anxiety, PTSD, and ADHD. She has also been giving medication for these problems. I don’t know where to turn seems like everyone is not worried about this but even though I don’t show it much to her I am worried she will wake up and hurt me. she has a plan on how to do it and it is detailed. She also gets headaches, stomach aches and sometimes a mild fever when the bad brain is present. If you have any suggestions please let me know. Thank you very much.

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  61. P Buthelezi

    My stepson lost his mother when he was 7years, he is now 13 years. he started saying with us beginning of this year. He is not doing well at school. He told us he hears voices telling him to “destroy this family”

    should we worry? or will it go away? please help

  62. Meg A.

    Thank you SO MUCH for the info.– my 6-year-old told me last night about the voice who tells him to do things he doesn’t want to do; the voice tells him that if he doesn’t do what’s requested it will never stop bothering him. But he does what is asked…and the voice is still there and teases him because he was tricked. He calls the voice god (we’re not a religious family). When he shared this, I felt like my world collapsed and the phrase “mental illness” kept me up all night. I’m so relieved to find that this is not uncommon. We’re going to start with his pediatrician and go from there- I like the idea of learning how to handle the voices and changing the way he/we think about them. Also trying to find the root cause. Thank you from Seattle!

  63. Diane Griffiths

    My soon to be 8 yr old daughter has disclosed that she hears a voice telling her that she will never see me again, this occurs in the evening, she stated midnight although she is unable to tell the time (but definitely sleep related). I am naturally concerned and unsure how best to proceed and approach the situation (she has issues dealing with change that I am aware of) any advice, direction you have to offer I would be extremely greatful.

  64. patricia

    My daughter is hearing a voice n it just started when I found out I’m having another baby. She is the only child and I don’t know how to help her through this. Any suggestions Dr.??

  65. Peter willis

    Thank you for your findings , could u send me a copy of your interview questions


  66. Simon Farbrother

    What an amazing piece of work, and such a relief to hear of your study and get some immediate insight. My son is eight later this month and has just started hearing voices, sometimes in the day but mostly at night. It is the night time that is worse as it stops him sleeping and he is scared. At their worst he describes them as shouting and they won’t stop.
    Before this he has been a very happy and content boy and has suffered no traumas that might be the trigger for it.
    I would very much like any more information particularly the “elements of the therapy that helped the children” that you mention.
    Many thanks in advance.
    Simon Farbrother

  67. meghann

    I am so glad I found this article. I am currently dealing with a 7 year old who is hearing voices. when I first found out, I didn’t know what to do or how to deal. This article has made everything less scary to deal with. Thank you so much.

  68. Jo

    I heard Voices as a child, it was like hundreds of people whispering at the same time, I could never make out what they said, except sometimes one of them would shout my name really loud, the whispering faded as I got older but sometimes I still here my name being shouted, it’s never bothered me, I was more curious than anything else, I remember walking into the hallway one day trying to here better, I sat on the floor & said one at a time please, I can’t here what your saying, I was 4yrs old, I even remember I was wearing a red jumper. As an adult, I think in my mid-twenties, I heard them again, I was in bed trying to get to sleep, as I was starting a new job next day, I was worried about not sleeping, when suddenly it felt like a weight on me and a mans voice said, it’s ok you can go to sleep now, I said who are you, then I heard a woman’s voice whispering, then nothing else. not heard any for a long time, always thought of them as someone watching over me, keeping me safe, well it’s nice to think so anyway.

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