Why do I hear voices telling me to kill myself and stuff like that?

Unfortunately, none of us knows why you’rehearing voices (auditory hallucinations).

Even the very best mental health professionals on Quora don’t know the answer – they don’t know you and haven’t examined you

Hallucinations can be caused by recreational drugs, neurological problems, medication reactions, illness, high fever, schizophrenia, mania, depression with psychotic features (and more).

Whatever the cause, command hallucinations (voices telling you to do something to yourself or someone else) are very serious, potentially dangerous, and warrant immediate professional attention.

If you’re experiencing command hallucination, you need to see a licensed mental health professional ASAP.

If you do not currently have a psychiatrist or therapist, please contact emergency services (911 in the US) or present at your closest emergency room or crisis center.

It’s really important to get help now – while you’re still able to resist the voices.

Please get offline and either call 911 or ask someone to take you to the nearest emergency room or crisis center.

Please stay safe.

By Amy E. Brown – Licensed Psychotherapist and Addictions Specialist since 1991 – https://www.quora.com/profile/Amy-E-Brown-1

Helpful Resource Numbers

US 24/7 Free Crisis Hotlines

  • Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Crisis text line: text HOME to 741741

LGBTQ Youth Suicide Hotline (866) 488–7386

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255

  • Poison Control

Human Poison Control Hotline: (800) 222–1222

Animal Poison Control Hotline: (888) 426-4435

  • Child Abuse

Child Abuse Hotline: (800) 422-4453

  • Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233

  • Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 656- 4673

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