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What It’s Like to Hear Voices

What It’s Like to Hear Voices

What's it like to hear voices? Recovering From Mental Illness blogger Becky Oberg discusses what it's like to hear voices and gives advice on how to fight back.Have you ever wondered what it’s like to hear voices? Hearing voices is a classic symptom of schizophrenia. The bad news is, they’re sheer torture. The good news is, medication can help–I haven’t heard voices in several years. But for those of you who wonder, here’s what it’s like to hear voices.

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Are Depression and Exhaustion the Same Thing?

Are Depression and Exhaustion the Same Thing?

There is a connection between depression and exhaustion. But how do you tell the difference between depression and being overly tired? Find out.

I lost a friend to suicide last week.  A friend who struggled, triumphed and sadly, lost the battle with his mind.  I have witnessed many of my friends and loved ones struggle with mental illness and it is heartbreaking on many levels.

Yet a *blessing* appeared in the form of a friend who experienced watching another friend’s depression and wanted to understand the cycle of depression better.  I will share with you what my response was.  

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