Listening to a loved one who hears voices can be the most simple yet powerful act. Acknowledging the emotions the person is experiencing and that the voices are real experiences and not figments of their imagination can be extremely validating.
An excerpt from ‘Gail Hornstein on First-Person Narratives of Madness: An interview with Eric Maisel’.
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Lucy Nichol (2018). Believing me is crucial: How to talk to somebody about hearing voices. Metro. A useful, easy-to-read article about how to respond to someone who’s hearing voices
National MIND also has some tips on how to support some who is hearing voices, which you can access here.