Whenever someone is experiencing voices, they should be evaluated by a mental health professional. It’s abnormal to hear voices and may indicate that a psychological problem is present.
It’s also concerning that you are feeling paranoid so much so that you are frightened about writing this letter. In reality, there is nothing to be afraid of. No one is out to get you. No one is attempting to blackmail you. It can seem that way but that doesn’t mean it’s true. When we are having emotional distress, we often misperceive things.
Like the voices, your paranoia is also suggestive of a psychological problem.You think your parents will see you as “misguided” if you reveal these problems to them but your prediction might be wrong. They’ll probably be concerned and want to help.
It was a wise decision to contact a mental health professional about your symptoms. It’s the first step to getting help. The next steps include reporting your symptoms to your parents and asking them to take you to a mental health professional. If they don’t believe you, then show them my response to your letter. It’s confirmation that your concerns are valid.
Finally, please don’t ignore your symptoms. Treatment could help tremendously and prevent the development of additional psychological issues. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle
Mental Health & Criminal Justice