Â It’s never “stupid” to be concerned about your mental health. Your vigilance is good. I’m glad you asked your question.
It’s normal to hear our own voice in our head. It might represent our consciousness, but you are hearing voices that you do not recognize and that is concerning. More information is necessary to determine what might be wrong.
I would like to know more about what was happening in your life when you heard these voices. For instance, had you experienced a stressful day or had you not slept well the night before? I would also want to know things such as: what is your family life like, whether you’re taking medication, whether you have ever had a head injury or have used illegal drugs, and so forth.
I would recommend asking your parents to take you to a mental health professional. He or she will gather information about your symptoms, your psychosocial history and determine what might be wrong. Most importantly, the therapist will develop a treatment plan for how to best address these symptoms.
Depending upon what might be wrong, the consulting professional might suggest being evaluated by a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists are medical doctors who can prescribe medication for mental health problems, if necessary. You may not need medication but you, your therapist and your parents can make that determination after gathering more information about your symptoms.
I hope this helps you know how to proceed. You might think it’s frightening to ask for help but it won’t prove to be true. Mental health professionals know how to treat these problems. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle