VOICES

Lyrics from an assessment for schizophrenia. Not my assessment, mind you, I just found the content for this series of questions like a litany. They are supposed to only relate to one of them, but I imagined that by stating all of them it would sound, collectively, quite strange.

My voices punish me for something I have done

My voices want to help me

My voices persecute me for no good reason

My voices want to protect me

My voices are evil

My voices help to keep me sane

My voices want to harm me

My voices help me to develop my special powers or abilities

My voices want me to do bad things

My voices help me to achieve my goal in life

My voices try to corrupt or destroy me

My voices are very powerful

My voices reassure me

My voices frighten me

My voices make me happy

My voices make me feel down

My voices make me feel angry

My voices make me feel calm

My voices make me feel anxious

My voices make me feel confident

When I hear voices I tell them to leave me alone

When I hear voices I try to take my mind off them

When I hear voices I try to stop them

When I hear voices I do things to prevent them talking

When I hear voices I am reluctant to obey them

When I hear voices I listen to them because I want to

When I hear voices I willingly follow what my voices tell me

When I hear voices I do things to get in contact with my voices

When I hear voices I seek the advice of my voices

When I hear voices I seek to confess my sins

When I hear voices I know I am special

When I hear voices I look for someone talking

My voices are singing like angels

My voices are forcing the issue

My voices bring hope to the desolate

I am grateful for my voices