IMAGINE you have two people speaking into each ear at the same time.
That’s what it can be like for those who hear voices.
Kellie Comans, Kelly Bayley and Sarah Sewell all hear voices.
They’ve been told they’re crazy, that they need to “up their medication”.
But there’s nothing strange about them — they simply hear voices.
“I work full-time, I have a boyfriend, I have a beautiful life and I’m normal,” Ms Comans said.
“It’s said that we’re fighting the last civil rights movement to be accepted, and we do see it that way.
“We get judged, it can go on our records, it can affect jobs, it can affect anything.
“But the three of us, we don’t pay any attention to our diagnosis, it’s not relevant to who we are, what we’re capable of or what we want to do — we’re Kellie, Sarah and Kelly.”
On Saturday, Intervoice World Hearing Voices Day, the trio met in QEII Square and offered support to those who may also be hearing voices, with Intervoice claiming up to 13 per cent of people can hear voices others can’t.
The Albury-Wodonga Hearing Voices support group meets at Albury Library Museum on Fridays at 11am to 1.30pm and Tuesdays at Gateway Community Health in Wodonga at 5pm to 7pm — anyone can go.