Hi, Like most people, we went down the conventional route first, including lots of medication, which never helped and even hurt my daughter. Therapy has always been the major part of her journey and continues to be today. Everyone responds differently to the antipsychotic medications, though, and the whole topic is very complex. Mad in America offers a lot of videos that might help you get more informed — Joanna Montcrieff, Robert Whittaker, Sandra Steingard, to start with. You also might want to see if there are any hearing voices networks in your area. We know now that there are various ways for your son to navigate through these challenges. In my daughter’s case, when she felt that she had had enough of hospitalizations and medications, she made the decision to leave it all behind and became more engaged in her own recovery. The humanizing influence of the hearing voices movement has made a great difference in her life. She attended a hearing voices peer support group for years, which was extremely helpful. She has learned to make meaning of the voices and knows that, for her, they are related to powerful emotions from earlier in her life. Some people’s voices go away in time; it’s all so individual. Take a bit of comfort from the fact that the mental health field is slowly becoming enlightened about hearing voices, and there is a lot of help and holistic support out there if you look in the right places. I wish you, your son and your family the very best!