Yes, we certainly know one thing - the only constant is change. Day to day and moment to moment. We were fortunate to have people that would come to the house - a social worker and counselor. That helped him tremendously but it also helped us as a family to juggle appointments. We have had lengthy - hours and hours - and in depth conversations about my son’s voices. During a very psychotic stage he even wore a ring and considered himself married to one. They became his best friends and his worst tormentors. He does concede that the medication affects them - he understands this - he gets the correlation, but at the same time, to him, they seem so real and not of him or of his brain at all. I can’t relate to this but I continue to tell him they are only as bad or as good as how they affect his ability to have independence and the life he wants. He finally told them until his family can meet them, they can’t be a part of his life. I don’t get into dialogue about how “real or not real” they are. It doesn’t matter to me anymore. What matters is how they affect his day to day function and would he put up with a corporeal being treating him that way. If a voice makes fun of or bullies him, then they should not be a part of his life, just as he would not accept this from a flesh and blood friend. I pray for him frequently. I focus on him and send him love and energy. He knows I do this and I do believe it helps. He is “on the fence” about religion, but does appreciate my prayers and good energy. I tell him that IF they are a part of creation they would love and want what is best for him. If they are not a part of creation but a difference in the way that his language center perceives language (this is what I believe) then he can understand that, take his medication and realize this is how his brain works. In the meantime - for your son at the start of his journey - there comes acceptance, love of self, acceptance of the medication, and I believe with age, the calming of the positive symptoms. I believe in miracles - anything can happen - many people spontaneously recover. Just keep loving him and uplifting him My best to you and your family.