Im worried my friend might be Schizophrenic....
Okay, so today I was with my friend on a bus to a band competition, and I looked over and noticed that he had his hands over his ears, he was curled up on the seat, and he looked terrified, and like he was going to cry. I thought he was having a fit or something. I got really worried and asked if he was okay, but all he did was look at me like he was scared to death. After a few minutes, he was fine. But then he was looking around weirdly and talking-- well, more like whispering-- the same thing over and over, like he was talking to someone, but no one was there.
About 20 minutes later, he called my name and said, "Can I ask you something?" so I said yes, and he hesitated, saying that I'd just think he was crazy. But I insisted that he ask, so he did. And he asked me, "... Did you hear the voices?"
I answered with a no, and he nodded.
I got VERY worried after that, and when I got home, I explain to my mom what had happened, since she's a nurse, so I thought she might have an idea, and she told me that hearing voices like that is a sign of Schizophrenia, and its possible because it shows up in your late teens a lot. She told me he might be Schizophrenic, so I was wondering, is that a possibility? Or maybe something else is wrong? But I cant see another reason why he'd be hearing voices and being so afraid of them; enough to try to block them out by covering his ears.
I'm really worried about him, so any ideas or thoughts would really help!