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Topic: Anxious About Death

3 posts, 0 answered
  1. Bee1998
    Bee1998 avatar
    37 posts
    21 October 2019

    Hi, I am 21 and have been having very surreal thoughts about dying for the majority of my life. I am extremely scared of the thought of death at an old age. I start thinking about when I get old, and the reality hits me, “oh shit, I am going to die one day, and that’s the end. Nothing more.”

    It scared the shit out of me...

    the thought of just being dead . It’s black. Nothing. That’s it.

    These thoughts get so bad that I start choking up and can’t breathe. Sometimes I get so caught up in today, that I forget that one day it’s going to happen.

    Can anyone else relate?

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  2. Roser
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    1 posts
    22 October 2019 in reply to Bee1998

    I can relate to the very t of all of that. I have these thoughts daily and it does scare me very much too. I’ve got lots of problems lol but I learnt its just a symptom of depression and anxiety and it can be fixed!

    Talking about it is major and good on you for reaching out. You’re not alone at all in this I promise :)

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  3. Desedrata
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    93 posts
    22 October 2019 in reply to Bee1998

    Every single person on the planet can relate to this on one level or another. It is why there are so, many quotes about seizing the day, etc...

    You are definetly not alone in these thoughts. You could try to distract yourself before you begin to start dwelling on it. Do something simple that makes you happy like listening to and singing along to your favorite song.

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