I Am Scared of Death

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 470 People

    I literally just had a weird spasm thinking

    about death.. didn't help that i was watching clips from P.s I love you.. and it got me thinking... I don't know exactly what it is.. but i think its the idea like from a young age we believe that things last forever... watching someone else on the screen die is normal for us...
    cupcakes1995 cupcakes1995
    18-21, F
    Jul 1, 2015

    i stayed up all night watching tv

    and around 6am when i was reading a book online i felt my heart slowing down and i started kinda suffocating, i felt like my whole body was going numb and i was thinking this is it, am gonna die on Christmas. it became kinda hard for me to move and i started to panic but after...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 25, 2014

    Why Fear?

    I am an atheist and I do not believe in any kind of afterlife. However I could be wrong. I see it this way. There ether is, or is not any kind of consciousness after death. If there is not (as I think is the case) then being dead will be like being under general anesthetic. There...
    krool1969 krool1969
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 9, 2013

    I am terrified of death,

    the thought haunts me, if stops me doing things in my day to day life. When people bring it up I am sick with fear, I have even passed out at the sound of the word. I don't know what's wrong with me, it's natural... I just can't stand the thought of the unknown
    livelifefully73 livelifefully73
    18-21, F
    Nov 3, 2014

    I Am Scared of Death"

    My names Tom, i am a uniqe person and i am a talented guitar player, but i have an obsesive fear of death. I fear this subject because i think that when you die, you experience an extreme nothingness. No thought & no senses and no memory of the life you had. And i fear this...
    Goldsmatic Goldsmatic
    16-17, M
    11 Responses Aug 24, 2007

    Everytime I go away for a few days/weeks,

    I'm scared my dog will die and I'll never see her again, so I ask whatever forces rule the universe that she'll be here when I come back.
    chocix chocix
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 28

    I am terrified of death.

    I am also terrified of losing those closest to me. I thought I had my fear under control to the point where I wasn't having panic attacks every night but recently I lost both my grandparents. For the first time I saw someone who was dead. Ever since then my fear has worsened and...
    holygrailofvampires holygrailofvampires
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2015

    My health has taken a turn

    for the worst, and while I probably won't die, I'm terrified of the off chance that I could. How do people cope with the possibility of dying? I don't want to just cease existing. There is so much to live for.
    Kingsen Kingsen
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 21, 2015

    A boy I graduated high school with two years

    ago died last week. One day he was healthy and the next day he was found unconscious in his apartment and taken to the hospital and tested positive for influenza A... Fast forward one week, he now had a rare virus that spread to his brain and his parents have made the...
    disapney disapney
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 23, 2014

    i'm in a panic right now!

    !! this whole image just drive me nuts!!! OMG.someone,help me out get through this night.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 20, 2015

    And again... How to deal with this?

    ?? Someone tell me!Please...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2015

    Scared Of Unkown

    I've read your stories and we have lots in comon in this area... I fear the unknown, I fear nothingness, the act (if pain and fear is involved), not being able to be a part of this earth comunity anymore - not seeing technical progress etc. What if they invent an elixir of...
    amlost amlost
    26-30, F
    Oct 8, 2009

    I'm an atheist who fears death.

    Hate me all you want, but it is what it is. I fear it despite having had suicidal thoughts in the past.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 30, 2015

    I want to believe there is life

    after death but I'm not sure. I try not to think about it. The thing that scares me the most is, what if my husband dies before me? He's healthy and fairly young, of course, but some things cannot be anticipated. Losing him is something I know I could never handle even though I...
    lauren71 lauren71
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 2, 2014
    BloodyVampire BloodyVampire
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 9, 2014

    It's not that I'm scared of actually dying,

    It's the way people would react.. It makes me cry when I think about someone finding my body, parents, siblings. Friends, Etc I don't want ANYONE to cry, why should they? Knowing I lived an awesome life.. My biggest fear is accidentally killing myself when my parents are...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2014

    Ugh, I had a dream where I died

    and my last sense to go was my hearing. Weeks later I find out that hearing is the last sense to go for death. Can u say creepy.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 24, 2014

    I did some research today over diabetes

    which I developed last year, I have to say I'm pretty angry because I'm constantly stressed out and scared to death because of the complications and the rates of deaths caused by this disease...
    pigiulina pigiulina
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 18, 2014

    Mainly the Decomposition Process - Upon

    looking upon the decomposition process on wikipedia and numerous other sites, i've decided I would rather be cremated than buried in anyway. I'm terrified of the decomposition process that happens to your body after death as to me a lot of it is very reminiscent of one of...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 9, 2014

    The idea of being killed quickly doesn't bother

    me very much. but dying from a disease or some other kind of slow, agonizing death, that's scary. However it's what happens AFTER you die that scares me the most. The idea of an eternal afterlife, specifically a bland, empty one with no one to talk to, is extremely disturbing to...
    Tikotacos Tikotacos
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2014

    -.- like right now. Ugh!

    !! I need to sleep.
    JessicaTacos JessicaTacos
    18-21, F
    Jan 12, 2015

    Life waits for no one.

    One day we will 80 years old and looking at old pictures of our childhood with our grandchildren, knowing that they'd rather be with friends or on their phones. But we will look at those pictures with a heavy weight on our hearts as we realize we will never get those times back...
    kuroyukikunnn kuroyukikunnn
    16-17, F
    2 Responses May 19, 2015

    I know it's a thing to boldly claim

    that you're not afraid of death, but the truth is, I am! The thought of not being around any more after certain while is pretty unnerving. The thought of dying young because I get run over by a truck is even creepier. Even if I die when I'm 100 years old, I'm going to miss out...
    LunaInvicta LunaInvicta
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 3, 2014

    Death Means Losing the Chance to Know

    I want to see the future, to know more about the world, to gain knowledge. So I fear death in this sense. Death means no longer exist, so that knowledge about the future cannot be gained. Sometimes I just think, if god tells me everything about the world, about the past, the...
    azureWINg azureWINg
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2007

    I'm very afraid of dying.

    Sometimes I have my days where I just wanna disappear but I constantly think of death. I guess that's why I have troubles sleeping.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Sep 15, 2015

    The word countdown and nothingness come to mind.

    I try to trick myself into thinking that maybe there is a god or some big force that makes life after death possible. But I'm unwillingly atheist. I have coping mechanisms like: live life to the fullest, it happens to everyone. But it's not working any more. Crap it creeps me...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 30, 2015

    I Don't Want You, Stay Away From Me

    I am so afraid of death. It's the only thing that scares me. It's horrible to think that one day I won't be here. and my things will remain here. I would be losing everything I fought for. Why God has created this kind system? Life is so beautiful, it's very scary to be still...
    Titan007 Titan007
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Jun 29, 2010
    andyjamison96 andyjamison96
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 13, 2014

    I Am Not Afraid of Death...

    But I used to be. At one point of my life it was the only thing I could think about. I would lie in bed at night and think, I could die right now. Sometimes I still do. But then I realised that being scared of death was preventing me from living. It was making me scared of...
    StarrysLove StarrysLove
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2008

    I don't know what death is

    so I'm scared of it. If death is eternal sleep, I want to die though.
    DemonicallyPossessed DemonicallyPossessed
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 2, 2014

    Just because the picture

    if this group was grim from the grim adventures if billy and mandy lol....
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 12, 2015

    The only thing scarier

    than life is death
    DemonicallyPossessed DemonicallyPossessed
    18-21, M
    Dec 25, 2014

    Something I have dreaded my whole life.

    My biggest fear in the world is death. Whenever I think about it, I'm instantly filled with dread. What happens after death? What happens before we're born? Think about it, if you've been living this whole time, you can kind of, feel it, I guess? But when you're dead, you just...
    Nessuray Nessuray
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 26, 2014

    Of failure. Something about bearing offspring

    and the realization that they are dependant on your for everything. What if I don't teach mine the correct things? What if I don't get a job soon and won't be ale to give my offspring a Christmas? What if I can't give my offspring the right tools to be self sufficient?
    MissImperfect2122 MissImperfect2122
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 26, 2014
    viktoriatiril viktoriatiril
    18-21, F
    Mar 17, 2014

    I have a rare condition

    which will kill me by the time I'm 25. It scares me knowing that I don't have long left, I'm 21 soon. I don't want to die. I just don't feel ready. I'm scared of going and I hope all the pain I will feel will be over quick. Doctors have explained what will happen and what it...
    Amber2694 Amber2694
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 27, 2015

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