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I Have a Severe Fear of Death

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    Hello Everyone. I personally don't have this

    fear- or at least not abnormally. I'm currently working as a Media Student and I'm about to start a new film. The plot is still being written and I was wondering if anyone could help me. My main character is called Evangeline - she's a young woman who suffers from Phanatophobia...
    RebeccaDaizee RebeccaDaizee 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    Fear

    i don't know what exactly,its a combination of what will happen to me when i die,and whats dieing actually like? its so severe that anytime i hear anything to do with death i panic inside. i feel horrible ever since i can remember it has scared me, it actually keeps me...
    chickensinstilettos chickensinstilettos 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2010

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    Everyone Has To Accept It.

    But I don't want to. My phobia started after my aunt died when I was 13 years old. (6 years ago) Ever since then I have had reoccurring thoughts about dying and what happens when we go. I guess I'm just scared of not knowing what is going to happen after I take my last breath...
    amj904 amj904 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2011

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    My Daily Torment

    Ever since I was 11 years of age I started to think about death but it did'nt seem to affect me to much. However in the last few months the fear I have has become more severe and now virtually every minute of the day is spent dwelling on it. It is not the pain side of it which I...
    BongoBill31629 BongoBill31629 41-45 2 Responses Aug 20, 2012

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    Help

    Ever since I was about 10 or 11 I've had a very frightening fear of death. When I was younger I used to obsess about being buried - not because I worried about being buried alive but because I couldn't understand what happened and where I went, that thought still terrifies...
    lawbox18 lawbox18 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 28, 2009

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    Terrified

    Just within the last few weeks I started this death and dying "phobia." I think it stems from my loneliness and fear that I will die alone. I think about it as soon as I wake up and when Im going to bed. I cannot imagine never seeing this earth and its people again. I...
    clerk66535 clerk66535 31-35 2 Responses Jul 1, 2009

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    ~ Not Death So Much ~

       IT'S THE NOT KNOWING WHAT COMES AFTER THAT I HAVE A SEVERE FEAR OF................... I'M NOT SCARED OF DYING PERSAY, I'M SCARED OF WHAT COMES AFTER. I DON'T WANT TO END UP BACK HERE, IN PAIN TO RERUN THIS MESSED UP LIFE AGAIN. I DON'T WANT TO JUST DISAPPEAR EITHER...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 24, 2009

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    Jesus. I almost hit the floor.

    She is dead...made pretty for us. I can't look at her. The blood drained from my brain..this can't be. A pink bed for eternity. I want to shake her and tell her to wake up but I know it's over. I'm tempted to put my phone in her hands so she can call me and tell me the jokes...
    joecell joecell 46-50, M Oct 22

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    I Won't Go, And You Can't Make Me.

    If I could live forever, I'd be happy. I don't want to leave anyone or anything behind...
    SongsFromTheSoul SongsFromTheSoul 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2012

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    Fear Of Death Is Driving Me Crazy

    Hello Everyone, I guess I will start off by saying my fear of death started as a child.  Any time I think of it, of what happens after (do I just disappear?  Everyone I love?)  I have a panic attack.  Just typing this is unsetting me.  As a child I...
    noemail633 noemail633 36-40 5 Responses May 22, 2010

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    Paralyzing Fear

     I have been close to death a few times in my life, as I have struggled with an eating disorder for many years.   At times I thought I wanted death.  The only thing that stopped me at the time was my strict Catholic upbringing that said any form of...
    jesterlover16 jesterlover16 22-25 3 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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    The Afterlife Or The Lack Of

    For the last 8 months I have been consumed with my mortality. I know death is inevitable, but I fear it. It is not so much death, but what happens after death. Is there nothing; an empty void with no self-awareness, or is there truely some define place of peace where I can...
    MLTravis MLTravis 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 9, 2013

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    This Fear Is All Consuming...

    I have been having full out panic attacks about this for years now. I can usually suppress it, but sometimes I just can't. I am absolutely terrified. I think about it at least 5 times a day. Today I became physically ill because of it. It's not so much moving on to a...
    mml411 mml411 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    I Want This Thought to Leave!

      The thought of dying is getting worse by the day,,and I feel that I fear it more than anyone...I know that many of us do have a severe fear,,but my God!,,,It Will Not Leave My Head!!! I've been online looking at caskets,,,headstones...Is this a sign that I Am going to die...
    Ydoifear23 Ydoifear23 46-50, M 6 Responses Aug 18, 2009

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    Fear Of Death

    my fear of death is related to not having anyone to relate my death with. there are two life events that matter; birth and death. the rest are just spaces we fill up in between. i am fearful of no one asking deep enough questions while they were alive. i seem to have plunged...
    benbingham benbingham 31-35, M Jan 5, 2012

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    I Have A Severe Fear Of Death.

    I have a severe fear of death. Unlike many people here I cannot tell you when this fear stared. However my fear of aging is fairly new. I have had a lot of changes in my life from this past two years. My grandfather past away a couple months back, my aunt past away last...
    Pooh90 Pooh90 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 12, 2011

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    This Feeling Will Never Go Away

    i have had a severe fear of death for as long as i remember. it began as panic attacks about twice as a child. these thoughts have come back to me recently. as much as i push them away they return. i do not understand how everyone does not have this extreme fear. i feel like life...
    rocette rocette 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2013

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    Phobia

    i have a sever fear of death and dying. and its just not me its also fear that my mum, dad and borther would die. i try to stay awake and avoid sleeping to make sure that im still breathing in the morning. i dont want any of my closest family to die alone. everyone needs company...
    ccdo ccdo 22-25, F 14 Responses Jul 21, 2009

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    I Don't Know Why

    Hey everyone, I had no clue that there was a group like this,,but I am very glad that I found it. My story; I have feared death since I was 23 and I'm 48 now, it has not left my mind,,not for one single day. I had an anxiety attack at the age of 23, and thats where it all began...
    Ydoifear23 Ydoifear23 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 21, 2009

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    Fear Of Death

    Since I crashed my car, a month after passing my driving test, I haven't been the same, I hate going out just in case something happens and I don't come home, I don't sleep because I feel like I won't wake up the next day. I can't get on the bus, or in a car since I crashed, I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 25, 2012

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    I Have A Paralyzing Fear Of Being Dead.

    I dont really know how to explain it but I have an extreme fear of being dead. I dont really have much of a story except that this fear has not allowed me to eat, sleep, I have nasty panic attacks, and i throw up alot. I feel this feeling will never go away.
    APbranch APbranch 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2012

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    Fear

    Hi, I'm not sure why I have never looked this up on the internet before now... Basically ever since I can remember, i mean like my earliest memories when I was a child, I have had this overwelming fear of death...I would have gone to bed and for some reason something would...
    ESME86 ESME86 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 16, 2009

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    I To Fear Death!!

    I can relate to all of your stories. I have had a fear of death since I was 15, mine though only comes every 4 yrs in the fall and winter months. I get so discouraged when I talk about it to family and friends and they tell me they have no fear!! Even talked to my doctor about...
    whtchoc44 whtchoc44 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 7, 2011

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    My Fear Of Death

    is that once I'm gone I'm just gone, like I never existed, and life goes on on this planet like it didn't even happen, and there's nothing left of me, no trace, no legacy, no statue, no building, not structures to remember me. That's what is left of my great grandparents. I don't...
    andrew604 andrew604 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 7, 2013

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    Fear Of Death

    One day, like a slap across the face, it hit me. I acknowledged my own mortality. This was five years ago when two loved ones passed away. Before that, I saw SO MANY people die. I work in the medical field for goodness sake. People drop like flies! It never bothered me...
    Rlmlm Rlmlm 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 20, 2013

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    "The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at anytime." - Mark Twain I don't fear death because you can't do much about it. Sure...
    makenap makenap 16-17, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I have no reason to fear death. It beckons me with open arms, warmer than that of my family, friends, and the woman I love. It makes me wish no one cared for me. Makes me wish not...
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T 18 hrs ago

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    I don't fear death itself. I fear dying alone, forgotten, with no one to miss me
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 4 hrs ago

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    I can honestly say that I do not fear death - mainly because I had to confront my own mortality a number of times and have even been clinically dead more than once. When I was 21...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 5

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    Death is a simple concept that people tend to make it out to be something it's not. They say it's a new beginning and there's more to it. But this is simply not true all death...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 2 Responses Oct 28

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    Fear of life We are a living part of creation empowered by spirit. Inside each living creature lives a soul. It pushes us drives us affects us in every possible way. Every faith...
    anamikanta anamikanta 31-35 Nov 9

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    I'm not sure many people realize that there's a difference between wishing for death, and simply being unafraid. Persistence of suicidal thoughts doesn't equate to fearlessness...
    Socialized Socialized 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 2

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    I remember crying in my mothers arms at the age of 7 when I finally realized that death existed. I was scared and lost with delusions that crying my eyes out would change my...
    Tomorrowsday Tomorrowsday 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i don't fear death yes the death clock in our life can stop at anytime but what's to be afraid of why be afraid when your times up its up no second chances so o say try and make...
    Phoenix2014 Phoenix2014 13-15, M 3 Responses Nov 10

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    A long time ago I came face to face with a couple of situations that could have killed me, some probably should have it I hadn't run away from them. I guess I have never really...
    djjak djjak 36-40, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    It sounds cool to say, but I actually do fear death. I'm afraid of dying for nothing. My death absolutely must mean something. I can't die without leaving some mark upon the world...
    herewegothen herewegothen 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    I used to fear death and would get really upset just thinking about it. But as I grew older and phased in and out of religious preferences I finally started accepting death is part...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Oct 26

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    This doesnt mean i want to die, but i will give my life for someone else in a second. Death is always the end, it's what you do to get there that matters. Remember that, dont...
    Grant821 Grant821 16-17, M 3 Responses Oct 30

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    I don't fear death at all, I actually envy it. But it makes sense though because I'm suicidal so yeah, I'm obsessed with the thought of death.
    XxBadXVibesxX XxBadXVibesxX 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 2

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    I don't fear death I fear pain
    CopperEyedGirl CopperEyedGirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 2

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    I don't fear death I wish for it..
    Melissa072302 Melissa072302 13-15, F 16 Responses Oct 27

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    If u don't fear death does that mean u r not afraid of anytjing
    Overdrive18 Overdrive18 18-21, M 11 Responses Nov 2

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    I don't fear death,sometimes I can't wait I know that's terrible but sometimes I hate myself, I am very unhappy, I have 2 great kids , but I am hurting all the ones that mean the...
    moedogger51 moedogger51 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have a fear of a fictional cartoon pony that haunts my dreams and I'm a brony! If I describe it to someone though they might laugh and then I get embarrassed
    MaxwellMoonHoof MaxwellMoonHoof 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    But I would fear immortality.
    GirlInTheMountains GirlInTheMountains 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    I think that death is simply a rebirth into another world
    QueenofNightmares QueenofNightmares 16-17, F 22 mins ago

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    It just fascinates me, I take to many risks cuz I wanna b close to death I wanna sort of play with it. I never hav understood the fear of death seems cool to me
    bluebell45 bluebell45 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 26

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    In all honesty, I'm posting in this category and I feel incredibly ashamed to even call my situation "severe." All I can say is that I feel absolutely awful, suicidal, and...
    eternallyunfocused eternallyunfocused 16-17, F Nov 9

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