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I Have a Severe Fear of Death

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    I think about it daily.

    I really do get scared. Terrified
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 16-17, F Nov 24, 2014

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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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    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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    I was raised Methodist

    and I still identify as a believer in God. Regardless, I still feel terrified of the thought of death. What if I'm not a good person and my afterlife is bad because of it? I'm so scared.
    healedbydamage healedbydamage 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    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 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 7, 2013

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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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    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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    ~ 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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    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 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 20, 2013

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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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    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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    The thought of dying makes me tear up

    and shake. There have been times that I do break down and I don't understand why this happens.
    ErikRomero18 ErikRomero18 18-21, M 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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    I have random panic attacks about dying,

    even when I am not thinking about death.
    twistedreality22 twistedreality22 22-25, F Jun 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    JosieLeblanc94 JosieLeblanc94 16-17, F 3 Responses May 31

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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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    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 3 Responses Feb 7, 2011

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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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    lily36912 lily36912 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    Hair Highlighting Gone Wrong... Patience Threads On Thin Ice In Hell... I am constantly changing like the Four seasons in a still life. I decided to highlight My hair today, out...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 16 hrs ago

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    I don't see why anyone would want to fear death. Yes it's a sad and lonely experience but I'm not afraid to die right now. I'm ready to go been ready for a long time.
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 22-25, F 5 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I have no idea where this came from, no one else in my family has it. Not that I ever talked about it, but my parents, grandparents, and my parents' siblings all had children young...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't fear death itself. I fear dying painfully, I fear dying before I'm ready, and I wish that I didn't overthink about things like this. I'm always thinking about the future...
    AcousticSoul17 AcousticSoul17 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Death is just an entry into a new realm of discovery; am I just in saying such?
    ascherlukas ascherlukas 16-17, T 3 days ago

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    The other day my mother rearranged me to see a friend I haven't seen since preschool and that was quite a long time ago. So I'm okay with it, sorta stressing, constantly asking my...
    MARAVELOUS MARAVELOUS 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was on a vacation by myself in my early 30s. Just broke up with a girlfriend before a planned trip to Vegas and Southern California.Decided to go without her. It was one of the...
    harveyspecter harveyspecter 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    I guess you can call it as a Blood Phobia. For some reason, my body starts to go into a panic attack, I feel queezy and start to get light headed and I pass out. It doesn't ALWAYS...
    EvoKinevil EvoKinevil 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    "Death is not the worst of all fates. Wanting to die but not being able to is" Sophocles
    DanteBlake23 DanteBlake23 36-40, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Know whats scarier than death , being left all alone
    karayecamacho karayecamacho 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I have many, many fears. The sound of a bug moving under paper in my room made me feel the need to list them. That starts the first fear. Bugs. Spiders. falling. Flying. Death...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I've led a long and unique life. It's had it's ups and downs and I've been broken but not beaten. I am currently at that stage in my life where I am looking forward to death so...
    flirtingjoe flirtingjoe 61-65, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    my early suicide note. Dear Vanessa, My good old friend, I let you down, I can't change what I am or become happy, I only pretend, I keep hurting my friends and I am...
    psychopuppet23 psychopuppet23 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I fear I'll wake up and everything will have been a dream and everyone I care about will be gone. And I'll be alone.
    Simone423 Simone423 13-15 a week ago

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