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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, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    ~ 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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    I think about it daily.

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

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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

    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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    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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    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 Jul 27

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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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    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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    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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    JosieLeblanc94 JosieLeblanc94 16-17, F 2 Responses May 31

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
    AnthonyFlores18 AnthonyFlores18 18-21, M Jul 26

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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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    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 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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    Many people ask "why are we born, if we're just gonna die?" Well....... I say, live like there's no tomorrow, and dream like tomorrow was yesterday. Get your mind outta the gutter...
    Outofbodyxp Outofbodyxp 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    I raised my children well. I'm not afraid to die as long as it's not before my mother.
    bookbren bookbren 51-55, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    hey ,,anyone does know member profile named jamlec ?? anyone who.has chated with him or know any details on him ?? please .
    prgya prgya 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    I can never forget the time i had an attack. When I was 6 or 7 years old, me and my brother were at church with my mom and dad. We sat in the rows and listened to the preacher...
    Gavin788 Gavin788 13-15, M 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    i need to get a job. i'm scared and don't want to. i've already failed at it then. i've failed my husband, my parents, God, and myself. and probably you.
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 23 hrs ago

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    I'm afraid of death, well not exactly I'm more afraid of what's after death, better yet, I'm afraid of the unknown. That's it. I'm not afraid of death but what's after it? We won't...
    LittleBallOfFire LittleBallOfFire 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm supposed to have a fear of abandonment, but I don't see how so, I am the one who isolates myself n doesn't wanna be bothered with people. i have borderline personalitity...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 3 days ago

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    Mine is so bad that I've become a semi hoarder. I've been abandoned by 3 out of 4 parents. (My bios when I was a baby and adoptive dad when I was in 6th grade) luckily I got my mom...
    SeanDR SeanDR 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Death fears me..................... Hahaha
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 days ago

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    I fear a lot of things. Spiders, wasps, bugs.. But death? Nah I don't fear it. When it's my time, it's my time. Be it tomorrow or 50 years from now. Of course I would like to have...
    MissRainDrops97 MissRainDrops97 18-21, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    Not afraid of death, we'll all die someday. I think its more indifference though in my case, I don't wanna die but if a car was speeding toward me, I don't think I'd care enough to...
    Sxgittarius Sxgittarius 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Death is one thing I done fear. It's going to come one day and oh well I'm not fussed
    xxSatansDemonxx xxSatansDemonxx 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I fear death in the respect of life as you only live once but death in the respect of a love one is a fear not to exceed above your years living as a person with a life to see and...
    Amazon3 Amazon3 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    I have the mentality where I keep telling myself that everything is okay, it doesn't hurt too bad, and it will go away soon. I've been pretty sick before to the point where...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i have never actually been afraid of dying because its a part of life and you can't change it. i remember when i always wanted to just see how it felt to die and what the last...
    strawbby strawbby 13-15, F 6 days ago

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