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I just wanted to detail this mental health issue I’ve been dealing with for a few years. I haven’t had access to mental health help until recently, so that’s why it’s been able to go untreated. Basically, I deal with paranoid thoughts and fears. Usually, I see something like creepy videos online or stuff about true crime. That’s some identifiable triggers. They cause me to become very cautious and aware of my surroundings. I get scared that someone is going to break into my house and hurt me. Or that I’m being stalked. Sometimes, it gets bad enough that I hide wherever I am in the house and completely breakdown. Sometimes, I feel like I have to protect myself. Usually, I have to call someone to talk me down. My sibling used to help me walk to my room, but he has since moved out of the house. Does anybody know what this could be?

    • Jadie

      888d

      This is a portion of what I deal with in my psychotic features. I have a lot of paranoia that primarily stems from PTSD. Had a year straight of a delusion where people were breaking and entering my house at night to hurt me. I was isolated at the time and isolation always makes it worse. Had to have my boyfriend stay in video calls over night just so I could sleep feeling safe. Ive been untreated for these issues as well and I understand your pain. I do not have schizophrenia but Living Well with Schizophrenia on youtube has helped me gather more insight into what I deal with and how to cope. Lauren focuses on that disorder but her channel can be helpful to a lot of different people. General psychotic features can be hard to pinpoint because even major depressive disorder and PTSD can have them. The youtube channel might be able to help you find more triggers and how to avoid them.

    • honeyful

      888d

      ive had very minor paranoid thoughts before, but ive had a span of time where i thought there was a ghost living in my room after i binge watched true crime. im not too experienced with paranoia but it does sound like some type of it. perhaps grounding exercises like meditating could help? i wish you good luck 💕

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