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    Hi,

    I kind of understand what you're going through, as my dad suffers from paranoia as well. It's great that you have identified that you have a problem and are trying to get it sorted, it will make things much easier (hopefully!). My dad wasn't even able to recognise that he was suffering from any mental health issues (he has both paranoia and depression), so it has taken a long time (around six years) for us to finally convince him to seek help.

    If you haven't already, I'd suggest getting in touch with a mental health professional, as they will be able to provide help and guidance in lessening, and hopefully overcoming your paranoia. Also, whenever your paranoia flares up and you begin to worry, try to remind yourself that the chances of someone being 'out to get you' are very, very low. Perhaps you could ask a friend or family member that you trust to accompany you on your way home from work?

    I really hope you find a way to overcome these feelings soon :hugs:
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    Hi,

    I kind of understand what you're going through, as my dad suffers from paranoia as well. It's great that you have identified that you have a problem and are trying to get it sorted, it will make things much easier (hopefully!). My dad wasn't even able to recognise that he was suffering from any mental health issues (he has both paranoia and depression), so it has taken a long time (around six years) for us to finally convince him to seek help.

    If you haven't already, I'd suggest getting in touch with a mental health professional, as they will be able to provide help and guidance in lessening, and hopefully overcoming your paranoia. Also, whenever your paranoia flares up and you begin to worry, try to remind yourself that the chances of someone being 'out to get you' are very, very low. Perhaps you could ask a friend or family member that you trust to accompany you on your way home from work?

    I really hope you find a way to overcome these feelings soon :hugs:
    Thank you so much for your help. It's nice to hear someone who has or knows someone who's had a similar experience as I worry I'm the only one suffering. I am a bit worried to seek help unless it's anonymous as I don't want my family knowing


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    Thank you so much for your help. It's nice to hear someone who has or knows someone who's had a similar experience as I worry I'm the only one suffering. I am a bit worried to seek help unless it's anonymous as I don't want my family knowing


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    You're welcome, and you're definitely not the only one! I honestly think that it would be beneficial for your family to know, so that they can support you, but I understand if you'd prefer them not to
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    You're welcome, and you're definitely not the only one! I honestly think that it would be beneficial for your family to know, so that they can support you, but I understand if you'd prefer them not to
    I just feel like I'm all alone and I don't think my friends would listen and I don't know if there are any counselling sessions available at my sixth form


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    Thank you so much for your help. It's nice to hear someone who has or knows someone who's had a similar experience as I worry I'm the only one suffering. I am a bit worried to seek help unless it's anonymous as I don't want my family knowing


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    If you go to your GP it will be confidential. The only times where they will tell someone is if you or someone else is at risk, and you will be told about the process if that is the case. If you are under 16, there is a chance they may tell your parents, but this is something you can discuss with them.

    You're honestly not the only one with these worries. Many people go through this at some point in their life, and it is treatable.


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    I just feel like I'm all alone and I don't think my friends would listen and I don't know if there are any counselling sessions available at my sixth form


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    Maybe you could try sending your student support department at sixth form an email, asking whether counselling sessions are available, or go and ask them in person?
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    I've just awoken from a terrible nightmare this is taking the piss now.


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    Please seek help. It can be treated before it escalates.

    I had the same feelings and left it for 4 years. It escaped to the point that I was diagnosed with schizophrenia and hospitalised 16 times.

    It's really important that you don't let this get worse, ok? I would go to your GP if I were you.
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    Please seek help. It can be treated before it escalates.

    I had the same feelings and left it for 4 years. It escaped to the point that I was diagnosed with schizophrenia and hospitalised 16 times.

    It's really important that you don't let this get worse, ok? I would go to your GP if I were you.
    I'm fine when I'm at college and home and that its just when I'm in the street.


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