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Do u ever get scared about just like getting kidnapped or smthng, my parents and grandparents r always warning me about what could happen when I’m alone and all the dangerous things and stuff and ik they’re making sure I’m aware to try and keep me safe but now I’m just scared. Like what am I gonna do if someone tries to take me or hurt me. The stats say I’m bound to be sa at some point and I’m just terrified, like how do ppl cope
It is natural to have some worry, but fixating on it can cause problems, and may be a sign of generalised anxiety.
There are some things you can do to feel safer, like keeping alarms on you when walking the streets, avoiding going out when it's dark, carrying a legal criminal identifier marker spray. You could even sign up to some self-defence classes and read some articles about safety in these sorts of situations.
Ultimately, it does nothing but harm to constantly worry about this sort of thing. If everyone did this, the streets would be empty and nobody would get anything done. That said, it never hurts to be educated and prepared in case.
If you ever feel like the worry of this is causing you significant anxiety that is impacting your daily life, by all means, know that you can reach out for support at any time through your doctor.