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I am so sorry that you are having this feeling that people are following you and trying to hurt you, I can imagine how distressing that can be for you
May I ask, who do you think is following you trying to hurt you?
And why does your family believe that this is "all in your head?"
because something like this happen before but it was different
Can you describe how it was different and when did it happen before?
abut 5 years before, but iknow ppl were watching me they did not say anything to me, but one day it seem like i was surround by some ppl. my sister tell me i think with the left side of my brains, i should look at it as ppl standing around
Is there a possibility that this may be in your head though?
my head though please explain, i do not hear voices,
Well there is something called delusions which are false beliefs that you feel so strongly about something no matter what the evidence is contrary to it. For instance people following you can be a delusion or it can be real and there are actual people following you. Here is a link explaining a delusion in more detail for you
There are a variety of delusions, but you believe some people are following which creates fear/paranoia and can cause increasing anxiety/stress
if it is true because these ppl could be bad ppl, i can get hurt
That is true, have you considered being evaluated by a psychologist or psychiatrist because if they are not true and are delusions like your family thinks you could be harming your mental health.
Either way these people that you believe are going to hurt you do cause you stress I imagine, so maybe some medication to help lower your anxiety would help you too
Or possibly have a therapist to talk about this too, there is no harm in talking about this with someone
waiting on link
I already sent the link about delusions, but I will send it again if you like
are we finished
No we are not finished yet, can you see the link now?
Are you able to see what i am typing?
Okay good, I just wanted to make sure because it looks like we may have had a technical issue there for a minute.
Does it make sense to possibly see a therapist to help with this issue to either help lessen the anxiety that you are feeling from these people or to make sure if it is a delusion or not?
ok i read some of it, I will seek help, i just hope it not too late thank you
It is not too late at all, I think you will be fine. I wish you all best and I hope that these issues resolve soon for you. My goal is to provide you with excellent service, so if you ever have any further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at anytime. Before you sign off though, I would very much appreciate if you could rate my performance in helping you so that I can get credit for this question. Thank you very much