I don't know what's going on with me.

I can't help myself. I keep daydreaming about dying. Not just any way either. I keep imagining myself driving and getting into a fatal car accident. I can't stop thinking about it. I even think about when i'm driving. Which honestly scares me. I am not afraid of death though. But it is unsettling how much I think about. I don't know what's wrong with me. I have to admit sometimes it seems like a good thing but then I think about my family. I think I need help. What do I do?

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  • You need to talk to a professional, you are obsessing.

  • Obsessive thoughts of death and dying have at least two very common roots. The first is a recent near death experience such as a heart attack for example. The other can come from just stress and depression. This affects a chemical called serotonin which is found in the brain, and leads to increased obsessive thinking. If you have not already done so, it is best to see your doctor to find out if you are depressed, and possible medication to help you over the difficult period. I wish you well.

  • your obsessing over it... and if you are in favor of the thought of death.. rather than petrified of these thoughts.. then i would believe that you do need to get help.

    it is human nature to strive to live. this is why a lot of people panic and have anxiety in the first place- we are afraid we are dying of something! There is nothing wrong with not fearing death..but considering it a good thing means you need to have the chemicals in your brain put back on track. and thats nothing to be ashamed about. We all have different ways we need to work on ourselves to feel normal and happy.

    I would suggest getting some help and talking to a professional.

  • Nearly, all the replies you have had, have really suggested the same thing and that is to try and get help from your doctor first. Be firm, insist that you know your body/mind. Good luck. Keep posting.

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