Am I making it up in my head?

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Last Updated: 07/10/2018 at 10:44am
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niamh333
May 9th, 2015 3:50am
Absolutely not! What's in your head is your reality so if it's in your head it's real to you! After all, as Dumbledore said: “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” JK Rowling :)
heartsNcupcakes
August 18th, 2015 3:47pm
I think it depends on what we're talking about here. Often times we can think in all-or-nothing terms and assume or make things up in our head and create situations that arent there. Sometimes physical pain as well, can stem from thoughts in our head. However, mental an emotional afflictions, while made up in our heads are not any less real. Things such as anxiety, depression, eating problems, etc. Theyre all very real issues that sometimes are created from our head, then at some point seems to be out of our hands. Do not take your problems lightly or assume that they arent real.
DancingAlong
December 14th, 2015 10:16am
No. Whatever you are feeling and thinking are valid, no matter what anyone else says. You have the right to feel your feelings and think your thoughts. You have a right to be listened too. You are not making up problems in your head.
InvisibleMonster
April 25th, 2016 10:21pm
No your not, All mental health issues are very real even if you cant see them or other people cant see or hear them its like air, you cant really see it but it is there and its very real, and many people experience it so your not alone.
RightSideSmiles
August 2nd, 2016 9:57am
No, everything you experience is real to you. If you close your eyes, imagine a purple Dragon that shoots Twinkies, the purple Dragon exists in your imagination. But because it's in your head doesn't necessarilymake it a fact, this is the difference
ilistenyoutalk
January 23rd, 2017 12:58pm
You are creating thoughts. And thoughts become reality. Think wisely! Sometimes you create more problems subconsciously if you taking unnecessary time on them. Thinking something else even reading a book going to make your mind away of problems. You can come back on a problem with a healthy consciously thought pattern.
NicoleMK
January 15th, 2018 7:12pm
Absolutely not! Whatever you are going through is completely valid and it is okay to feel the way that you do. Although sometimes our brains make us feel inadequate or crazy for feeling the things we do, it is important to remember that you aren`t doing anything wrong. You are who you are and you are facing something challenging and you will get through it.
hobbitwho
April 25th, 2015 8:23pm
Most of the time, yes. But it doesn't mean that it's not important or that it won't hurt you the same.
peacefulCat41
July 4th, 2015 2:22pm
If you are experiencing an uncomfortable emotion or feeling, it may be because of one of several things. It could be that your body is deprived of a certain thing such as food, sleep, or socialization. If you have an irrational fear, it is most likely not true. A measure of caution can be good, but if it is interrupting normal daily functioning, you should talk to a close friend about it, read a self-help guide on 7 Cups, or see a professional.
lilscotsangel
November 23rd, 2015 1:50am
Evaluate everything and don't make rash judgements. Possibly ask others what they think, as sometimes your paranoia can grow which makes you think the worst
Anonymous
December 29th, 2015 8:53am
Yes and no, you are making it up in your head but also for some people it is caused by past traumatic experiences that you don't remember having
ShadeGraceLoves
July 10th, 2018 10:44am
Depending on what it could be, but most of the time, regardless of whether or not you’re making it up, there’s always a meaning behind it, and that meaning can be the cause of a lot of issues involved in the area of negative mental health. For example, if you think you are overwhelmed by a number of emotions, and this could be strongly affecting your daily life, you could question as to whether you may have a mood or personality disorder. You could also question as to whether you’re making it up, however, regardless of this point, it’s always worth looking at why you could be feeling this way, just to be safe. It’s always good to tell someone about how you feel, and maybe eventually seek professional help. If you find that this still doesn’t help, it doesn’t hurt at all to ask a teacher, a friend, and tutor, a parent, a doctor, a coach, or anyone who is in a position of trust. If they fail to give you the help you need, they are failing their duties as a person of trust.