Why am I so scared to die? I think about it so often at times. And I completely break down and sob for hours. I'm scared I'll end up in a black hole alone forever.
Last Updated: 04/27/2021 at 9:33pm
Danielle Gonzales, PsyD
Hello! My name is Dani, I am a Psychologist and registered Psych Assistant. I have a passion for helping a different types of clients from all diverse backgrounds!
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I'm sorry about the heavy distress you're in. Death is a heavy topic, and it may not be easy to accept. It sounds like you are afraid of what happens after you die. Everyone has different answers to that question. Some believe we go to heaven. Some believe we reincarnate into another life as another living being. Nobody truly knows, since nobody has died and came back to tell us what death is like. However, I think it is reasonable to believe that being dead is like how things were like before you were even born. Billions of years have passed before you were born, yet you don't remember a single thing about it. It is only now that you are aware of yourself and the environment because your experience of consciousness is created by your brain. When you finally die, you become unconscious like you were for millions of years, since your brain is no longer working. The quote from Mark Twain summarises my view nicely, who said: “I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.”
Sometimes it can be overwhelming to concentrate on things that we have no control over. Especially if a person is full of anxiety. The more anxiety there is, the more control it feels like a person needs. When something is completely out of our control, it can feel overwhelming. There is a great training material on 7Cups for anxiety. Having that outside perspective and learning more about it, will help release that need of feeling like a person needs to control it. Which interestingly enough, when they learn to control less, they end up having more control over their anxiety.
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