How to cope with a fear of death? I
February 12, 2011 8:52 AM Subscribe
I'm terrified at the thought of dying and don't know what to do. I am not actually dying or sick in any way but sometimes I can't stop worrying about it. How can I stop, or feel better about it?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (40 answers total) 41 users marked this as a favorite
I'm young, in pretty good health, and probably not dying anytime soon. But sometimes the idea of dying--of not existing anymore--completely terrifies me. I get really panicky when I think about it. Weird things trigger it, like a scene from Robot Chicken where one of their little made-up clay guys is an astronaut who flies into the sun. I just saw that and now am nervous and shaky and on the verge of tears. How do people cope with this? I can't be the only one who feels this way--how do you handle it? How can I stop freaking out about this?
To preempt religious questions, I am committed to a religion, but it doesn't really address this in a way that makes me feel better in the moment.