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I think people are talking behind my back

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Hi. I have thoughts of that people are always talking behind my back, or I feel a little suspicious toward everyone, and it’s getting worse. I think some people in my school want to hurt me, and they talk bad about me. I tend to isolate myself away from people, because I feel they will judge me or hurt me. In my past, I had no friends and people always bullied me. I once had a gf, but she only used me. And I feel like I can’t trust anyone anymore, I’m getting to the point where I’m going to keep things hidden, or people will judge me, or use this information against me. I dk what to do anymore. And I am very depressed, because of some problems that occurred in my life recently.

I think people are talking behind my back

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You sound upset by the situation you are in, and I am glad you took the opportunity to reach out to us here.

It is time for you to make an appointment with a therapist to begin exploring the reasons you are feeling this way and what the best interventions might be to move you along. Several possibilities, including medicine and group therapy, may be indicated. But the first step is finding a therapist to talk to about how these issues came to be, and what can be done about it. You can use the find help tab on the top of this page to get help in your area.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan

I think people are talking behind my back

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). I think people are talking behind my back. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 18, 2019, from
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