Recently something tragic happened in my town that involved one woman getting shot and the criminal dying to escape after he was on the loose for a few days. Something like this never happened in my town and it got me scared and thinking especially about my family. This event got me thinking about what would I do when and if members of my family will start dying. I have this though in the back of my head for weeks now and its making me really depressed. I depend a lot on my family and I don’t know what I would do without them. I don’t even know why I think about this but once in my head I cannot get it out, it’s really affecting me. How can I stop thinking about this and get it out of my head? I spoke to someone about this and it made me feel better but it doesn’t last, whenever I see something that brings the thought of my family I start thinking about this again, the more I do it the more depressed I get. (From Budapest)Fear of Family Death
Fear of Family Death
It is not uncommon when something disastrous happens in a town or city that the entire area is affected emotionally. I’m sorry you are experiencing this and think it would be a good idea to look for a clinic or therapist. When a traumatic event has occurred, it can trigger a wide variety of fears. Talking about it with a professional will help.