Too afraid

My peer support specialist signed me up for the walking support group. I’m too scared to go I think. I’m not sure what to do

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Just say you changed your mind.

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I hope it doesn’t hurt her feelings if I cancel. She’s really excited about getting me to go.

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Is it just walking with people? Walking and socializing can be very therapeutic for some. Maybe try going once just to get a feel for it and if you don’t like it you don’t have to go again. Wishing you luck! :purple_heart:

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Nah. You’re entitled to change your mind.

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I might get attacked while out. The men like that I’m stuck at home and if I go places that are enjoyable to me they’ll want to ruin it and take me. They hate me and love my being afraid. If I make a mistake they’ll take me in for questioning and torture me. @Schztuna

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I thought the illuminati were out to kill me for a while. I even tried to buy projectile stun guns but the ones I wanted were backordered. I still went out though. If you think it will be bad you don’t have to go. They should understand.

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@ZmaGal have you told your pdoc that you think men are out to torture you? There are no men out to get you…you are ill…you need help.

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I see what you mean @ZmaGal. Like @jukebox said, does your pdoc know about this? Also remember you’ll be around like minded people who like to go on walks. There can be safety in numbers if you’re feeling afraid. And if it’s too overwhelming it’s okay to change your mind. The fact that you were even open to going says you’re trying your best :purple_heart:

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I don’t think anyone should talk you out of it! There’s nothing to be scared of! No one is trying to take you, no one is trying to torture you! It’s just a walk!!! You need to start somewhere. You only get one life. Don’t let this illness take it away from you! Tell the pdoc exactly how you feel and maybe she will walk next to you! It’s so beautiful outside this time of year and if you let yourself be open to it you will see that you’re afraid over nothing. And you may even make a friend or two!

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One of the things you can do to get over your fears is to expose yourself to them a little at a time.

You’ll be with a group and safe, no one is going to get you buddy. I live in the worst part of my state, and besides a little sweat, all I get when I walk while the suns out is a little exercise.

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Now, read exactly what you have said on this topic and you should see that’s it’s just irrational thinking. I think your meds need adjusting if you can’t even go on a walk. Does your pdoc know you really have this way of thinking? Are you not on an anxiety medication?

Is this fear or is this anxiety?

If its anxiety they can help with that, if not ask them to come to you, and go as far as you can. Are you in a busy area?

If you are then you might have to expect pedestrians, but if not, just tell your group other people scare you.

Just want you to work through this a little at a time until you can wrap your head around this one bud.

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It’s hard but I wouldn’t force it. I beg out of things still and it’s no drama. Sometimes though it’s good to test your boundaries and try something different. I appreciate both approaches. You might not be ready now but don’t rule it out for your future…life is too short to not try some things!

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I’ve told her. That’s why she’s trying different meds on me. I see her tomorrow. @jukebox

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Thanks @friscokid12 @Schztuna @Pinkbarbie23 @Ryanana @rogueone

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I am on the fence about recommending anything about this, I am glad you have a doctor that knows about your delusion of people trying to get you, I don’t know enough about this walking group to say if I think you should go or not.

I would say you could just blame it on the heat if it is hot where you are at if you really don’t feel like going. If you feel like you would enjoy friends I would say try it out, you can always dip out if you don’t like it and you don’t have to go again but maybe trying it out is a good thing.

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Thanks @brandotron

You have every right to not go thru with it, but as someone who has trouble bringing myself out to do things like this as well, i urge you to reconcider.

Why?

Bc what ive learned that the fear is a lie.
Its from the disease.

Enbrace your freedom by conquering the fear.

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Thanks @ImaTeaRex