I'm just wondering if anyone else here has a mental illness or other disorder that causes them paranoia. This is a relatively new symptom for me (within the past six months) and it has been getting really bad lately. It's to the point where I'm calling off work because I am too scared to leave the house, and being around any strange people has my mind flooded with negative thoughts about what kind of bad people they are and how they will hurt me. I can't sleep because all I think about is dying. It's exacerbated my social anxiety because all I can think of are the negative things people are thinking about me, even online. Just constant internal berating. I don't really know what to do. :( I know I need to make an appointment with my psychiatrist but I am scared. I'm too scared to even call and reschedule. I've tried to talk to my mom about it but she's been very flippant lately.