I'm 16 and I think something's wrong with me.
I can't sleep until around midnight, and when I do, I'm terrified to open my eyes while in bed because I'll see something scary.
At night, I'm overly paranoid and my parents think I'm just being a teenager and overreacting to everything.
Like I'm afraid that if I open my eyes, I'll see a murderer coming in to kill me or something.
I'm terrified of lying down in bed at night because if I do, I have to hide under the covers and wait till I fall asleep or I turn the radio on to jazz or classical music to help me sleep. I'm not so bad during the day time, but at night, I'm overly paranoid of things trying to come and kill me. I can't sleep very well, and I have to stay in a lighted room because I think I'll have a better chance of defending myself if something comes for me.
Help me. I hate living like this. My parents don't know, I'm too scared to tell them. I don't want to see a psychiatrist either. I don't know which parent to tell....
I'm afraid of either of their reactions. What do I do? The only person I could trust to tell is so far away she can't help me.