15-20% of the population has frequent paranoid thoughts.
In sharing experiences of suspicion or paranoia, you can be encouraged that you or a loved one is not alone, and in sharing you can be an encouragement to others independent of where you are on your path.
When sharing, in can be helpful to include what preceded the experiences (e.g. abuse, trauma, mind-altering substances, long-term stress, change in worldview), and what has or has not brought relief.
With that in mind we are interested in brief (500 word) accounts of suspicious or paranoid experiences. We will endeavor to post these on this page.
Send in your story to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Though these accounts will be shared on this page, we unfortunately cannot offer clinical advice or feedback on these individual accounts. If you are having a crisis please google your county + crisis line and call your local support. If this is a life-threatening emergency and you are in the USA, please dial 9-1-1.
These stories may be used in forthcoming publications and for research purposes. Your privacy is our priority. Please do not put your real name in the account. However, there are millions of people your age and providing such information could bring light to future research. Nevertheless, if you are not comfortable sharing your age please refrain from mentioning a fictional one.