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Fear of fire

Scapes1986

Scapes1986

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I am a burn victim that survived a horrible house fire. Now everywhere I go I have this horrible fear of being set on fire again. Please help me overcome this!

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I am a burn victim that survived a horrible house fire. Now everywhere I go I have this horrible fear of being set on fire again. Please help me overcome this!

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Have you considered seeing some sort of counselor, therapist, or mental health specialist?
 
Scapes1986

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I am part of a program but I haven't shared this fear. Its deep inside. I would rather share it with someone who can relate.
 
bpd2020

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I am so sorry you have had such a traumatic experience. In my experience, the right therapist can help so much even if they have not been through the same thing as we have. I am wondering if you could google support groups and charities in your area that offer support for burn victims?
 
Lavender_Rose

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Mine is not as extreme but my hair was caught on fire when I was a kid. Not any burns just a lot of my hair was singed off. I didn't really remember being scared of fire. Many years later a guy I knew, who smoked, lite a lighter really close to my face, slightly behind me and I had an instant panic come over me. I realized then that it was fire lighting close to my face caused panic like that in me. But not actual fire. I'm sorry you've had such a traumatic experience, I hope you can open up to more people and begin to heal from it.
 
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