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Thoughts of hurting other people



Well-known member
Jul 12, 2011
I don't know if this is in the right place so apologies if not.

So basically I've always been a caring person who likes helping others / animals and I hate fighting, I think the only times I've ever fought is to look out for people who I felt were being mistreated and couldn't look after themselves but recently due to various issues including my mum being really ill and other stuff I feel quite detached and I've been reading up on nihilism which is the concept that there is no reason were here our life serves no purpose there is no heaven and hell etc and it's messed up my mind further because I do find myself leaning towards that mentality that I'm just existing and all these rules and norms we have were created by society but why should I abide by them? I was a good person before and I did stuff not because I thought there was any great reward but that's how I am but it's got me nowhere essentialy and whilst I've always thought of hurting myself or ending my life I've never thought about hurting other people or if I have I've fought against it and gone "I'm not that type of person" now I just think well if I did just give in to the urge and say someone was harassing me or mocking me and I beat them up it's irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. What I want to know is if I went to my GP and told her I think about hurting people ... would I get arrested? I don't care if I do I just wanna know I mean my mum hasn't got long left and I don't wanna upset her but she's my only concern and once she goes I'm going as well coz I don't wanna be alive without her in my life - she's the only one that truly cares for me and everyone else pretends to but they don't really so yeah my question is what would happen if I told my GP how I felt about hurting other people? - Thanks in advance (sorry if this post upsets anyone I'm just looking for help) XXX


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Forum Safety Team
Oct 11, 2014
You are not going to get arrested for thinking about hurting other people. it is normal to think about that.
I don't know what they would do, probably nothing or refer your to either PMHT or CMHT.
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