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Feeling 'paranoid'

Losing trust can extend to people feeling quite paranoid about those around them, or society at large. Such worries can seem out of proportion with reality, for example people may believe they are being watched, talked about, or are about to be ‘caught out’ by the authorities.

Financial worries sometimes seem to drive these fears, but they can also relate to concerns about what friends and family ‘really’ think of them.

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Suicidal person point of view

“It was only five or ten minutes that I was waiting for my husband and daughter to pick me up, but I kept on thinking: ‘They're not coming back for me, this is their way of getting rid of me and getting my house’. That's the way I was feeling.”

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Suicidal person point of view

“It was only five or ten minutes that I was waiting for my husband and daughter to pick me up, but I kept on thinking: ‘They're not coming back for me, this is their way of getting rid of me and getting my house’. That's the way I was feeling.”

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Family/friend point of view

“There were a couple of occasions for about a year before he killed himself when he kind of accused some of his other friends of shopping him in to the TV license people, and really odd things which were really out of character, like almost paranoid episodes.  Which I didn't know about at the time, you know, but he'd set up CCTV cameras in his house and things.”