For the last few years I’ve lied to my closest friends about something so awful, I’ve been telling ten I have a serious mental illness, that I’m a paranoid schizophrenic, they think I go to a psychiatrist every few weeks and that I’m on medication for it, I don’t even know why I lie about it, I know I’m a terrible person but I’m just so afraid they will find out.

19 Responses to “For the last few years I’ve”

  1. Anonymous

    That’s the thing, I have no idea why I lied about it, I just wanted to try saying what I did on here to maybe gain some outside perspective on my situation.


  2. Anonymous

    #3 here, i have met a couple of people who have claimed to mental illness too when they really didn’t and they were curious about it and how others would react.


  3. Anonymous

    I understand that it seems like some sort of cool thing to get your friends’ attention and all, but as someone with schizophrenia, I can assure you it isn’t cool nor funny in the least.

    I know you probably didn’t mean any harm in it, but lying about mental illness continues to perpetuate the stigma that surrounds it and that is an issue.

    You should tell them, even if it isn’t today or tomorrow. Yes, they’ll probably be angry at you. But, if they’re really your friends, they’ll forgive you and you guys can work through it..if not? Well, perhaps it will serve as a lesson as to why you shouldn’t lie about things like that.

    That’s just my two cents though, feel free to ignore it.


  4. Anonymous

    I feel like you might just want attention. That’s normal: everyone wants that, but faking a mental illness to get it is definitely not good. Maybe you should come clean because I’ve met people who lie to me about things like this, too, and they’ve never told me they were lying, but it was easy to tell. You’re friends might know you’re lying already. Compulsive liars aren’t always necessarily good liars.


  5. Anonymous

    They don’t know I’m lying, they had a meeting with me last week to try convince me to go to an institution for a while. It wasn’t for attention, I wish it was, I don’t even bring it up anymore unless they do.


  6. Anonymous

    Mm, I have it all wrong then. I’m sorry, that’s all I know about this. If they think it’s bad enough that you need to go to an institution, then they must be really worried about you. All I can say is that you should definitely tell the truth as soon as possible, and maybe then they can help you figure out why you lied. They know you much better than the people here.


  7. Anonymous

    !!! What if all of the comments on this page were made by the same person and they’re having a conversation with ‘themselves’? Start keeping a journal and find out if you really do have issues. Prevent your own Shutter Island. ~elbiera


  8. Anonymous

    Trust me you don’t want to be in a mental institution like I was. It sucks that the notion of being in a mental institution and having to be on antipsychotics. So it’s not going to help you much try to seek attention lying about a disorder you don’t have. Because I attentionally got myself locked up in a loony bin making people think that I had schizophrenia because I was lonely and I was suffering from depression and I had a manic state and I was just desperate to get attention because I was hitting rock bottom emotionally and just needed somebody to talk to. Unless they sit the antipsychotic meds they put me on made me more miserable and the mental institution abused me. I know I don’t have schizophrenia. I was however labeled by a doctor with schizoaffective disorder which is a form of schizophrenia and bipolarism. And I very attentionally got myself labeled with that too. But I don’t have paranoid schizophrenia. But the bipolarism is definitely true and so, is the depression. And what scared me the most is I told my own best friend that I wanted to kill myself right before I got locked up in the mental institution days before I got locked up. And I have no recollection of telling her that I wanted to kill myself. And I was suffering from actual real post-traumatic stress disorder too. So faking some disorder to get attention but not purely to just get attention and I wanted help emotionally and I thought I wanted and needed professional help. But the people in the mental institution abused me badly and and I didn’t get the emotional help I truly needed and I didn’t get counseling to help me. And the one doctor didn’t understand that I didn’t want to talk about my post traumatic stress disorder so, I punched him in the face and attacked him. Well the doctor tried to pin me as psychotic. And I know I’m not psychotic because I have a conscience and I do feel bad for my actions.


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