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.

11 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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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