I'm scared to get mental help

I've been hallucinating my entire life. I remember hallucinating in the first grade but not telling anyone because I didn't think it was that unusual. It's only when I'm alone and it's not really thaaaaaat intense. Once i woke up and saw someone staring down at me and then it vanished. Once I was alone in my room and I heard someone yell "Hey" really close to my ear. I've heard footsteps and breathing and the sound doors make when you close them and tapping noises. I have never told anyone, not even my therapist or psychologist because I'm ashamed of it and I'm pretty sure my parents wouldn't believe me and my brother would tell me it's stupid. I can live my life and function the way I am now. Should I make an effort to tell someone I hallucinate or just go on hallucinating in secret?

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  • In my opinion, you should tell your psychologist about it, but when you feel ready to. if you have thought about getting help, then it's because you believe you need it. but don't be ashamed of it, it's something you cant control. good luck :)

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    • I don't think this is a "when you're ready" kind of thing. This sounds much more serious, and if I were to pick the most common hallucination-inducing psychotic disorder, I'd say it sounds like Schizophrenia. Hallucinating things observing you or calling for you without a way to stop it for the rest of your life isn't feasibly healthy, and I think that he's seriously underestimating the long-term effects that this would have on his mental health.

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      • youre right, but he did say he can live his life and function the way he is now, so I assumed it cant be that bad for him/her, but I still do recommend he/she gets some help.

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    • Well said

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  • you sure its not a ghost? :o

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    • a ghost that has been following him/her their entire life.. i'm SHOOK

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    • Do you think I haven't thought of that, I'm a paranoid sack of garbage and I'm scared of the attic can you please not mention the paranormal

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      • Im just trying to help figure out the problem.

        If you lived in the same house your whole life, maybe its just a ghost.

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  • Trust me, your psychologist will have heard much much worse. It doesn't sound like it's taking over your life or anything but probably worth mentioning as it can get more intense as you get older.

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  • Why would you tell anyone , what benefit can they give

    Also the people you see cant harm you so dw

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  • I call bullshit

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    • You are an ass. I'm not just kidding I'm v v scared and I'd a it if you would take me seriously

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  • You see dead people.

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    • I really fucking hope not

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