From My Quora Blog: The Existential Crisis First-Aid Kit™

This post first appeared on my Quora Blog, where I write about things unrelated to writing. I hope you will enjoy it. Of course, I also hope you’ll keep reading because I’ll be back soon with more installments of The Psych Writer.

Also, for those who asked–my dog is still alive. She is doing well and the terminal illness is still there, but we are enjoying all the time we have left with her. Thank you for asking.

Okay, so I get a lot of questions about the fear of death, so I’m making a corral where you can read all about it if you’re having an existential crisis. I think it’s important to know that you’re not alone.

These five links are proof you’re not alone:

Anne L. Hogue-Boucher’s answer to I am 21 years old and i started to get panic fear of death, what is the problem? Should i go to psychologist ?

Anne L. Hogue-Boucher’s answer to How can I help someone who’s afraid of dying and who’s obsessed by the idea of disappearing?

Anne L. Hogue-Boucher’s answer to I have this extreme fear of death. I have heard many answers, but none of them could convince me. What do I do?

Anne L. Hogue-Boucher’s answer to If I always have constant fear of death, should I seek a Psychologist?

Anne L. Hogue-Boucher’s answer to How do I get over fear, emptiness and other negative emotions?

I think if you go through each one and read them completely, you’ll see common threads such as a fear of isolation, the unknown, and feeling trapped. You’ll also see that it’s a fairly common fear to have.

Use these tools in each of the links to help you overcome your existential crisis. If that doesn’t work, seek the help of a licensed therapist in your area who is trained in this particular field.

All materials included in this post are intended for informational purposes only. This post/information is not intended to and should not be used to replace medical or psychiatric advice offered by physicians or other health care providers. The author will not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary or other damages arising therefrom.

If you’d like to read about two people with the ultimate existential crisis, pick up a copy of Exit 1042. Or, if you’d like to scare yourself into being glad you’re alive, grab a copy of Now Entering Silver Hollow.

Anne L. Hogue-Boucher’s answer to Are horror writers less easily scared than normal people? – Quora

I’m sharing this via (5) Anne L. Hogue-Boucher’s answer to Are horror writers less easily scared than normal people? – Quora because I love to answer anything and everything at this site.

I’m considering doing an in-depth look at writing mentally ill characters. Far too many people overuse terms like “psychopath” and have no idea what they’re talking about. A famous example of this is Steven Moffat. He honestly has no clue, and I’m puzzled as to why he’s so interested in making psychopaths out of people who just aren’t.

Possibly because he’s a complete buffoon. Possibly because he is willfully ignorant.

Anyway, I tire of the trend of idiots who think they know psychology because they read that pop-culture magazine all about psychology … who shall remain unnamed.

Still toying with the idea, and not sure I’m sold on it. Let me know your thoughts by hitting me up on Twitter or Facebook.

In the meantime, happy writing!