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    He thinks he's a vampire. No joke. I'm worried.

    Asked Nov 6, 2007, 10:30 PM 39 Answers
    I wish I were kidding, but I honestly am not.
    My friend asked me if I could keep a secret, and like a good friend, I told him of course I could.
    So he tells me he's half-vampire. This was online, that he's saying this. My first thought was that he was messing around with me, but he really isn't.
    He says he's got these memories of it and everything, and it's been since he was a kid.
    And he's not the kind of "vampire" person that sharpens their teeth or drinks blood (as far as I know.) He just... thinks he is.
    I wish I could believe him, but... I don't know what to think.
    On occasion, he's a bit depressed, which correlates with psychosis or schizophrenia sometimes, right? I don't know... So... Help?
    Is it some form of psychosis? Schizophrenia? They're my only guesses.

    I'm only 14, so dealing with this by myself? It's kind of scary.

    ANY kind of help would be deeply appreciated.


    And, by the way, how would I go about asking him about his... health?. without offending him??

    Last edited by toomuch2take; Nov 6, 2007 at 10:40 PM.
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    Nov 7, 2007, 05:37 PM
    And, thank you for being open and willing to do this for your friend! That's what friends are for, to help each other through sunshine and also the rainy times in life. And, please remember that you are a part of the team! :)
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    #22

    Nov 7, 2007, 05:39 PM
    Yeah. Just, on my scale of things I expected to happen in my life? This never even came to mind. But I will be there for him, like you said. I'm not going to ditch him. Friends are friends. In spite of, or maybe because of, their problems.
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    Nov 7, 2007, 05:49 PM
    That is a good way to tell if someone really is your friend.

    Some friends are Summer friends. They'll be there during the times without trouble or problems, only when the sun is shining. But, when things get a little out of hand, they are gone. They just like to party and pretend that there are no problems which need to be solved.

    However, the Winter friends are like the study Evergreens, they are green no matter what season it is in life. Even when things get rough in life and there are problems along the road, they will be there for each other in spite of the blizzard which may be happening in life.
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    Nov 7, 2007, 05:53 PM
    That's pretty weird. I guess there's 3 things here
    1 Hes a vamipre
    2 he's in need of some serious help.
    3 He's just being an idiot and having fun.

    It's up to you to fiqure out what the proper action is.
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    #25

    Nov 7, 2007, 05:55 PM
    Too true, Clough. I may not be the greatest friend. But I don't drop people because of their problems. I try to help them. And when I can't, I go to good people like all of you who are helping me to help him.
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    Nov 7, 2007, 05:56 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by wallarookiller
    Thats pretty weird. I guess theres 3 things here
    1 Hes a vamipre
    2 he's in need of some serious help.
    3 He's just being an idiot and having fun.

    It's up to you to fiqure out what the propper action is.
    Hi, wallarookiller!

    Just so you know, since you are new here, this is already the third page of posts on this thread. It would be wise when you do answer questions to see what has already been posted, please.

    Thank you, kindly! :)
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    #27

    Nov 7, 2007, 06:01 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by toomuch2take
    Too true, Clough. I may not be the greatest friend. But I don't drop people because of their problems. I try to help them. And when I can't, I go to good people like all of you who are helping me to help him.
    And just like seeking out help here, you will be speaking with someone in person where you are, tomorrow. You are doing the right thing. Please trust yourself in doing what you are doing. It will be okay. Just be honest and open like you have been here. You are already doing a great job! :)
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    Nov 7, 2007, 06:03 PM
    I wouldn't have a problem if they were A werewolf :E jkjk but sounds like a creep, Probably some weirdo trying to scare people online
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    #29

    Nov 7, 2007, 09:28 PM
    I've been talking to my friend more.
    I'm even more worried now.
    If I had doubts about saying anything before, I don't now.
    Delusions or not, he thinks he's been out killing people. For real. And it puts him in a "good mood."
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    Nov 7, 2007, 09:32 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by toomuch2take
    I've been talking to my friend more.
    I'm even more worried now.
    If I had doubts about saying anything before, I don't now.
    Delusions or not, he thinks he's been out killing people. For real. And it puts him in a "good mood."
    Do you want to call a teen help line to talk to someone about this right now?
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    #31

    Nov 7, 2007, 09:34 PM
    It's okay, I've got it sorted out.
    Thanks so much.
    I'm talking to someone tomorrow. Definitely.
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    Nov 7, 2007, 09:42 PM
    Good! Are you okay for now? Cause if you aren't, then I know some others on here who are absolutely loving and caring people who you could also lean on in your concerns for your friend. Do you want me to alert them to this post. I would be more than happy to do that.
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    Nov 7, 2007, 09:46 PM
    Don't EVER agree with him that he is a vampire! This isn't normal behaviour and you should tell him that he should see a phyciatrist and fast!
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    #34

    Nov 7, 2007, 09:51 PM
    Clough, I'm okay for now, I think I'm just going to go to sleep.
    I know I've said it, but thanks so much.
    All I can say is that I'm glad I found this site.
    It really helped.
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    #35

    Nov 7, 2007, 09:52 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by toomuch2take
    It's okay, I've got it sorted out.
    Thanks so much.
    I'm talking to someone tomorrow. Definitely.
    You definitely have a good head on your shoulders! :)
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    #36

    Nov 7, 2007, 09:54 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by toomuch2take
    Clough, I'm okay for now, I think I'm just going to go to sleep.
    I know I've said it, but thanks so much.
    All I can say is that I'm glad I found this site.
    It really helped.
    Good! I'm glad for all of that! Did you receive the private message that I had sent to you earlier? Sometimes when you are new here, you might not notice when you have received one.
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    #37

    Nov 8, 2007, 03:00 PM
    I talked to someone today.
    And I'm going to check my inbox now.
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    Nov 8, 2007, 03:07 PM
    I'm glad that you spoke with someone! Were they helpful to you?
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    #39

    Nov 13, 2007, 04:19 AM
    I'm just wondering how things are going? :)
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    Nov 13, 2007, 09:31 PM
    Hi,
    I realise that this isn't normal behaviour, and I can definitely understand your concern, particularly if he thinks he's been out killing, but this isn't necessarily as dangerous as it seems. I've known a lot of people to fabricate their pasts or to make things up about their lives. One claimed to be a count from the Netherlands who was in my country on the witness protection program, another was the daughter of a spy and had been raised as a trained assassin, I've known several "witches", and one, yes, was apparently a vampire.
    People can convince themselves of all kinds of things, parituclarly in their teens when emotions are in turmoil and there's so much confusion going on. In a few of these cases, it was evident that some of these people created these lives for themselves because they were unhappy with their own... for some others, it was pure boredom... and a couple actually believed what they were saying. I've known some pretty strange people.
    While this isn't normal, and possibly isn't a healthy mindset, it isn't necessarily dangerous or particularly damaging either. I'm not saying that it's a bad idea to talk to someone, in fact, I encourage that, just try not to to freak out about this too much unless you really feel there's a danger.
    Keep us updated,
    Kal
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