Hey all. Pretty much over the course of my teenage years from time to time I get bad, intrusive thoughts for brief periods. I know everyone gets them, but mine are different. They're not about OCD or anything, I just keep on seeing these images in my head which I'll describe below. In the first 'scenario' I keep on imagining a family with a little girl who doesn't have many friends and satisfies her loneliness with food. Her father yells at her and calls her fat for eating so much which just causes her to continue eating. Eventually her father buys her a pig costume and dresses her up in it whenever he catches her stuffing her face. He ties up her up to a post outside and makes her sit out there on her hands and knees all night long. They live in the countryside so there's no one around to report it. In the second 'scenario' I imagine a house pet like a cat, who is neglected by its family due to the arrival of another pet. I imagine it sitting outside on a cold Christmas eve watching its family warm inside having fun with the new pet while this animal is all by itself in the cold. The family no longer gives the animal the attention or love they used to. There's other various scenarios, too, that keep running through my mind. Stuff like innocent children who suffer psychological distress from the abuse of family members, other people, etc. And other stuff like kind-hearted nice people who are tormented for no good reason. These thoughts keep on running through my head and they won't leave me alone. I want to kill myself because they're so depressing but there must be a reason why they keep coming back. Why do these scenes keep on haunting me? I don't know anyone who this has happened too but I'm sure this stuff must have happened at some point. Maybe it's my recent rejection of Christianity (of which I was raised into for 18 years). Maybe now that I don't want to act like I accept an afterlife I just can't stand the thought that some people spend their one chance suffering. Parents who abuse their children, not physically, but psychologically. Making them feel ashamed, embarassed, insecure, depressed, just because they're messed up themselves. I can't stand these thoughts disturbing me. Can anyone help?