Even as more than a million people world over embrace death through suicide every year, there are other millions who suffer from fear of death or an extreme form of it known as Thanatophobia. Most of the people live their life day by day without bothering much about the inevitable happening that awaits everyone. Sigmund Freud found that the human behavior is driven by two instincts – ethos, the life instinct and Thanathos, the death instinct. He is also said that naturally people hold an unconscious desire to die, furthermore elaborating that the goal of life death; but in some people there is an opposite reaction to the thought of dying and death. Fear of death emerges from our knowledge of its finality, not having control over it and our cognitive ability to think, assume and imagine what may happen during dying or after death. A reasonable fear of our own death or the death of our loved ones is expected, it is when this fear turns into phobia, hindering normal functioning of the individual that steps should be taken to control it. Here is the list of 8 ways which may help you to overcome fear of death.