Twenty-six-year-old Melissa says she left home in May – without warning – and moved 2,000 miles across the country. She claims she did it because she’s been harboring violent thoughts about her family and fears for their safety.

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“A few months ago, I told my mother that I wanted to hire a hitman to kill her. She thought I was joking, but I was dead serious,” claims Melissa.

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Melissa, who has emailed Dr. Phil producers nearly 400 times, says, “When it comes to Dr. Phil, I trust his judgment more than my own family,” adding, “I just hope Dr. Phil can figure out all of this before it’s too late.”

Part one of this two-part Dr. Phil airs Monday. Check here for your local listing.

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