Mental Illness Support359

ICouldBeYourDad28mon 12d
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If you're living with a mental illness of any kind whether it be Bi-Polar, Depression, PTSD, Dyslexia, or even if you're like me and have anxiety it can get really sometimes, obviously some mental illnesses aren't as serious as others but I'd like to take this time to share some stories (good or bad) that have happened to you guys.

It can be a real pain to live with and its frustrating when people don't understand. For those who don't know I have anxiety and I suffered depression but I would rather not go into that.

So I guess this is a support thread or something I'm not sure. Ask advice on here or stuff like that feel free to say whatever you want that isn't insults or abuse

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Togepi24d 45m
It is a true journey to figure out what you mind responds to.
Togepi24d 44m
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Why do I keep getting the top of pages with good posts? God damn.
Songin24d 44m
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Songin
This thread is for support, not for debating. If you want to debate something like this start another thread.
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jackhammer24d 39m!
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i'd like to say, we should not take up space in this thread with negatively-charged posts. it is healthy and important to put our egos aside and recognize that people have different ways of coping with mental illness, and that our journeys and perspectives aren't universal truths. we should take extra care to not make ANYONE feel worse for not feeling better.

be well.
It wasn’t a debate
ManDontCare24d 38m
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My class was just being disuptive
mindful24d 38m
ManDontCare
Can you give me a name of one person who is currently looking for support in this thread?
okay buddy
mindful24d 37m!
stay safe y'all

btw - if you want to discuss mental health, go to https://epicmafia.com/topic/95447
Togepi24d 35m
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Togepi
I'll also say that I'm not sure if I can handle any support at the moment because I'm working through my own recent traumas, but I will be glad to direct you to resources or even foot the bill for your first session with a therapist or pay for medication if money is the issue.
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Pay for mine Josie?
syd24d 28m
mindful
ManDontCare
Can you give me a name of one person who is currently looking for support in this thread?
okay buddy
im sure after seeing your hot takes most people wouldn't feel comfortable looking for support in here
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wink24d 15m!
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pisces
anyways do any of you have coping mechanisms that help when yall are anxious
this is a support thread, so here are some ways i manage my anxiety:

for anxiety attacks:
- get outside and take a walk
- watch a show you enjoy, distract yourself in ways that are healthy
- avoid any triggers and limit your social media. if you know you have trigger words, mute them and avoid profiles that will use them. surround yourself with people who understand your triggers and make efforts to avoid them
- write down your thoughts/fears, and find a reason for them (THIS IS SO IMPORTANT)
- once you write them down, look at them. challenge your thoughts. question them. look for answers behind your fears and really pick them apart. is what im feeling rational? is it a true fear or mine, or is it the result of something else going on in my life? is this fear helpful, is it meant to protect me? finding out if a fear is rational is important, because there are fears that are healthy. recognizing when a fear is engulfing your life and becoming unhealthy is the first step to overcoming it

for panic attacks:
- grab something cold. pour cold water on your face, hold an ice cube, put a cold rag on your head, etc
- hold black pepper to your nose and smell it
- use the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 technique
- look for all the blue things in a room
- get up and jump up and down or jog in place. this can not only lessen anxiety but prevent internal shaking by using pent up adrenaline from fight or flight response (which prepares you to run from danger)
- bite into something strong tasting, like a lemon
- have someone ask you questions about your favorite things
- pull up breathing techniques and guides online, there are several gifs that can help guide your breathing
- allow yourself to feel the panic. trying to ignore it will only make it worse. feel it, welcome it, and know that it will not hurt you. it is there to protect you,


i hope this helps, love u medha <3
overture23d 23h
Strong recommendation for breathing techniques, sometimes it's really hard to stop a panic attack/anxiety attack while they're happening, but when they're coming on and you REALLY need to get it down, but can't given the circumstances, having ANY breathing technique handy really helps.

idk the science behind it, but it's genuinely one of the most useful things you can do + you can just do it right there and no one will notice.
wink23d 23h
overture
Strong recommendation for breathing techniques, sometimes it's really hard to stop a panic attack/anxiety attack while they're happening, but when they're coming on and you REALLY need to get it down, but can't given the circumstances, having ANY breathing technique handy really helps.

idk the science behind it, but it's genuinely one of the most useful things you can do + you can just do it right there and no one will notice.
u are right, breathing exercises when done correctly are just about the most effective thing you can do for a panic attack. it can lessen the duration and the severity

a lot of times panic attacks will make people feel lightheaded or dizzy because they are hyperventilating without realizing it. deep breathing allows for proper oxygen exchange, it also regulates heart rate and blood pressure; the reason why it works so well for panic and anxiety is because deep, diaphragmatic breathing triggers the parasympathetic nervous system responsible for relaxation

the more u know!
thank u for all ur advice! i'll definitely write that in my mental health journal :)
blacksnakemoan
Hey guys this is a serious topic. Any trolling will be deleted.
oh cool i didn't realise dyl nuked the entire topic when i quoted this
What mental Illness do you have if any that you suffer from the most?