princessblogonoke:

Anxiety & Helping Someone Cope. 
I didn’t want to make it overwhelming or too long remember, so I kept it to the main points that benefit me greatly when I’m experiencing an attack.
40 million of Americans alone suffer with anxiety; it’s a horrid feeling when you know someone just wants to help you but you cannot even construct a simple sentence at the time, so please share this in hope that it benefits even just 1 person. Muchos love. 

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monkeysmeanbusiness:

utteranonymity:

Fun little trick I learned in therapy: validation. When someone is upset, don’t try to fix the problem, point out the cause, or tell them it could be worse. Just validate their emotions. Be like, ‘shit yeah man, that sucks. I’m sorry you’re going through that. I’m here for you.’ That’s literally all you have to do to make them feel better. Thank you and goodnight.

A-fucking-men.

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frettedtoflame:

jwoodall:

ottermyway:

jwoodall:

This is a coming I did for the Friendship Edition Anthology which debuted at TCAF 2014. The book is available via my big cartel shop and is filled to the brim with amazing work from our 8 collective members.

Anyways, I suffer from generalized anxiety disorder. One of the ways my anxiety LOVES to manifest is through catastrophic thinking. This can be really difficult as it makes you scared/paranoid to do things that even make you slightly uncomfortable. This can be hard for other people for understand but it is FUCKING HORRIBLE.

Anyways, I hope you like it!

Hey! I have general anxiety disorder too! And this comic is extremely relatable for me. It’s weird being able to see in a comic what happens in my mind. Really this is just one of many aspects of anxiety but man this is surreal. It really puts it into a different, more removed, perspective.

Thank you so much! Anxiety can be something VERY hard for people to understand, especially if you haven’t experienced it. I feel like the analogy of the shadow/weird other being that kinda hangs around you relentlessly fits very well. I’m glad someone else with GAD finds it appropriate and I hope you are doing well! <3

This is amazing and perfectly sums up the experience, Jenn. Wonderful as always.

(also wow that color palette is unique and really really lovely)

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riseabovedefeat:

whatisdoneisinprogress:

fibr0myalgiaw0nderla17d:

Sensory Overload and how to cope.

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So important.

I also find I can get SO from thinking too much, like brain-over-stimulation. Though that is kinda like audio input for me because of the way I think. After all, my go-to overload thought is “quiet please, make it stop”.

thank you for posting this, i needed it

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If you struggle with self-care and see this, stop what you’re doing

rosecoveredtardis:

  • Have you eaten in the last 4ish hours?
  • Have you had something to drink today?
  • Can you have something, even if just milk or water or cup’o’noodles or toast with something yummy on it, if you haven’t, please? 
  • If you have any injuries, can you please take care of them for me
  • Also please take any meds if you should and haven’t, yet?

Whatever you have or haven’t done today just know you’re super strong and I am so proud of you

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shart-nado:

Think Anorexia is funny? Sorry. I am a survivor and find NOTHING cute about this.

Wanna dress up like an Anorexic? All it takes is:

  • 4 years of hospitalization 
  • A nasogastric feeding-tube because you’ve starved yourself so much that your body doesn’t recognize food as a good thing and tries to attack itself.
  • Re-Feeding Syndrome, which can kill you. 
  • Emotional struggles for years. 
  • A father crying and pleading on his knees begging for you to get help
  • A mother who cries every time she sees you because you look and SMELL like death.
  • Holidays missed, birthdays crying in a hospital.
  • Almost every major organ in your body failing.
  • A shower chair - because you can’t stand in the shower because you’re too weak and the warm water could make you pass out.
  • A wheelchair, because you are too weak to walk and it could make you go into cardiac arrest.
  • A lifetime of medications for anxiety and the health issues “Anna Rexia” caused.
  • Plenty of money for multiple ER trips due to “Anna Rexia” even in recovery.
  • And if you don’t get help like I do, or even if you do, a coffin. Because I’ve lost more friends to this eating disorder then anything I’ve ever faced.

I almost died from this. I know it’s supposed to be funny and shit and yeah I get that, but seriously. THIS IS NOT FUNNY. Anorexia is nothing to party about or laugh at. It’s real, it’s deadly, and should not be marketed as a slutty outfit.

Want to dress as “Anna Rexia”? Just go as a Vampire, or a Zombie. Because 1/3 of us are dead.

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