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i felt like that too. i still check on myself to avoid falling back in those habits. what helped me was distancing myself from my thoughts, through some simple mindfulness practices
and also what helped a lot was to identify some friends that care about me, and with baby steps plan activities with them, even small things but regular
what would you feel if a friend or someone you care about would tell you they feel lonely and afraid? i guess you would want to help them and hug them and be there for them. well right now that friend is you. so try to feel the same for yourself.be k
ok sorry i wrote a novel :)
Please don't give up. Please..
I do the same, very often. Peace and good.
it might be. i disappeared many times in my life, distancing myself from different groups of people.
Corrado, I do too, many times since my depression got out of hand. I'm glad that someone describe it articulately so I know more why I do that. It's a relief.
And the newspaper sums up the cause of suicide in three words. Whole life, all troubles, love and hate, struggles and desperations, in three words. When you check out you leave the power of explanation to someone who doesn't know you at all nor care.
We're here for you.
Thanks Ian. Cheers.
If you need to talk, hmu sc: liam_leider
You can do it. I've been there, stood on the edge and I'm still here. Talk to someone, anyone.
Thanks Ian. Trying to open but it's hard. Cheers.
Thanks Liam. Very kind of you.
Hi Bridge, that's funny. My status is quite similar right to yours right now, even though I hadn't read yours before I wrote mine.
What makes you continue?
I remember before thonking, 'I just go on.'. Times when I was at my lowest, I just knew I couldn't take my own life because I knew what it would do to my family. Also, everything something small happens, I try to note it and celebrate it, to remind
myself that good things do happen. Other coping techniques: a smooth stone to rub or scratch my fingernail against to distract myself, a few deep breaths, music - a very select number of songs, a trip to the beach to feel the wind on my face and
make me feel alive and to gather my thoughts, yoga for the same and for a level of exercise that I can tolerate and maintain, a trip to a café to be somewhere different and to write in my diary and listen to music or a look around town to distract
myself with browsing the shops, watching/listening to buskers, taking in the sights, smells and sounds - it gets me out of my own mind a bit.
Guided meditation sometimes to hp relax/switch off at the end of the night/ to help myself they out of bed, writing in my diary at the end of the day to dump my thoughts on the page and get them out of my head,
Sometimes, I follow that with a list of things I achieved that day so that I don't end on a negative note. I try to maintain regular meals with good healthy food, remember my meds, avoid excessive caffeine or alcohol consumption and try to maintain
good sleep hygiene. . . Those are some tips that I find work for me! Maybe you could think of one or two thatoghtwprk for you too or even give them a try