Breathing doesn't calm me down, meditating makes me more distressed to a level I can't handle, exercise is just exhausting, seeing my psychologist makes me overwhelmed with anxiety, and doesn't help, self harm does nothing for me at this point, distraction doesn't work because the memories keep coming back no matter what, I can't talk to my friends about it but I can't explain why, and no one understands anyway, I'm trying everything I can think of but it feels like there's nothing I can do, to cope, I can't stand feeling like this anymore I just want to feel better I want to go back to my old problems even they were better than this.
Re: nothing works
I should also let you know that the road to recovery can be quite long and daunting and as a result there will be times where you will feel like nothing works, but you will get there, I promise Good luck.
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Re: nothing works
@neko If you're comfortable sharing it then we're all ears - we just ask that people don't go into too many specific details regarding types of self-harm/abuse/other really tough stuff
Regarding not being able to cope, I think the fact that you're still here says that you're pretty good at surviving. I also don't find breathing exercises or meditation very helpful so I'm not going to carry on about those... what about colouring in? Drawing? Seeing a movie with friends? Cooking? Hanging out with pets if you have any? It's also pretty normal to be super anxious about psychologist appointments (I still get jitters and I've been seeing mine for 18 months) - is that something you'd like to be able to work through?
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