Once you are hospitalized in a psych ward, the main topics mentioned are coping mechanisms, triggers, and having a strong support system. It’s beyond me why they wait until after a crisis has occurred to offer these resources. I personally believe these subjects should be addressed to anyone who is struggling. Tips and tricks for getting better and help should not be locked away until after a tragic event occurs.
Hello there, I’m sure at some point in our lives we have pondered this question relating to someone we care deeply about. How do I ensure that I am not a burden to anyone? Usually this feeling comes from being involved in some sort of toxic situation that wasn’t handled properly. It happens a lot, and that’s okay. It only becomes a problem when we over invest in our toxic thoughts, and destroy any healthy boundaries we had set.
Hello, lovely people of the world. I wanted to kind of backtrack a little bit and revisit the topic of communication skills. Near the end of that post, I mentioned that, when seeking advice for a certain situation, it’s best if we are completely honest with ourselves, and whoever it may be helping us.
What specific coping mechanisms helped you the most when you were in a crisis due to sexual violence? I asked other survivors from around the world this exact question. I wanted to offer those options to someone in need and not just what helped me. Talking about it was the last on the list.
Counseling or support groups
Rearrange your room and/or your surroundings
Play with animals
Deep breathing exercises (Box breathing was highly recommended)
Take some time off for you
Play a sport
Due to recent events, I felt it was necessary to make more resources available on this topic. I am going to give this a trigger warning as this can be a very sensitive topic for many viewers. Instead of getting furious with certain people and exposing the fine details of their wrongful actions to take my personal story of overcoming suicide and shining it in a negative light, I’m going to simply write this as a, “Hey, that’s not okay, I don’t want to fight you, I just want to educate you.” I refuse to release any names or personal information of the people involved because I am a big believer in privacy. Thank you for understanding, let’s begin.
Whenever people talk about pregnancy, I always hear how happy everyone is, the beautiful glow, and we pretty much only recognize the women who work until the day they give birth, or the women who have some to very few symptoms.