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Warning - #Holiday #Depression #Anxiety - when going on holiday - what to prepare for that you may not have thought about - My 6 tips!

One of the biggest #trigger s to #desperation , and #Depression coupled with tremendous #Anxiety is the #unknowns - #Medication shortage fear is one.

#Holidays for anyone who lives with these #illnesses can be hugely #distressing !

I'd say that we're already feeling #anxious when preparing to go away, and yet, we aren't given the tools to help us, should a #Crisis set in while away in a Foreign Country, without our regular safe #drs near.

Here are my 6 tips that I hope will make your #Holiday pleasant.

Before packing your clothes, please ensure that you have ordered enough #Medication well in advance of your trip, and perhaps a little more of your #Medication than you usually take, as a precaution. Luggage gets lost. Flights get delayed. There's massive uncertainty with #COVID etc.

We absolutely have to feel #safe regarding our #meds - and it is #Dangerous should we find ourselves without our #meds and not being able to #GET replacements.

Tip 1. Always take your #Medication on board with you. Never let the bag with them out of your sight. - This gives a feeling of #Safety and #Comfort

Tip 2. Always have your #Doctors phone number and contact details both in your handbag, as well as the bag holding your #Medication .

Tip 3. When you arrive at your destination - before you unpack it's very important, for #peace of mind, to find out where the nearest #Dr and/or #Hospital is. Take their phone number and address. Keep these on you, plus a copy at your hotel or wherever you are staying. Believe me, this will save you #severe #Anxiety and stress, and you will be able to enjoy yourself.

Tip 4. You may very well be put into situations where you start to feel #anxious and possibly #afraid . It does not matter whether it 'makes sense' to anyone. Even if you are on the beach, #Anxiety can kick in. So always, if you are on anti#Anxiety #meds , take them with you. Always. It is also perfectly acceptable to leave if you feel it's overwhelming. #Migraines are my 'go-to' sadly due to no understanding of #mental illness.

Tip 5. If you find you wake up #depressed - remember that you do not have to get up just because the sun is shining. Be #Kind to yourself. Do something to distract you. TV, a book, whatever. Stay put in bed if you want to.

Tip 6. If you've arranged a dinner out with your friends, but come time to get ready, your #distress #Anxiety - or any other part of your #illness kicks in, it is perfectly okay to politely decline by feigning a #Migraine attack. Sometimes, #whitelies are necessary - with #mental illness. Then watch a good movie. :)

I hope these few tips help you. I went away recently, and thought I had adequate #Medication - but by week 3 - I was running out.

I have learned a valuable lesson. Nightmare! Never again...I now know better. Shew.

Debi xx



I have #BPD which means I have a fear of abandonment & a co-dependent relationship. My BF is a manager of his nursing staff, so we can’t see each other. I live #alone & I self #isolate as another trait of BPD. But too much alone time becomes really #Dangerous, since my #moods can change so rapidly & my sadness can be super intense. My parents are picking me up tomorrow to take me to their house. I hate never feeling at home anywhere. I just wish I knew if & when this will be over. I want warm sunny weather & to be able to go out & adventure.


I Feel Liking It Is All Over

My boyfriend, my first actual relationship, seven months of dates and adventures, we broke up. He wants to be friends, he wants to stay close. The day after we broke up, he said he wants to get back together in the future. He wants to wait. He said he still loves me. He keeps checking to "make sure I'm okay". It hurts. I want things to be normal. I feel dead. I haven't ate in 72 hours. I began self harm again. I have had terrifying anxiety attacks since then. I am hurting. He was the only person I was willing to talk too. I hate people touching me. I let him after about two months of dating. He went to touch my face after we broke up and I screamed. I couldn't handle him touching me. I cried worse. I am now in counseling, and we are "friends", but it hurts. It hurts like Hell. #Anxiety#Relationships #Breakups#mentalpain#mental #PanicAttacks#Depression#Dangerous

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People think I might be dangerous. #Dangerous

When I am tied up in knots, I see how people react. They back away, like they're scared that I might be violent. You know, I've never been violent with anybody, but I guess that when my cloud is black, it sends a kind of aura, body language, call it what you will. I really do look like a mean witch and I don't give a rat's ass. Today (again) the water was shut off and (again) the water heating element blew. Relatively cheap part and I can do the job, but it's a hassle. The landlord here should give SOME kind of warning about when The water will be shut off and around what time. EVERY time (3rd this time) I had no idea that The water was off, which results in the element dry-firing heat with no water which blows the element. I have really greasy hair, washed in the kitchen sink with dish soap, it was too late in the day to heat water on the stove and all. I hate being dirty, and I have to go out for the element tomorrow.
So I have this sort of angry "Peanuts" cloud over me. It would be somewhat tolerable to live here if they had any respect for the tenants, They KNEW that they were setting up a new unit and that it would require the plumbing to be off to set it up. I really am fuming and I would love to throw stuff but it's my stuff - not exactly a viable situation.