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Struggling with depression and distorted thinking what do you all do when times get hard again and you're having trouble grounding your mind in reality and life good but your heads the problem#SchizoaffectiveDisorder #Anxiety #distress

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Every Day Self-Care Acts from Beyond Type 2

Here is an inspiring article on using everyday self-care acts to reduce diabetes distress from Beyond Type 2:


🔹Which of these tips that you’re currently doing?

🔹 Which ones of the tips are you willing to try?

#Diabetes #DiabetesType2 #DiabetesType1 #prediabetes #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #MentalHealth #distress #diabetesdistress #Stress #Selfcare #Selfcare #Depression #Anxiety


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


Distress Tolerance Skills in DBT #distress #DBT

Crises are a part of life, whether big or small - they are capable of overwhelming people and compelling them to react with negative behaviors. Specific traditional treatment approaches focus on avoiding painful emotions but distress tolerance skills available in the DBT program of Swasth teach patients that pain is inevitable. The best way to overcome it is by accepting your emotions and ensuring a more manageable emotional level for crisis survival.
Distress Tolerance Skills in DBT are designed to navigate uncomfortable emotions and deal with crisis situations.

Hit on the link to know more-

#swasth #distresstoleranceskills #distress #DBT #Dbtskills #evidencebasedtherapy #DialecticalBehaviorTherapy

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being somebody else

i've been so down lately and i start doing something i've never did before. i start smoking then switch to vape, all this happen in secret..i think it just me being rebellious but i'm not a teenage girl who's going through a phase its just trying to distract me from my feeling by doing things i never did before can you guys give a thought about this or r u going through the same thing? #distress #DistractMe #Depression #Anxiety #helpme

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I was just introducing myself to everybody... and some pop up thing was where my finger went and now EVERYTHING I typed is gone #CheckInWithMe I was fine I was holding on i was reaching out i was making effort and and i just wanted to tell you guys because in that moment I introduced M.E this is more like being introduced by my borderline. #BPD #cyclicdepression in #distress im pass out reboot hopefully reintroduce myself to you guys in shaa Allah. thank you for sharing all you do.