cabreraaaaaa asked:
I really need some advice . I've had anxiety/panic attacks for a couple of months now they mainly happened in school (whenever I was in class) and it was just really hard to keep everything in and try not to show it . Well school ended and I started to go to therapy everything was getting better until now (that school is about to start). I'm starting at a new school where I know no one , that isn't what scares me, the thought of having a panic attack and not having a distraction does. tips?😫

Try going into this situation with a different mentality completely from last year. Try believing that this is a new school and that you won’t even have panic attacks. Try your hardest to believe that! and I swear some of that will manifest and you will do better. Also, give yourself some credit - starting at a new school by itself can give people panic attacks. Ease into it. Try different things to combat your in-class anxiety: bathroom breaks to go calm down, bring something tactile with you to class, like a kneaded eraser, or even one of those little mind-bender puzzle things. something you can put energy into, basically. When i felt anxious in class I would bring a small notebook that I could just free-write in. they usually sounded like: “i am in math class and I cannot stop shaking, i wish i could just close my eyes without the teacher noticing, i wonder why, probably from that cup of coffee I had, oh well… only 3 hours until i get to go home, i can do this” 

hope this helps.

Gina


riceisholy:

Note to self: crying doesn’t make you weak

foodisnotanumber:

Reminders:

  • Recovery is always an option.
  • You are never “too sick” to recover.
  • You are never “not sick enough” to recover.
  • Recovery is hard, but it is worth it.
  • You have more strength than you could ever imagine.
  • You can get through this.
  • You can get better.
  • You are worth more than your mental illness.
Anonymous asked:
Hope you guys feel well enough soon. You can do it, you're super strong and awesome. Thank you for justifying yourselves, it was very thoughtful. Good luck, we care about you as much as you care about us. You'll be fab Xx

This was super sweet of you to send, anon, we really appreciate it :’) 


sphacebuns:

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flirtly:

terrysdiary:

MOST OF THE STUFF PEOPLE WORRY ABOUT NEVER HAPPENS

just a reminder

very important^^

I really really needed to see this

Why we haven’t been answering messages

Hey all, Gina here, first of all, sorry for not getting this out there earlier. We have your messages in our inbox and we know they are there. 

The past two weeks / the next few weeks have been super difficult for me and mod Samara re: our own personal anxiety/panic. In one day I’m leaving to study abroad in Amsterdam for 4 months all alone, and my anxiety has been through the roof as the date approaches. Travel is an instant trigger for me. It’s probably gonna take me a couple weeks to get settled once i get there.

Samara is starting college TODAY and she has also just moved out of a small town into NYC on her own as well. She’s kinda in the same state I’m in and I imagine it will take her a bit to adjust to her new surroundings as well.

As always, we encourage you to go through the blog and look at stuff we’ve already posted. There’s lots of helpful stuff.

Please bear with us as we get through the next few weeks. We’ll be back on track just as soon as we feel well enough!!

 

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Anonymous asked:
Everyone says i should take long deep breaths, but the thing is my abdomen and throat is so tight all the time, i can never breathe properly, even if im "calm"

is this muscle tightness a result of some other physical illness? or is it due to your anxiety?


Anonymous asked:
what i have to do to stop a panic attack?

http://www.anxietycoach.com/overcoming-panic-attacks.html

This has a list of great coping mechanisms. I’ve actually tried before and It does help. Just remember to breathe long deep breaths! Everything will be okay x

Sam


Anonymous asked:
Same anon here, I have been seeing a psychologist for my panic attacks and other issues. Don't think she's the best for me though.

If you don’t feel she’s a good fit, I highly recommend finding someone who you are 100% comfortable with. I’ve gone through multiple therapists/psychiatrists and only recently found a psychiatrist im fully comfortable with. It’s really hard to open up if you don’t feel like he/she is a good fit. Keep looking until you find someone you love, it makes a world of difference!

~sam

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Anonymous asked:
I don't know what to do... I often have panic attacks as well as just general anxiety but they are getting worse in the past month or so - in the last week I have probably had about 7 shortish ones (like 30 minutes or so) and one which went on for about 5 hours in just cycles - it'd get slightly better and then it would just get even worse. I don't know what to do and I'm worried it going to happen during my exams and its probably not bad enough to do anything about it... :/ Thanks xx

Anon, if you know you’re having panic attacks, then of course you should do something about it! Tell someone who has influence on your life IRL and try to see your doctor about it. There’s no “amount” of panic attacks that substantiates doing something about them; if you’re suffering, it’s time to get help. -Gina


Anonymous asked:
(1) I know you may not be able to answer this, but I need help if possible. I suffer from anxiety and depression (been through some professional help that hasnt work). With that said, jobs come as a major struggle and the place I work has some of the worst managers I've ever been around, but with the town I live in, I really have no selection. Recently, my boyfriend and I decided to take some summer time off to go see our families (we both work there and wrote down the dates for them of when...

(2)… we’d be gone.) We’ve been back for about a week & checking the schedule online & niter of us had been put on shift, so he called & the managers gave him their usual attitude about how it was his responsibility to call when he got back (I’ve never had to do that for a job, it was always the managers responsibility). Long story short: I’m so tired of being treated this way, and I want to quit, but I am sooo terrified. Even just the thought of calling makes me shake. I don’t know what to do…

You absolutely don’t have to live with your shitty job. You will feel 100% better when you quit. I quit my first REALLY SHITTY retail job last summer after it was causing me panic attacks from the stress put on me by the managers, and it wasn’t easy, but I’m SO GLAD I did. Your health and well-being comes before anything else. You’ll find another job afterwards. It may take a lot of searching, but you’ll find one. Get outta there!

-Gina