Note to self: crying doesn’t make you weak



  • 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 :’) 






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?


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


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!



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!


Anonymous asked:
hello I am sorry for bothering you guys but need some help. I battle with anxiety and depression and OCD but I know it's not going to harm me. I also have emetophobia and am terrified of sickos/vomit. Absolutely terrified. The thing is, I am babysitting some girls tomorrow, well not really babysitting, they are 11 and 9 and are cool, independent and healthy. I am just so scared they are sick, just of catching something off them. The difference is, I feel being physically unwell can harm me more*

*than psychological things (probably one of my irrational thoughts) as it is out of my control and what my counsellor - I do not see her anymore - said was that for me it was the unpredictability that I can’t deal with and that I need to be in control. I am so scared, I know it is my responsibility to look after them but do you have any tips? If I am truthful, it’s just life I need help with. I am scared to carry on living like this, I just want the bad things to go away, so much. Thank you

Hey anon, I’m so sorry for the late reply!! and you’re not a bother, that’s what we’re here for! How did the babysitting end up going? I used to be extremely emetophobic too, just as bad as you! i know it’s hard to believe, but this phobia in particular tends to go away with time - and really, as long as you don’t eat perishable foods that have been out for a while, don’t get blackout drunk, take your meds with food, and don’t hang out with people who have the stomach flu, it’s really unlikely that you’ll puke at all. I haven’t puked in 10 years. 10 years!!! Now, of course these things are out of your control to some extent, and that’s what makes them scary. So the only things you can change are your thoughts. Your psychological problems are harming you much more than anything physical at the moment, so you need to address that as if it was the flu. Go easy on yourself as you would go easy on a physically ill person! You won’t feel this way forever, but it’s time to take control of what controls you. Please let me know if you need any more advice!


Anonymous asked:
Hi, I don't know whether what i'm feeling is anxiety or if it's normal, but i don't want to sound stupid, please help? Sometimes when i'm in a situation i will start to feel really stressed, for no reason at all. I just start to panic, my throat goes tight, i struggle to breathe and i'll cry or just need to run away from the place. This can set off from anything really, from if a shop is too busy to if someone is talking too loud to if something in my room is out of place. Why is this happening?

Well, I think what you’re feeling is a NORMAL type of anxiety, but it sounds like it’s really affecting your everyday life, which is what defines it as a ‘disorder’. It’s happening because of a chemical imbalance in your brain. I think it’s a good idea to talk to a doctor at this point! there’s no need to live like you are, there are a lot of things to help with exactly what you’re going through out there, and it’s time to go get ‘em. You won’t feel like this forever, I promise!! keep your head up!

-Gina <3