this post is for all us folk needing help (tips, support, hacks, resources, pep talks, etc.) to maintain our health, for today, like, right now –
or in other words, this is to help you get through the short-term by trying some new solutions in the next few minutes.
i have no formal education in mental health (medical, psychiatric, or otherwise), so am only speaking here from my own experiences of spiraling into acute episodes, and what things have helped me survive to tell the tale.
most of this draws from the area of CBT – cognitive behavioral therapy – and my intention here is to offer up some handy resources because it is not easily available elsewhere.
the self-help info below is listed in no specific order, and some may apply better to anxiety attacks (if you’re looking for some words to relate to how you’re feeling, maybe you would enjoy reading this) or depressive episodes (if you’re looking for some words to relate to how you’re feeling, maybe you would enjoy reading this), but regardless
it will always be most helpful when you are better able to identify HOW you feel.
so, try moving away from vague words (like “good”, “mad”, “bad”) and try to be more specific in identifying what emotions are being felt because it helps with self-expression, which helps with diagnosis and treatment.
finally, not everything below is going to be of interest to you, so skip it if so.
hopefully, you’ll find something else here that works well enough…