Emotional Support

Articles and Help with emotional needs and how to ask for and get support.

Making Tomorrow Better By Doing Something Today

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I have had a question at the bottom of my signature on the forum for a few years now. I have a lot of people tell me they like the “quote” – though it is not actually a quote- is just a question I ask myself and have asked many…

Emotional Support Animals – More Than Just Pets

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Also known as comfort animals, emotional support animals provide emotional support to an individual experiencing an emotional disorder. Not only do these animals provide company to a person but also are also affectionate and fun, which in turn helps lower stress levels and increases activity. Emotional support animals do not…

Talking About “Crazy”

Talking About “Crazy”

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Hello everybody! I have thought about what to write but I was actually a bit stumped! I was going to share something I had written in the grips of a nasty depression but I am just not brave enough to share it today. Instead, I thought I’d talk about the…

I Hate My Life – Is Suicide the Answer?

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I hate my life – there is nothing good, everything sucks and even if something good happened, something else bad will happen and makes it all shit again. I am sick of life sucking and just want to die. Life is so pointless anyway- we all die eventually, why not…

Distraction Mechanisms in a Crisis

Distraction Mechanisms in a Crisis

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As I write this article, I would probably class myself as being in crisis. It’s a horrible place to be and it feels like no matter how hard I try, I cannot feel better. I have been told by the Crisis Team to distract as much as possible. This advice…

5 Cartoons That Show What Its Like to Live With Anxiety

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Making a phone call might seem like a simple thing for most people,  but when you suffer from anxiety it can take hours to psych yourself up to the point it is even possible to dial the number. (Source) Socialising become such a mine field of potential problems and panic…

I have No Friends

I Have No Friends! Why Doesn’t Anyone Like Me?

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Have you ever noticed how some people seem to make friends like it is the easiest thing in the world? People seem to naturally like them and be drawn to them? Have you ever felt like no matter how hard you try, no matter how ‘nice’ you are, no matter…