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How to you ground yourself?

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by prophetbirds, May 17, 2011.

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  1. prophetbirds

    prophetbirds Well-Known Member

    This isn't urgent, but I was having a really hard afternoon, and had some intense suicidal urges. What are some ways that you guys ground yourself in a crisis?
    Feel free to move if this is the wrong place for this thread.
  2. Green.Triceratops

    Green.Triceratops Account Closed

    I dont really know but sometimes i go and take a shower, read a book, draw a picture, even though i cant draw, or write in his spiral notebook i have. It doesent have to be positive but it helps to get out what you're thinking. Gotta hide that book really well. And then i hope the urges don't come back.

    And music!!!! Lots of it, happy/positive/upbeat if you've got some.
    Sorry if i'm not much help. But thats what i've got.
  3. Stranger1

    Stranger1 Forum Buddy & Antiquities Friend

    Try positive self talk, and controlled breathing.. In thru the nose and out thru the mouth..Those are two coping skills I learned thru therapy and they help..
  4. Lizzieni

    Lizzieni Well-Known Member

    I'd agree with the controlled breathing- nice and slow and deep. It really works plus it can be done anywhere anytime.
    If. Have the energy I also go for a walk- not too long! Thankfully I live on a hill that let's me overlook my city on the way back which is relaxing.
    Also talking to someone- it doesn't have to be about your feelings- even mudane chatter from someone can make you feel less alone.
  5. dazzle11215

    dazzle11215 Staff Alumni

    make art
    call the crisis line
    look at photos of my friends
    hug my cat
    deep breathing
    watch a movie
    write poetry
    write in my journal
  6. icequeen

    icequeen Well-Known Member

    i try and go for walk every day
    deep breathing
    go on internet
    loud music to drown out the mind chatter
    call a crisis line to hear non judgemental voice
    cry a lot
    get to my bubble, a safe place i have where nothing gets in or out.
    and ofc, we can come here!

    is there something or somewhere that makes you feel good, hug it or touch it, go there..sing at the top of your voice..dance...burn the energy up and then hopefully you will ground a little better. good luck
  7. Viro

    Viro Well-Known Member

    I submerge myself in water. Sometimes, I clean. I do some other stuff too that I don't talk about.
  8. prophetbirds

    prophetbirds Well-Known Member

    Agh, sorry everyone, just realized the typo in the title. :p
    Please forgive me, How DO you ground yourself?
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