Moving on

Through years of therapy and recovery, you learn different coping techniques or skills to manage your symptoms. Over time, you saw results and they were proven effective. You remain hopeful and dependent on them.

Then one day, it no longer works. You give it time, try to make it habitual, but it still doesn’t work.

I’ve learned with trying to manage my mental illnesses that I have to be flexible with ongoing management. What worked before may not work later.

I would love to hear your experiences and thoughts regarding this.

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  1. I have learned that people telling me to breathe when I am in a panic is really the worst thing. I feel like the world is collapsing, I’m not just going to sit and breathe. Finding 5 things that are a certain color, and I mean really looking for them helps, sometimes I count boxes of Mac and cheese in the grocery store if I have to. Being forced to play catch when I dissociate helps. When I am depressed, doing the absolute opposite of what I want to do, be around other people helps, even if I know I am going to suck it will also change.

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