I’m gonna start off by saying that I’m back! This site used to be therapy for me but when it helped me finally get the courage to tell somebody about my anxiety, I stopped using it. I don’t have an attack to for nearly 2 months, and I was proud of that. But then one day I got into an argument with my parents over some sheets of music and realized it didnt matter cause I’m moving anyway. So after that I quickly spiraled and have had 6 attacks in the last 48 hours. I’ve tri d contacting my person but his phone is dead and I don’t know what to do.
I have also been under a lot of stress lately so I don’t know if that’s contributing but…
Finally, I have been thinking about abt pronouns and sexuality and stuff and I have a lot of questions. Like what are my preferred pronouns? Am I really straight? Like not asexual or something? And what does all this mean?
- Thank you for reaching out to TeenCentral again. We are so happy you were able to find the courage to tell someone about your anxiety. You have shown extreme strength in doing that and in reaching back out to TeenCentral now. Anxiety is not something that just goes away. Continue to help yourself by using the skills you have learned and reaching out for help.
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- If you find yourself in the situation where you don’t have someone to talk to right away, what else can you do to cope? Journaling can be a great way to express the thoughts and feelings building up inside. To document what skills help you cope. Or to remind you of your goals and future plans. You can click here for more ideas click here for Journaling as a Coping Skill for Stress.
- You mentioned having questions on pronouns and sexuality. There is a lot of information on our site. You can read others stories or click HERE for information that could help answer your questions.