Back to exploding… today. I had an anxiety attack lasting me 2 and a half hours. This event in my day caused me to realize something. I am helpless. I am empty and I don’t know what to feel. I immediately text my therapist who is the only person I will talk to about my emotions yet later this day I will tell her EVERYTHING at my session. She calms me with texting me back and I calm down. I then visit her at 8 pm. I deeply tell her how I feel. I tell her I have zero motivation. I feel lonely. I hate my life. I don’t want to do this anymore.
HELPING YOURSELF IN THE HERE AND NOW:
- It’s important to know that you have already taken a huge first step by reaching out for help. It takes a lot of COURAGE to seek help so thank you for trusting us here at TeenCentral.
- We have some helpful resources available to you. Under the “LEARN” tab we have a section on Anxiety and even guidance on how to create a Support Plan to help you through tough moments.
- It’s great that your therapist helps you through your crises when they occur. Having a mental health professional to help you is a very important part of your long-term mental health plan. I’m wondering – are there any other family members or trusted adults you can speak to like a family friend, guidance counselor, or teacher as well? Try talking to them about your anxiety. They might be able to be an added support system for you.
- Going through anxiety can be difficult not only mentally but physically as well. What are the things you can do that help you feel calm and relaxed? Even little things like listening to music, lighting candles, and watching a favorite movie can all have a big impact on your mood.
- Surround yourself with positive people who make you feel good and happy and if you don’t have many positive people in your life consider joining a club or youth group at church. Some of these people may be individuals you can talk to about your anxiety while others might just be people who you have fun interacting with. It’s important to keep these connections and use them for support when needed.