Things to remember

It is hard, in the moment of crisis or the midst of a meltdown, to remember that this will pass. The immediate emotions, be they panic, fear, frustration, anger, rejection (is that an emotion?) are all consuming and it is difficult to see anything beyond them. I remember when I was in group therapy, if I was panicking about something people would tell me to ‘breathe…. breathe’. And I used to feel angry as well as panicky because I thought it was such a ridiculous thing to say.  I am bloody breathing. I’d be dead if I wasn’t breathing, how is telling me to breathe supposed to help?  One of the strategies I used to use to avoid self-harming was to draw or write how I was feeling and what I really would like to do to myself. As a rule, this was a reliable method in diverting me from hitting the self-destruct button Read full article, you know you want to…