WMHD-where to get support & how to combatWatch
The good news is there is a lot of mental health support available.
There are a variety of mental health categories ranging from depression, to panic attacks, to social anxiety, to self confidence, low self esteem, anxiety etc.
You can get support and there is a lot of support out there such as:
-The Samaritans, you can call 116 123, which is available 24 hours a day
-Mind, 0300 123 3393
-Saneline, 0300 304 7000, from 4.30pm-10.30pm
-The mix, 0800 808 4994, 11am-11pm
-SHOUT, text 852258, 24 hour text service
-Papyrus, 0800 068 4141, if you have thoughts of suicide or in emotional distress
-Rethink, 0300 5000 927, for people of mental health and carers
-Kooth, online counselling
-Childline, 0800 1111
You can go and see a GP regarding mental health.
You or someone may able to get crises team for yourself or another person.
There are also peer support groups and classes available. You can search on the internet, go to your local health clinic or hospital.
Also if you are at school, college or university, you can refer yourself to a counsellor. Also you can talk to someone you trust.
I will add more posts in this thread on how to combat anxiety, social anxiety and more.
0) You can try nlp exercises, meditation, breathing techniques, visualisation. You can read books on this subject and there is a wealth of resources on the internet, youtube regarding this subject.
1) Relax, imagine you're just observing or there as a traveller. For example, if you are on holiday, you go there to experience and observe the attraction, you're not going to get anxious doing that are you?
2) Smile, smiling in contagious.
3) Be confident, respect yourself, accept yourself, work out, wear good clothes, feel good, focus on your passions, know you are a good person who treats people well, you have got as much right as everyone else.
Think positively, be proud of yourself, do things that make you happy, remember your happy times, what makes you confident? What makes you proud? Do you have a skill you are good at? Do things like cooking, driving, learning that increases your confidence daily. Relax.
Have good posture, body language, improve your appearance. Be happy with yourself.
4) Dress well, have good grooming, hairstyle, have good posture.
5) Just say hi or hey to people in your vicinity, who cares if they don't say anything back?
6) Ask how they are, how's everything, how's it going, what's the latest, what made them choose this course, their plans for the future, their plans for the rest of the day, weekend, how was their weekend, their day, what they will get up to, what they got up to, ask them about their hobbies, talk about what's happening. You could read up on current affairs.
Talk about the weather or did you see that sports game? Just mingle with them,
Compliment them, say "I like your jacket".
If you know they went on a holiday or somewhere, ask them about it etc.
7) Be passionate about life.
8) In group discussions, relax and talk to someone close or if someone says something you know, you can talk then. Stay relaxed.
9) Lighten up, have a laugh, laugh easily, be friendly, approachable, interested, relaxed.
24 hour confidentially service for those with thoughts of suicide.
Family Lives Helpline on 0808 800 2222
For support with family breakdown, aggression in the home, bullying, mental help concerns.
These are some ways you can cope and do:
-Relax, don't care, ignore, don't be sensitive
-Just indicate you disregard, for example, you can look at your watch, then do something
-If they say anything mean, insulting-give it them back, you could say 'I never knew you cared or was obsessed with me'.
-Cut them out
-Don't care, don't say anything or do anything
-Be silent (in the sense don't visit their house or communicate with them, don't look to show them)
-Keep your distance
-Have goals, follow through
-Achieve, take care of yourself, make a success of yourself
-Have friends, have fun
Crime victim support
Also side by side mind.
https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses...lf-help-guides - CBT-based self-help guides for a variety of mental health issues, but also sleep problems and bereavement
https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/fi...apies-service/ - self-referral for psychological therapies for adults over 18 in England
https://breathingspace.scot/living-life/ - similar service but in Scotland
(Hope it is OK to hijack your thread )