Mental Health Chat


Flashbacks and nightmares
On with weepingwillow
Flashbacks and nightmares are, unfortunately, almost universal for people that have been abused. How do we deal with these things? How do we get enough sleep?

Choosing a therapist
On with weepingwillow
Therapy can be very helpful in dealing with mental health issues, but how do we find the best person to help us with that. What is important to you in a t?

Helping cross gendered alters
On with weepingwillow
It is not that unusual for some inners to be different gender than the body. How do you, and they, deal with that? What do you do to make them more comfortable?

Distrust in therapy
On with weepingwillow
Therapy can be extremely difficult, and it takes a lot to open up, even though we know it is their job. How do you start to build trust with a new t? What kind of questions do you ask? What kind of info do you share at first? What kinds of things do we hold back?

Utilizing support systems
On with weepingwillow
I have a small, but solid, support system around me, but never use it. Lets talk about how best to use that resource and feel comfortable doing it.

Unique coping mechanisms
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Thing about coping mechanisms is they can be very different from one person to the next. Some things most people find helpful and we suggest those things to one another a lot - yoga, meditation, etc. Lets talk about other things we do, that are less common.

PTSD and sleep
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One of the biggest symptoms of PTSD is sleep disturbances. We will discuss how PTSD effects our sleep and ways to make sleeping easier.

Lets brainstorm ways to avoid self injury
On with weepingwillow
Last week we talked about maintaining sobriety from addictions, but did not cover self injury in general. We will talk a little bit about ways to avoid si, and maybe discuss some triggers.

Maintaining sobriety
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Many of us cope(d) with mental health problems by drinking. During this chat we can discuss ways to help maintain sobriety. Any type of addiction requires work to keep under wraps.

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Part of being sane, is being a little bit crazy.
~ Janet Long