The last few months have been difficult for me. I’ve lost two classmates to suicide, and it’s really been bothering me. As someone who struggles with my own mental health, I completely understand wanting to give up. Sometimes, life just becomes too much for some people to handle. That’s why it’s so important to check on your loved ones daily.You never know what someone is going through mentally.
In my Five Ways To Deal With Anxiety post, I wrote about different ways you can cope with depression and anxiety. Writing is obviously my go to, but there are days when even that doesn’t work. A friend of mine introduced me to the Grounding Method a few months ago and it has helped me a lot. The Grounding Method uses the five senses to help you calm down in stressful situations. It’s really simple, yet effective.
Next time you’re feeling anxious and stressed out, give the Grounding Method a try. If you struggle with depression and anxiety, please TALK to someone. Don’t keep it all bottled up. If you don’t have anyone, you can always click the contact box and message me. Mental health is so important and it’s something we don’t talk about often.
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