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.
Have you pre-ordered your copy of Growing Girls With Curls: Short Stories For Girls Of Color? If not, click here to reserve your copy. All pre-ordered books will ship out May 20th!
Thank you Chantal. Yes, grounding is one of the most effective techniques that help an anxious mind escape the attack. But on many occasions the sufferer needs someone by his side to walk him through the process. Otherwise there is the chance that they lose hope and give up the whole idea.
Thanks for reading. I have anxiety and the grounding method works fine when I’m alone. To each it’s own.
Thanks for sharing. The grounding method sounds like a great strategy to manage anxiety. Walking and music tend to help me when I’m feeling anxious. I’ll have to give the grounding method a try.
Hi Kristin, thank you for reading!
Yes! This is so important. I lost a friend to suicide a few years back.it was devastating (it always is). More so because this person was part of a huge group of friends they could’ve reached out to at any time. They didn’t. Our hearts all broke double. Always reach out. Don’t bottle it up!
Yes! It’s definitely important to talk to someone instead of bottling up emotions.
This method is so helpful. I often utilize it when I’m feeling overwhelmed or panicky.
My mind was blown when it worked the first time I tried it.
Sorry for your loss. :(… I’ve never heard of grounding but thank you for sharing. I know friends who get really anxious about life and this would be something that may help them. Will definitely share it with them.
Thank you and thank you so much for reading.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Thank you for the post, I saved it on my ‘home remedies’ folder on Pintrest.
Thank you Susie!
Please accept my Condolences.on the loss of your friends. Mental health is often ignored and it can lead to major problems.