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How to Help a Breakdown? - January 12th 2011, 02:32 AM

Have you guys ever had a time where you just couldn't stop crying and all your problems and past problems just multiply by x999 and everything just seems terrible and that you can't fix it?

Yeah... what do you do when that happens?

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Re: How to Help a Breakdown? - January 12th 2011, 03:00 AM


Let it out. Crying is, despite how you might feel right now, healthy. You're letting out your emotions.

Go bury your face in your pillow. Imagine all of your anger, all your frustration, all your darkness in your tears -- coming out of you, and into the pillow. And give the pillow a good kick or two afterwards for good measure.

It'll be okay. It'll pass. Hang in there. And let the tears come.

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Re: How to Help a Breakdown? - January 12th 2011, 03:26 AM

Hey there,

There are a number of different things I do to help with a break down. One thing I do is allow myself to cry. Crying is medicine to the soul. I know sometimes it sucks to cry and it can be so over whelming but it can really help. When you are feeling really upset let yourself cry because it can help immensely.

Also when I am really struggling I will sit down and journal. It helps to get all the bad things out in the open. Sharing those thoughts and feelings in a blog helps a lot.

Lastly, I do a number of the things on the list of alternatives to self harm. I know that they are alternatives to self harm but sometimes it helps to distract myself from the pain inside. Here is the link: http://www.teenhelp.org/forums/f12-self-harm/t9418-alternatives-self-harm/

I really hope this helped and if you ever want to chat feel free to pm me.

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Re: How to Help a Breakdown? - January 12th 2011, 04:02 AM

You can let it out by crying but if time comes that you really can't help it then that's gonna be a big problem on your part. You can talk with your parents about it or your close friends maybe. You know, friends are better cure!

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Re: How to Help a Breakdown? - January 12th 2011, 05:03 AM

Lots of these things have been mentioned by others so sorry for the repitition.
When I'm feeling like that crying is the first and foremost, I write/draw and try and get things out of my head more, simple exercise, grounding techniques and I use music as a distraction. If all else fails, I try and sleep, which after crying so much tends to be such a relief although it does depend how bad the memories are... Sorry your struggling sweetpea xox

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Re: How to Help a Breakdown? - January 15th 2011, 12:12 AM

Yeah, that happened to me once... And I have to admit it's incredibly hard to fight, but my advice is to let it out; tell someone. You have no idea how good it feels knowing someone you trust has heard you out and listened to you. Who knows? Some of the advice they might give you might help. After all, they should know you pretty well. Another thing I recommend is to do some exercise! This sounds weird, but it helped me out like you have no idea! Crying it out is also a good idea, but I believe it's not too good if you do it too much. Some of my friends locked themselves in their room for weeks crying because of that advice. That will only increase your depression. Go out as much as you can! Call your friends up regularly, even if it's just to the park! Remember to keep yourself occupied, and don't give yourself too much time to ponder. Hope this helped you, if you need anything feel free to ask! Carpe Diem.

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Re: How to Help a Breakdown? - January 15th 2011, 05:52 PM

Originally Posted by Nicoke View Post
Have you guys ever had a time where you just couldn't stop crying and all your problems and past problems just multiply by x999 and everything just seems terrible and that you can't fix it?

Yeah... what do you do when that happens?
I can only remember crying once, it was over something really small too
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