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“Being a human can be a messy, hard, confusing, painful experience sometimes.”

  • Call a trusted friend or family member and talk it out.
  • Book a session (or more!) with your therapist.
  • Decrease your expectations of yourself during the tough time.
  • Watch your favorite movie or TV show.
  • Reread your favorite picture and chapter books from childhood.
  • Breathe. Deeply. Slowly. Four counts in. Six counts out.
  • Hydrate.
  • Go outside and be in the sunshine.
  • Lay down on the ground. Let the earth/floor hold you.
  • Write a list of why you are going to be OK.
  • Listen to music.
  • Help out at your local humane society.

For more ideas courtesy of The Mighty, see the full list here

Let us know what helps you calm down when things are tough!

RESOURCES & TOOLS
Anxiety and Depression Association of America: Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress

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If you or someone you know might be at risk of suicide, please reach out to someone who can help, and in an emergency, call 911, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255, or text the Crisis Text Line 741741.