Sufferer Looking for ways to cope and feel more understood about my mental hardships.

Kasey865

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My name is kassandra and I'm new to this type of chat room in general. But I am loooking for ways to cope and feel more understood about my mental hardships. I am hoping that this site will give me more of the support and understanding I am needing.

I am a survivor to addiction, and have ptsd due to my cousin losing the battle to addiction and committing suicide in front of me 4 years ago. I suffer from night terrors and forming close relationships with others.
 

gsvkp12193

New Here
My name is kassandra and I'm new to this type of chat room in general. But I am loooking for ways to cope and feel more understood about my mental hardships. I am hoping that this site will give me more of the support and understanding I am needing.

I am a survivor to addiction, and have ptsd due to my cousin losing the battle to addiction and committing suicide in front of me 4 years ago. I suffer from night terrors and forming close relationships with others.
Hello Kassandra, my name is George, and my heart bleeds for you truly. I have lost three friends to suicide, one to overdose and my mother to prescription drug abuse. I am offering you this. be kind, think of what you want most and try to imagine that your cousin most likely wanted a version of that as well. Also, safety feelings grounding checks may help along with a frozen orange. Safety feelings grounding checks I was taught in my recent stay at Sheppard Pratt Trauma Disorder Unit in Maryland. It basically is where you rate your feeling of safety 1-5, 1 being the best and 5 being the worst along with your feelings (Anxious, Angry and so on, and how grounded you feel. They also always gave me a frozen orange to ground me as well. I hope this helps. Blessings upon you I pray.
 
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