LETTERS FROM FRIENDS // TO AMANDA



Welcome to Friends In Need. Today we are answering another Letter From a Friend.

My hope is to be able to support you in times of need, when you’re needing encouragement, or offer advice on difficulties you may be facing.

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Resources:
(If you have any you would like to see here, please let me know)

Anxiety – The family of anxiety disorders include generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder and agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and post traumatic stress disorder. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is the most common and is characterised by persistent, excessive worrying about everyday events and activities which the person finds difficult to control.

https://adaa.org/tips

Dealing with Anxiety: Using the Strength of an Anxious Mind to Calm Anxiety


https://thiswayup.org.au/how-do-you-feel/worried/

Breathing Exercises – Breathing exercises are useful for when you feel anxiety or panic coming on strongly and need a method to calm down. They are most useful when used in conjunction with other coping mechanisms, but taking the time to breathe can really help.

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Depression – Depression is a disorder that is evidenced by excessive sadness, loss of interest in enjoyable things, and low motivation.

Coping with Depression

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The Trevor Project:

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

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Mindfulness – Mindfulness is about paying attention in a particular way – on purpose, in the present moment and without judgment with the goal of helping you focus and create a space between our feelings and the actions we use to respond to them.

https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/benefits-of-mindfulness/

https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/mindfulness-exercises-techniques-activities/

Negative Thoughts – Negative thinking is a thought process where people tend to find the worst in everything, or reduce their expectations by considering the worst possible scenarios. This approach can allay disappointment in some situations; but, negative thinking tends to manifest into a pattern that can cause tremendous stress, worry, or sadness over time

https://www.klearminds.com/blog/cognitive-distortions-thinking-errors-can-cbt-help/

http://www.cognitivetherapyguide.org/negative-thinking-patterns.htm
http://www.cognitivetherapyguide.org/thought-review-thought-record.htm

Self Esteem/Self-Worth – Self-esteem is used to describe a person’s overall sense of self-worth or personal value. In other words, how much you appreciate and like yourself.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/self-esteem/art-20045374

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/raising-low-self-esteem/

Therapists

(USA)

www.Openpathcollective.org ($49 one time fee, $30 – $50 per session)

www.psychologytoday.com

Hotlines

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal ideation or self-harm, then please call one of the hotlines listed below. These are trained professionals that can help you find local resources as well as get you the help that you need.

US National Suicide Hotlines: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Hotlines by state

Canada http://ospn.ca/

and the Mental Health Helpline – http://www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca/

https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-medical-advice-telehealth-ontario

1-866-797-0000

UK Samaritans Charity 08457 90 90 90*

Northern Ireland Lifeline: 0808 808 8000

Australia LifeLine 13 11 14

New Zealand Crisis Contacts

Crisis centers by country.

The Trevor Project 866 488 7386

“providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth”

Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 PRESS 1

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