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I don't know what to do.

Spangl3s

Spangl3s

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I've been having some really good weeks but lately it has been a downgoing spiral. I can't function at work, at home or in my relationship. All I think about is self harming and suicide. I don't want to search for help because I'm scared that I won't be taken seriously. I try to talk to my boyfriend but I don't want to put this on his shoulders. Also it feels like it's annoying him.

I am about to start DBT in a few weeks and I'm so scared to mess it up. I don't know how to get rid of this anxiety nor how to stop thinking about suicide. I feel totally clueless.
 
Cpt_Stunning

Cpt_Stunning

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google the Linden Method, probably better than DBT for anxiety.
 
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Girl interupted

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You are stressing out because you are about to start something new, dbt. And like most bpd’s you’re putting all of your eggs in one basket, so much so, that it’s become a point of anxiety.

What if it doesn’t work? What if I screw it up?

Stop doing that to yourself.

Stop building it up in your head to be bigger than it is.

Exhale.

When you finally get there, you’ll wonder why you tortured yourself.

In the meantime, try some meditation. There are a number of great apps around, but I like Headspace.

Go to a movie, meet friends for dinner, get out of the house and out of your head.

Be strong, you’re almost there. Be kind to yourself.
 
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