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Len

880d

my friend is going through, what I guess to be, a rough case of dissociation. since I've experienced it myself I understand her situation but am confused on how to help. She doesn't feel that real people are real but instead empty husks. While mine usually lasts a few hours, hers has seemed to been going on all day. how do I help her?

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    • Selix

      875d

      I deal with the exact same thing. Everyone needs something different, but what helps me the most is having someone touch me. Not softly but tight. Like a tight and long hug. Some sort of compression, weight on top of me to help ground me. And my favorite warm drink or food.

    • Selix

      875d

      I deal with the exact same thing. Everyone needs something different, but what helps me the most is having someone touch me. Not softly but tight. Like a tight and long hug. Some sort of compression, weight on top of me to help ground me. And my favorite warm drink or food.

    • OuchyAbdomen

      880d

      Grounding techniques definitely help. For me it's physical items, like a fidget or even helping to put together a puzzle is a good distraction. Other times soft blanket or stuffy can bring a sense of "safe". Or nice smells like their favorite perfume or calonge or other smells like lavender.

    • Jules26

      880d

      Keep her safe and calm and try to get her some medical help. If it’s gone on all day, the episode may be more serious/have something medical going on. Good luck, you’re a good friend!

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

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