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Froggyprincess

557d

Who do you talk to when you need to talk but can't talk to anyone around you? I want to talk about things, but I can't talk to anyone I know without them getting worried.

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    • MatchaBunn

      557d

      I just posted something very similar, so I understand where you’re coming from. Using apps and websites like this one, where you are anonymous, can definitely help ease that fear of worrying others. You deserve to have the space to share how you are feeling without fear of the reactions of others. Another resource, one I find especially useful when I become semi-verbal, is the crisis text line (text “HOME” to 741741). Often times they know how to validate and listen in the way that you need, and they help problem solve coping skills. Sometimes, going the therapy route can help, either in individualized or group settings. Depending on your relationship with your therapist, you may be able to reach out to them for help. I have a Google doc with my therapist that I journal in, but she also encourages me to email her if I need more urgent help remembering and finding coping techniques. Having that clarity and well-defined boundaries with a professional is useful to me to find a space where I can share. I hope that you can find community resources for support here or online, as well. Having the support of a peer can be great practice for sharing some of that with other people in your life. Definitely don’t shame yourself for not being able to share, though. Remember even talking to yourself or journaling can be a great release of what’s on your mind. And it helps get it out of your brain so you can better explore and understand those ideas and feelings.

    • Careabear

      556d

      It used to be my best friend. But I recently realized how much she has on her plate and feel incredibly selfish talking to her. So I keep it in.

    • Skipeople

      557d

      Someone mentioned the 741741 text line, which I have used. I have a talk therapist and an art therapist, personally. Not sure if its still a thing, but I used to use a website called 7cups.com

    • MatchaBunn

      557d

      I just posted something very similar, so I understand where you’re coming from. Using apps and websites like this one, where you are anonymous, can definitely help ease that fear of worrying others. You deserve to have the space to share how you are feeling without fear of the reactions of others. Another resource, one I find especially useful when I become semi-verbal, is the crisis text line (text “HOME” to 741741). Often times they know how to validate and listen in the way that you need, and they help problem solve coping skills. Sometimes, going the therapy route can help, either in individualized or group settings. Depending on your relationship with your therapist, you may be able to reach out to them for help. I have a Google doc with my therapist that I journal in, but she also encourages me to email her if I need more urgent help remembering and finding coping techniques. Having that clarity and well-defined boundaries with a professional is useful to me to find a space where I can share. I hope that you can find community resources for support here or online, as well. Having the support of a peer can be great practice for sharing some of that with other people in your life. Definitely don’t shame yourself for not being able to share, though. Remember even talking to yourself or journaling can be a great release of what’s on your mind. And it helps get it out of your brain so you can better explore and understand those ideas and feelings.

    • musigal1827

      557d

      I tell my husband some things... but not always because he can be judgmental. I used to be able to tell my friend but I overwhelmed her so much she doesn't talk to me on personal level anymore, just professional. It sucks. It's hard cuz there's so many levels of junk no single person could handle all of it. But I listen to people's problems everyday in my line of work. So it helps me get through my stuff. I'm here to listen to anyone who needs it.

    • Marietom

      557d

      I can't talk to anyone

    • Lexapro

      557d

      You can send me a message about it if you want

    • Storme25

      557d

      Crisis or warm line counselors doctors

    • Kermie

      557d

      Talk to a stranger. They don't know you and can't judge. I recently started a diary for me darker and more obsessive thoughts. It has helped the venting process. There are apps online now with passwords so that no one can read them but you

    • Butterflygoddess

      557d

      I have a listening service, tip basis only. I can listen to you 🤗 I started it for this very reason, sometimes we need to talk but we want to verbal dump on someone and not on our loved ones. Therapists are so expensive and they mostly listen anyway. So I started a listening service. You can do it by text, zoom, fb chat, phone call, however you like. I won't give any unsolicited advice. I have a podcast called Butterflies and Bravery, if you want to hear a bit about me and my life. My best friend and I tell a lot of our stories mixed in with guests etc.

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