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What do you guys do to prevent psychotic breaks? I just had one three days ago and I really can't go through that again

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    • Rasin

      916d

      no scary movies or imagery(safe search on electronics) no mirrors, and clean spaces filled with comforting items

    • Rasin

      916d

      no scary movies or imagery(safe search on electronics) no mirrors, and clean spaces filled with comforting items

    • quartzy

      926d

      I would second journalling. It's also important that you have a trusted person who can help watch over you. Something that helps me is a consistent routine. All my episodes have been during seasons where I don't sleep regularly, I'm eating maybe three times a week, and I work chaotic hours. The more consistent for me, the better.

    • Jadie

      930d

      Journaling. I am forgetful so I look back through old entries and it helps keep my insight. I live with my boyfriend so I tell him once I gain insight on my symptoms and we will work on lowering stress levels and dealing with my triggers. It doesnt really prevent it but softens it so I dont really reach the peak it just fades until the delusions and hallucinations are gone. When I was on my own I couldnt soften the experience. Isolation is scary with psychotic disorders.

    • nita

      930d

      yeah for me being alone makes it worse- try to avoid self isolation as much as possible and if you feel any of your warning signs coming then take a couple days off work or school and do as much self care as possible

    • Justinerosexx

      931d

      I agree with socks. The thing that helps me the most is having a support person talk you thru it or utilizing the crisis line.

    • socks

      933d

      i was also going to ask this question. if i feel myself going into that state of mind though, i get a friend or someone who i can trust to look after me and make sure i don’t do something stupid or scary but that’s all i have. meds are important in prevention but i haven’t found anything that works for me yet

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