Please note - we are NOT medical or mental health professionals. This information and the links are solely for community support and are not to be used in the place of any form of care by your physician or therapist / counselor.
Take one deep breath.
This page is here for you if you need a mental or emotional reminder to breathe.
Before continuing - how are you really doing? If you are feeling any desire to self harm, are in a place of crisis, or are having suicidal thoughts - please reach out for help.
TO A FRIEND
Please call or message or contact a friend or loved one, anyone at all you feel safe with and let them know you are not ok right now. Sometimes just talking helps, but you need to be honest and if you are in an unsafe head space - please let them know.
You are NOT a burden. Please, please reach out to a Love when you are feeling any need to injure yourself or others.
Click the phone icon to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
This is a confidential, free support crisis helpline that is available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.
If you are at immediate risk of harm, please call 911 or go to your local emergency room.
Seek professional assistance for your mental health. Talk to your primary care physician (if you have one) or find a counselor you feel safe with to talk to.
Ok, let's relax just a moment.
Unclench your jaw
Relax your shoulders away from your ears
Soften your forehead
Straighten out your back
Release your hands if they are balled
Drop your tongue from the roof of your mouth
Take a deep breath
We live in "uncertain times" under the "new normal" while juggling our own work, lives and relationships, challenges and hurdles, the list just keeps growing. That tension and the stress can compound - so here is a simple reminder to take just this moment to breathe and if nothing else - focus on my own bad grammar and silly page for a reminder to breathe.
It is ok if all you did today was survive. It is ok to rock the unwashed hair and dirty dishes in the sink days as much as it is ok to throw yourself into something (like a project, hobby, adventure) to keep yourself moving forward at all. This will be full of silly cliche sayings - but just remember that you have already survived 100% of your hardest and worst days. You are a badass and I know you are going to rock on!
You've got this!
We believe in you and know you are gonna make it through.
You are a survivor and you are a warrior.
You are more than enough.
Get more information, resources, assistance and guidance by reaching out to your local mental health professionals or by checking out these links: