Last night while I did end up taking some medication and crying myself to sleep, I did use some of my DBT skills. While in bed, the Nyquil and Valium weren’t kicking in fast enough and I used the urge surfing skill not to self harm or take more. I tried to accept my emotion and let it be. I tried to not over analyze things too much, or push away the unpleasant feelings. By the time the medicine started to kick in, I felt much calmer and it wasn’t just due to the meds. I think not fighting the emotions really helped. I woke up to see 20 somethings friend had texted me a couple times after he was done wanting to hang out, but I was already asleep. He reads this blog usually so maybe he knew that. I’m trying not to judge my reaction of things not going as I had thought they would/planned. Hey that’s another skill.
Marci, Mental Health, & More
Marci- Me a 32 year old gay female living in California in the United States.
Mental Health- I am diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and Schizoaffective Disorder Bipolar type. I blog about my own experience with mental health as well as resources, research, and re-blogs relating to mental health.
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