You need to tell your parents, I don’t know what the medical practices are like where you live but in the UK I’m pretty sure you need to be with an adult to see a doctor if you’re under sixteen. Seeing a doctor means you can be properly diagnosed, mental illnesses are just as serious as any other type of illness. The first step is to tell your parents so they can help you, that’s what they’re there for! If you really can’t tell them then talk to someone else, perhaps an older sibling? It’s not healthy to keep it bottled up and if you want to get to the bottom of what’s causing you trouble seeing a doctor is the first step. I’m sorry I can’t be of more help, you can do this, I have faith in you! Message me how you get on xx
My depersonalization comes in little bouts, I definitely don’t suffer that badly compared to people who constantly live with it. I try to tell myself that it will pass if I don’t dwell on it too much and that’s usually works for me. So on a personal level my advice isn’t much help but there are other methods to cope with depersonalization. If you’re looking for personal advice perhaps looking on the depersonalization tag? If you want a list of methods that may help you, you can always message me again.
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I’m not aware of a specific exercise, no. Anything that gets your endorphins going and your blood pumping is good for you and can help with stress. Find an exercise routine that suits you, maybe it’s swimming or it could be jogging. Remember not to push yourself too much and it’s more enjoyable if you have a friend to do it with. You always feel better after a good workout and it can help boost your self-confidence too! :)
I’m currently backdated with quite a few messages, anon and private. I will get through all of them but it’ll just take a little longer than usual with the sudden influx of messages! Thank you :)
I completely understand, I felt like my anxiety prolonged my depersonalization bouts because I was worrying about how long it would last.
Anon, take note! :)
Apart from having bouts of it myself I’ve never met anyone who has had it, no. However, you can get over depersonalization. I suggest looking towards the Tumblr community, talking to people who have overcome it.
If anyone is willing to talk to this anon about their experiences message me!
Depersonalization can be cured with medication, but it doesn’t always have to be, it depends on the individual. I suggest speaking to your doctor about the different paths you can go down, I’m sure you’ll find the one that works for you. Thank you! Message me anytime xx
Sometimes you can’t look to your family for support, which is difficult. You need to look for it elsewhere; in friends or maybe professionals. What about your parents? Someone else’s negative opinions of you don’t reflect badly on yourself, it reflects badly on them and the person they are. Diagnosed social anxiety disorder isn’t a personality trait, it’s a medical condition and not something you should be ashamed or embarrassed about. Perhaps talking to your grandmother and educating her on this will give her a better understanding? You are not a coward, remember that every time you go into a situation were you’re not comfortable. Just because your achievements in comparison don’t look as big as others doesn’t make them less significant for you. I hope you’re feeling better and I hope this new year is a brilliant one for you. I’m so sorry it took so long to reply, message me anytime xx
A feeling of hopelessness and fears about death are extremely common but you are OK and it’s important to hold onto hope. Your life may not be going the way you thought it would or perhaps you don’t know where you are going but I believe you will get where you need to be. Determination, persistence and having a little faith in yourself can go a long way. You are not alone so talk to someone about how you’re feeling. With a new year comes new begins and you can make this a great year if you put your mind to it. I hope you feeling better soon and I’m sorry it took so long to reply xx