Other Than Meds How Do You Cope

  • Exercise
  • Food/Drink
  • Alcohol/Cigarettes
  • Reading

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None of these. I’d say by therapy and stuff

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I wish this was a multiple choice poll.
I cope by chainsmoking/vaping, eating things, reading, and creative activities.


I work, its a hobby and takes up most of my time

None of these. I enjoy writing and drawing. They distract me from whatever I’m trying to avoid.

This is why I often make artwork whenever I’m having psychotic symptoms. It’s kinda ironic, because it will usually be something about whatever is bothering me. It’s like it distracts me from it by focusing on it, if that even makes sense.

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I think it’s similar to how you get over anxiety by writing it down. Makes sense to me.

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Creativity exercise reading reflecting meditating eating a certain way people

You eat people a certain way?



I watch YouTube videos


When I’m not at work I listen to a lot of music, and I love on my animals. I love to eat, too. I can’t really afford to dine out, so I do a lot of cooking, as well.

Watch YouTube videos and smell my anxiety relief essential oil which works like a charm other than that pray and meditate try using your imagintion and visual imagery can be fun And you can practice anywhere


Not really any of those. (Though I do like reading I wouldn’t say it helps me cope…) I cope by having constant mental stimulation so my brain can’t obsess over crazy stuff. Also having my life well organized to minimize potential stressor sources as much as possible.

Some things I do to calm down are:

Put an ice pack on the back of your head. This will cool down your brain and reduce activity in your limbic system, where emotions happen.

Do a task with simple, clear steps. I like baking. I follow the recipe, and it’s easy enough that I don’t get frustrated, but it requires enough concentration that I don’t have room to think about other things. Cleaning also helps.

Engage your five senses. This will remind you what is real and what isn’t. Listen to soothing music. Smell something pleasant, like an essential oil. Suck on a hard candy. Look at pictures of things you enjoy. Feel something with an interesting texture, like a piece of Velcro or a stress ball.

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Weekly therapy sessions are of great help. Multiple dark showers during the day. Nature walks as well. Go to the library. Vaping. Juicing a spicy tomato/veggie drink.

I work about 48 hours a week, go to the gym 2 - 3 days out of the week, meditate, talk to friends, listen to podcasts, watch YouTube videos, anime and try to live a stress free life.

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