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How Can I Help Complete Mental Freak-outs?

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I don’t know if this is really the place to say this but I need to need to get this off my chest either way. Sometimes I suffer from complete breakdowns. I sweat, I start hurting myself and making odd noises and I feel as If I can’t control it. I’ve damaged my body and i’m frequently bruised by it.

Thing that trigger this vary. Sometimes It is something like a my sister being irritating. Other times I start thinking how much everybody around me really actually hates me or about some stupid thing I said three years ago or something.

I could never bring myself to talk to somebody in real life. (I tried this once before but nothing came from it apart from my family getting frustrated with me and I don’t have any friends I could talk this personally with).

I’m fed up of the lame excuses for the bruises across my chest and I need to do something to help myself. I become so zoned out I honestly worry I will do something serious one day.

If you answer this ill be incredibly grateful.

How Can I Help Complete Mental Freak-outs?

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Thank you for writing us. I admire the courage for you to speak up about this particular issue. Here is a link to the self injury forums where you can chat online about this with others who struggle with similar concerns. Talking about it in this way is both safe and helpful.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

How Can I Help Complete Mental Freak-outs?

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). How Can I Help Complete Mental Freak-outs?. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 24, 2019, from
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