Frances can­non, artist

Frankie - - REAL LIFE -

I some­times have anx­i­ety/panic at­tacks, and the best way for me to deal with them is to con­sis­tently check in on how I’m feel­ing, ac­knowl­edg­ing those emo­tions. That way, I can usu­ally tell if I’m go­ing to have an anx­i­ety at­tack and can pre­pare ac­cord­ingly, by sit­ting down, find­ing a quiet space or call­ing a friend. If I’m hav­ing a bad men­tal health mo­ment, I find peace by draw­ing or paint­ing; walk­ing my dog; writ­ing shit po­etry; and spend­ing time with friends (or just ask­ing them to send me memes if I need time alone). Watch­ing TV shows like Ru­paul’s Drag Race and The Of­fice also calms me down.

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