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Coping Techniques

What are some coping techniques I can employ?  I sometimes want to die because of this stuff and already have a serious mental illness I'm having to deal with alongside the PTSD and I'm supposed to be receiving therapy for this but I don't know when I will and need to know some things I can do to cope better until then.
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What symptoms are you having ,you say' this stuff' but havent explained... folks have differant symptoms and cope differantly, managing your thoughts is one way , a lot of folks are apt to think negative thoughts and make themselves feel bad that way.Give us more to go on ..
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Well just how to I deal with the memories in general?  It's almost like I'm reliving them just at random or when similar stimuli to the traumatic memories happens and it's hard to function walking around while something like that is happening or while having anxiety from it that causes me to freak out and punch things uncontrollably or go off on people and it's screwing up me having any form of a relationship with my new sister.  I went off on the person I'm dating in a bad way from it and it apparently traumatized her because she's afraid to get close to me now.
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Would they be negative memories ,regarding a past trauma, my opinion is that we accept what happens to us, and we try very hard not to let our thoughts dwell on anything negative,live in the presant, when those negative images appear in our minds , switch off from them.. ground your self , its impossible to experience any negative feeling without first creating a corresponding negative thought,the truth our thibking will always create the reality we perceive ..Distraction works well, focus on amy minor detail ,other than the negative thoughts. Are you having any therapy or couselling for any anger you may feel, it can be very helpful to be able to talk it out.With Anxiety it is always good to stop it before it takes a hold, but even once it does take hold, allow it to happen do nopt fight it tell your self it will pass,nothing is wrong you will be okay soon . I know this sounds too simple thats because it is, it becomes a habit .once you can use the tools of your own mind you take back your power.
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apologies for spelling I type fast
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Ok I'll try that but it's going to be difficult because it always happens so suddenly and invasively but it's better than not knowing anything to try.  I'm not having therapy yet, they said I'd have it but I haven't had a scheduled appointment yet.
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Then get on to them tell them you need to see someone or you could be waiting a while and as you say give my ideas  a try, nothing ventured nothing gained, so next time the panic /anxiety kicks in distract your self think of something else, even something amusing , call someone... put a movie on , come on MH to helps some other folks.there are books out there read up about anxiety , it will give you tips how to cope, Good luck
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I meant to say thanks in the last post.
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