the mental health carrd

hiya there, i heard you're having a hard time :( this is a safe carrd for you with content that may help! remember you are so valid & loved <3

before you click on the menu, this carrd has mentions of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and more. please do not go further if it will make you feel uncomfortable!!

another disclaimer: i am not a mental health professional or anything, i'm just trying to help! please take everything i say with a grain of salt.

cute animals for comfort

panic/anxiety attack support

hi! i know what's happening to you right now is very scary and overwhelming, so here are some things you can do to calm down. everything will be okay.

first off, if there's someone near you, ask for help. it's always okay to do so and you are not a burden to anyone <3

1. look around the setting you are in and name five things that you can see. think about how each thing looks or what you like or don't like about it.
2. focus on four things that you can feel. try saying it out loud as well, it may help.
3. name three things that you can hear around you.
4. notice two things that you can smell around you right now. if you can't, then it can be helpful to name two or three of your favorite smells.
5. focus on one thing that you can taste. if you can't taste anything, then instead you can name a taste that you love.

alternatively, you can try to count backwards from one hundred in jumps of three.

follow these breathing exercises, they may help <3

eating disorder support

hey! i completely understand how hard it is to have an ed and to recover from it but you are doing amazing so far. you are so strong and remember, don't let your ed define you. if you haven't heard it lately, i'm proud of you.

if you're having trouble eating, below is an 'eat with me' video that can help.


hiya. i know it's really hard. i believe in you though, and i can assure you it will get better.

tips (from facebook)
shower. not a bath, a shower. use water as hot or cold as you like. you don’t even need to wash. just get in under the water and let it run over you for a while. sit on the floor if you gotta.moisturize everything. use whatever lotion you like. unscented? dollar store lotion? fancy 48 hour lotion that makes you smell like a field of wildflowers? use whatever you want, and use it all over your entire dermis.put on clean, comfortable clothes.put on your favorite underwear. cute black lacy panties? those ridiculous boxers you bought last christmas with candy cane hearts on the butt? put them on.drink cold water. use ice. if you want, add some mint or lemon for an extra boost. i always use lemon.clean something. doesn’t have to be anything big. organize one drawer of a desk. wash five dirty dishes. do a load of laundry. scrub the bathroom sink.blast music. listen to something upbeat and dancey and loud, something that’s got lots of energy. sing to it, dance to it, even if you suck at both.make food. don’t just grab a granola bar to munch. take the time and make food. even if it’s ramen. add something special to it, like a soft boiled egg or some veggies. prepare food, it tastes way better, and you’ll feel like you accomplished something.make something. write a short story or a poem, draw a picture, color a picture, fold origami, crochet or knit, sculpt something out of clay, anything artistic. even if you don’t think you’re good at it. create.go outside. take a walk. sit in the grass. look at the clouds. smell flowers. put your hands in the dirt and feel the soil against your someone. call a loved one, a friend, a family member, call a chat service if you have no one else to call. talk to a stranger on the street. have a conversation and listen to someone’s voice. if you can’t bring yourself to call, text or email or whatever, just have some social interaction with another person. even if you don’t say much, listen to them. it helps.cuddle your pets if you have them/can cuddle them. take pictures of them. talk to them. tell them how you feel, about your favorite movie, a new game coming out, anything.may seem small or silly to some, but this list keeps people alive.
your absolute best won’t ever be good enough for the wrong people. at your worst, you’ll still be worth it to the right ones. remember that. keep holding on.


i'm so sorry that it's gotten so bad, you're actually contemplating it. you are SO loved, even though it probably feels like the complete opposite right now. here are some resources. please don't harm yourself. i love you.

reasons to stay (from the og carrd):
this list
road trips
roller coasters
best friends
solar eclipses
family reunions
next paycheck
new adventures
instagram pictures
apple's next phone
late night drives
days off school
snow days
field trips
your idol
that one person
you have a story
dancing in the rain
new places to travel
the beach
your pets
your 21st
your mom
your dad
your siblings
your favorite cousin
getting to face your fear
meeting your soulmate
your teachers
your future kids
watching your favorite movies over and over
reading your favorite books over and over
your dream future
your struggle will make you stronger
you have a lot of people that love and support you
your favorite singer
your next birthday
you're someone's person
bus rides when you’re laughing
the next season of that one show
finding your happy place
you’re the reason someone’s still here
true love
airports at night
all those deep talks
running in a field of flowers
new music you need to hear
you still haven't moved into your dream place
you haven't seen enough sunsets yet
every day is a day closer to happiness
all those deep talks
the next meal you'll eat
hugging the person you haven't hugged in a long time
you haven't made your mark yet
you haven't tried every chapstick flavor yet
you'll miss a big milestone
meeting new people
being able to say, “i made it”
genuine smiles
time heals most wounds
your first apartment/house
the crunch of leaves in the fall
meaningful hugs
being in/attending someone’s wedding
the smell of christmas trees
ice cream
the city
waking up late
to prove them all wrong
to love and be loved
the ocean
very loud music
days out
watching a concert/play
conversations that last all night
to plan for the future
to learn new things
you are important
christmas mornings
warm baths
the first snow of winter
first kisses
sand between your toes
flowers in spring
pyjamas after a hard, long day
new bed sheets
water balloon fights
thrill of roller coasters
meeting your favorite celebrities
days spent outside
the sound of water
visiting a place from childhood
all the places you’ve never been
music whilst driving
to look back at all the shit you got through
buying new clothes
meeting internet friends in real life
to succeed
to work in the career you’ve always wanted
baby laughter
a hot cup of tea
rules to break
to help someone
smiling at strangers
the last day of school/work
taking pictures
water slides
going on holiday
to fall asleep on someone
to be protected
to grow
to make new memories
to look back on old memories
to laugh at childhood pictures
sit with animals and nature
to be loved by a pet
swimming on a hot day
the first signs of autumn
to binge-watch a series
to live independently
to get somewhere in life
to breathe
to grow
so that you can say that you’re alive
cuddling while playing video games
fuzzy socks
finger painting
finding good makeup at dollar tree
late night walks outside
movie marathons on sunday
halloween time
falling in love
fondue parties
inside jokes
black and white photography
quoting lines of your favorite movies
lighting candles when the power goes out
making shadow puppets on the wall
watching horror movies at the movie theater
finding constellations in the night sky
light summer breezes
completing a diy project
finding the perfect lipstick
helping others in need
disney world
giving presents to others
slicing open the perfect avocado
drinking a homemade smoothie
the jokes on laffy taffy wrappers
classic disney movies
blowing dandelions
the smell of campfires
stopping to play at a random neighborhood park
hiking in a forest preserve
bike rides at the beginning of june
finding a new vegan restaurant
taking really unattractive pictures of yourself
making friendship bracelets
writing a poem you’re proud of
finishing a good book for the first time
seeing wild animals in your backyard
making an instant connection to others
reading a meaningful quote at the right time
talking about the same memories over and over again and never getting tired of them
having a picnic in an obscure spot
not being able to finish a story because you’re laughing too hard
watching movie trailers
finding your favorite restaurant
belting out to disney songs
walking around your house with no pants on
a quiet house to write in
finishing an entire chapstick without losing it
a part of you never growing up
shoveling the snow then going in to have a big cup of hot chocolate
snuggling in clean blankets straight from the dryer
picking out the perfect paint color at home depot
awesome finds in the clearance section at target
the mental health community on twitter
looking outside and seeing a rainbow
compliments from complete strangers
catching lightning bugs your hands
making awesome things out of play-doh
having a good hair day
playing with the animals at the shelter
soaking in detox bubble baths
jumping in a freshly raked pile of leaves
getting a positive checkup at the dentist
smelling flowers and having them stick to your nose
when someone scratches your back and gets the perfect spot
drawing murals with chalk
hot summer days with ice-cold pools
building forts of blankets and couch cushions
grandmas who always overfeed
you got through another day
tomorrow is a brand new day
you’re getting stronger every single day
creating new dreams you can conquer
knowing that there is only one you on this planet
for every other person reading this list with you right now

someday the pain will end, and you'll look back and be proud that you stopped yourself. you'll be happy that you chose to live <3


hey! if you need a distraction, this is for you <3