i have a school dance tonight and i'm really scared to go /srs

TotallyTurbo 3/25/2022 01:40 pm 315

i already bought the ticket and paid to enter the door prizes multiple times about a month ago and i seriously don't want to go because i've been really stressed whenever i go in public lately and i'm afraid i'll like freak out or have to call my mom to come pick me up halfway through

i seriously don't know what to do please help

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Mar 25, 2022 2:41 pm

tbh the bathroom tends to be my escape when it comes to anxiety at social events, its quiet and usually theres stalls if you need to have some extra privacy. bring some small things that bring you comfort and can help ground you a bit, like kandi or a rock u think is cool. wear nonrestrictive clothing to help reduce the feeling of being trapped/to help breathing feel a little easier. if you really dont want to go, give someone else ur ticket so it doesn't feel wasteful c:

Mar 25, 2022 2:26 pm

if you have sensory issues like me, you should bring a little bag of things to help like strong smelling things that you like to overpower other smells if you need it, gum, and little fidgets to keep your hands busy, you could also stick around a trusted friend who can help if you start having a freak out. also, bring headphones or ear plugs in case it gets too loud. another tip if you start freaking out is to find something cold and just do breathing exerciseswhile only focusing on the cold temperature, hope some of this helps lol

Mar 25, 2022 1:59 pm

ear plugs might help, but idk if you can get those easily. I'm gonna try them when i go to the mall because its loud and busy and i dont like that.

Hope the ear plug tip helps /genthumbsup

Mar 25, 2022 1:45 pm

@9000: i have a few friends that i'll be with but that won't really help because i'm with my friends in public sometimes and it still happens crying

Mar 25, 2022 1:43 pm

do you have any friends you can go with? because for me im less anxious in public when im with my friends