Dos and Donts for Handling Negative Emotions

Updated: Jan 22, 2020

Managing anxiety, sadness, anger, and depression

NOTE: I am not a mental healthcare professional. I'm just a woman who's had her fair share of bad days and survived every single one of them!

DO NOT air your dirty laundry on social media. It's ok to share how you're feeling, but do not drop names, slander, or insult anyone. If you're extremely upset about something, calm down before you post anything to social media because you risk speaking out of anger and saying something that you'll really regret. Don't use passive aggressive memes, and don't fish for support by saying things like, "Ugh, I'm so done" or "Why do I even bother?"

DO contact a trusted friend or family member after you've calmed down so you can explain to them what's happening. If you feel like you have no one to talk to, post in a forum on a safe website expressing how you feel. If you're lucky enough to not come across any trolls, you'll most likely find other people who have been through what you're experiencing and how they were able to overcome. At the very least, you'll have people who will show you sympathy and give you a nice little virtual hug.