Emotions Are Pinned UpFeelingsEmotions Are Pinned Up<div class="ExternalClass7A59AB4590EE4E41B0BDBB8AB02903BF"><p>​<span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">I have a hard time expressing how I feel, so I decide to keep my emotions pinned up inside, I deal with depression so I was wondering if I keep all those emotions pinned up, could I end up having a panic attack, or something major happen to me?</span><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassFCF727FCED80482DA3E29439864090EA"><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">Thanks for emailing in. This is a great start to talking about how you are feeling on the inside. It can be scary opening yourself up to others - you don't know how they will react – you don't know if they are going to tell someone else – you don't know if they will understand. The unknowns are scary, because you really cannot control how a person does react.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">We don't know if anything major would happen to you, but your physical health can affect your emotional health and visa-versa, so yes if you do not have a healthy outlet for your emotions, you could get stomach aches, headaches, or even panic attacks. The good news is as you are able to talk about how you are feeling, you are able to find support. If you don't feel comfortable talking about your feelings out loud, print the email that you sent us and give it to your mom or another trusted adult.<br></span></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">You can consider the hotline here a part of your circle of support too. We will be here for you whenever you would like to talk. Take a look at some of these articles if you have not read them already. There are a lot of things you can try at home too and <strong>coping skills </strong>are your friends here. If you learn to calm yourself or stop a cycle of negative thinking by using coping skills, you'll have some great tools to use all throughout life.</span></p><p><a href="/Pages/11-Ways-To-Combat-Anxiety.aspx"><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/11-Ways-To-Combat-Anxiety.aspx</span></a></p><p><a href="/Pages/tip-depression.aspx"><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/tip-depression.aspx</span></a></p><p><a href="/Pages/tip-choosing-the-right-coping-skill.aspx"><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/tip-choosing-the-right-coping-skill.aspx</span></a></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">Feel free to check back in by emailing, calling, or even texting or chatting during the hours posted below. You did the right thing by reaching out.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">Laura, Crisis Counselor</span><br></p></div>15

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