Escaping Into Another WorldFeelingsEscaping Into Another World<div class="ExternalClass68DE6FC26734487993039AFE281AB926"><p>​Hi I have a problem where I am not able to be happy doing anything besides writing stories. Whenever I watch TV, I wish that I was in that world with those people and it makes me depressed when I realize it's not even real. ​<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass343FB955A54A4FA08B4B5B5AF240E0D0"><p>​We're so glad you are reaching out. Escaping to another world can be a great way to cope with your life when it is hard to be in the real world. However, if you feel it is starting to take over your life or you can't find happiness in anything else it's good you are looking for help.</p><p>Fictional worlds are meant to draw you in and when you have a vivid imagination it can feel as real as anything else. This is a bit like a superpower because you can make an entire world in your mind. </p><p>When you get worried it is too much it's time to take a break. Even if for a few hours try to do something else.</p><p>Try some of these options to help you cope and stay grounded:<br></p><ul><li><a href="/Pages/tip-99-coping-skills.aspx?Topic=Coping%20Skills">99 Coping Skills</a><br></li><li><a href="/Pages/10-Ways-to-Stay-Grounded.aspx?Topic=Anxiety">10 Ways To Stay Grounded</a></li><li><a href="/JournalPages/60-Ways-To-Be-Kind.pdf">Be Kind To Yourself</a></li></ul><p>​Take care, <br></p><p>Amanda, Counselor<br></p></div>12

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