ep.20 "I feel like I can't cry & I'm emotionally numb. What can I do?" | AKA

Audience Questions for ep20 of Ask Kati Anything!1. I hope you are doing okay. I was wondering if you could talk about emotional numbness and not being able to cry. I have always found myself struggling with showing emotions while...2. Why do I constantly have suicidal thoughts? Whenever something happens my initial thought is always along the lines of it want to kill myself etc...’ despite not actually wanting to do it or...3. Why can't I let myself see and accept that I am making progress in therapy? My therapist keeps telling me I actually do make progress but I can't let myself see it no matter how much I..4. I have never been a hugger (people have commented many times), and tend to go very still, pull back, and do a lot of “bro hugs...5. Do you have any tips on how to stay calm during a task that makes you anxious? I know how to calm myself down before or during breaks...6. I’ve been feeling suicidal and extremely down lately however I've been convincing myself that I'm fine. I've also been clean from self-harm for a few months but...7. When I was 17 years old, I got blackout drunk at a party hosted by my best friends. The morning after I realised a Guy had sex with me. I woke up naked next to him. I feel like my choice was taking away from me, I was so drunk I couldn't even keep my eyes open and sit up straight. I was not able to say yes or no. I know this, because my friends filmed me while I layed on the floor. I feel like I don't have the right to feel like shit and To feel like I've had sex against my will. Mainly because I was sooo drunk...8. What are emotional flashbacks? why do we only have the feeling, but do not have a real memory of the traumatic event? And how can we cope with them?9. Is it possible to unconsciously take on the symptoms of a disorder after having made loads of research about it? It took me a long time to accept I was suffering from...10. I’ve always been pursuing “perfection” (always being the best, being “thin”, getting good grades, ...). That ends up making me unhappy because it’s never enough...11. Sometimes when I'm having a good day/ week I feel like I've made up all the attacks, sadness, mood swings etc that come with depression. It makes me want...12. How can we cope with being a slow, introverted, easily overstimulated person in this fast-paced world? I always get so stressed about everything that...JOURNALING CLUBEvery Tuesday & Friday Kati posts a journal prompt to help keep you motivated and working on yourself! https://www.youtube.com/katimorton/join KATI'S BOOK "Are u ok?"http://bit.ly/2s0mULyKati's Amazon Suggestionshttps://www.amazon.com/shop/katimortonONLINE THERAPYI do not currently offer online therapy.  BetterHelp can connect you with a licensed, online counselor. Please visit: MORE INFO      I receive commissions on referrals to BetterHelp. I only recommend services I know and trust.PATREONhttps://www.katimorton.com/kati-morton-patreon/Opinions That Don't Matter! (2nd podcast)video: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs58xfxPpjVARRuwjH8usfwaudio: https://opionstdm.buzzsprout.com/ BUSINESS EMAILlinnea@toneymedia.com S --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/askkatianything/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askkatianything/support

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