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Giraffe Boy gets a Giraffe Mug for his rainy day at the café ♡

what NOT to do when your friend / partner is experiencing paranoia:

  • tell them to “get over it”
  • call them or their fear stupid/childish etc.
  • get annoyed in any way
  • ignore them
  • insist everything is fine

what TO DO when your friend / partner is experiencing paranoia:

  • let them know you are there for them / you aren’t leaving
  • if they’re inside, lock all the doors and windows possible, show them everything is locked
  • if they are having camera paranoia help them to “cover” cameras
  • keep them talking or distract them with other stimulation
  • tell them GENTLY and CALMLY that they are safe and protected