You can’t just remove a flat tire and keep on driving.
When a tire (a coping technique or a habit?) doesn’t work anymore, it needs to be removed and replaced with a new one.
I know that may sound really obvious, but every day I watch people remove a destructive coping mechanism and try to continue “driving” like they used to. Without a proper replacement in place, “crashing” is just a matter of time.
Gather, learn, beg, borrow, or steal plenty of new coping skills before heading out.
That may take some time, but it will definitely make the journey safer.
Thanks for taking good care of you!