Coping with Species Dysphoria


I was asked a long time ago now to provide whatever resources I have on coping with species dysphoria (*I’ve also included a resource on coping with past life memories and exotrauma; geared toward actually treating trauma symptoms), and I feel genuinely bad it took me so long to get round to it. I think it’s really important to have a good collection of coping resources in one place, and especially for the one who asked, so here you go, here’s what I could conjure up in the past hour or two:

Coping Ideas for the Aquatics by Aquasarious of House of Chimeras

Coping with and Control of Therianthropy by RagdollTherian

Manifest Beastie by Ozenwolf

Balancing Fingers and Pinions by Mahksi 

Your Optimal Functionality by Mahksi

Finding a Therapist by Mahksi

Coping with Past Lives: Articles and Sources by Makhsi *

The Anorexic Animal: Therianthropy and Eating Disorders (Includes a long thread with multiple perspectives on coping with disorders that intersect with one’s nonhuman identity and discussion on how this is avoided as a topic in the communities)

On the design of foreleg extensions and quadrupedal costumes by Orion Scribner

If anyone has more resources on coping with species dysphoria or other mental health problems related to alterhuman, and especially nonhuman identity, please feel free to reblog with more links and information!