thecompanionsdoctor:

thecompanionsdoctor:

The thing that sucks about mental illness is that if you aren’t depressed enough, suicidal enough, bad enough, nobody cares. Nobody cares until you reach their standard, and that standard is when your problem is bad enough to effect them

The amount of people who can relate to this makes me equally incredibly sad and immensely angry

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ofools:

For a long time i have been aware that a good number of you have word like “psycho”, “insane”, “crazy” etc in your urls, and for a while i have quietly tagged and tried to keep them off my blog, and because of the sheer number of you, and the way they’re used, i do not at all believe…

depressioncomix:

More Peanuts, one of the first comics to tackle depression. Thank you Mr. Schultz.

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Anonymous asked:

I used to have a friend with bipolar disorder. We were really close but every time she had a low she would lash out. I tried really hard to be understanding, I gave her her space, and we talked about what I could improve on when she was feeling better. But it really took a toll on me and in the end she decided she hated me anyway. I'm sure she's got her side to the story but I don't want to ever be in that kind of relationship again. Is it wrong if I avoid other people with bpd in the future?

A

It is, because not all people with bipolar disorder behave the same, have the same concerns, or interact with others in the same way. Bipolar disorder is merely a combination of a whole list of symptoms, which you don’t have to exhibit all of the symptoms to have the diagnosis.

Someone with bipolar might recluse when they are depressed and be really social when manic. Another person with the same diagnosis might lash out when they are depressed but be really nice when manic. Another might reach out for assistance a lot when depressed but lash out in frustration or anger when manic. Still another might be depressed or manic and it not affect how they interact with others at all.

Address each person as their own unique individual with their own life experiences and their own way of interacting with the world and you’ll be golden. -MO

DON’T FORGET TO SPREAD THE NEWS ABOUT EZELL FORD

poetic-floetry:

25 years old with mental complications ,that everyone was aware of in the area of Newtown was complying with LAPD and was held down and shot 3 times in the back.

Witness’s say officers screamed out “shoot him” before firing at him. HE WAS HELD DOWN AND NOT RESISTING AND THEY STILL SHOT HIM. This is not getting any coverage and could easily be swept under the rug. I’m on mobile so please if anyone can post pictures,links,etc feel free to add.

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fluoxequeen:

I hate how people don’t take ADHD seriously.

like, I’ve heard plenty of times “Adhd isn’t that bad you get so worked up but it’s not even doing anything you’re not dying, just ignore it”

What people don’t get though, is that Adhd DOES IN FACT affect every aspect of life.

And I think people with adhd have a good reason to get “worked up” but often times, Adhd doesn’t come to the party alone.

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little-matryoshka-idelle asked:

I need to ask because this has been bugging me- What should I do if there's a song that I really really love by an artist I really really really love but it has a lot of ableist language and implications? The songs are Dare to Be S----d and Word Crimes by Weird Al Yankovich

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This is relevant to any medium: How to be a fan of problematic things  -MO

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Anonymous asked:

I have been diagnosed with Asperger's, and I RP a character who is on the autism spectrum but has never had a professional diagnosis nor self-diagnosed. Another person's RP character constantly criticizes her behavior, her troubles understanding and using body language, and her special interest, and also tells her that she seems like she will "snap," though she's never acted dangerous in any way. Is this ableism by the other writer, if it's their character acting this way?

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It definitely could be. -MO

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Anonymous asked:

there's this person i've been following for a while and they keep forgetting to tag various triggering subjects. they seem to be making an honest effort to tag triggers and have been reminded before but it still doesn't happen very often. i'm hesitant to mention this though because they seem to have memory/absent-minded issues in general and i'm not easily triggered myself. would it be ableist for me to say anything?

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It certainly would not! Especially since the person has memory problems, they may appreciate the reminder (I know I do, with my memory loss!). Just try to remain calm when you talk to them about it. -MO