chutzpadik:

chutzpadik:

there’s a clear and easily defined difference between emotional manipulation and needing attention and validation bc of a personality disorder. idk why neurotypical people have such a hard time grasping that???

literally nothing about needing affection is inherently manipulative, and it is vital to our safety. don’t u dare pretend it’s something we can control, or an excuse we use to manipulate all the people around us.

(via thisisableism)

rampyourvoice:


This article explains why police brutality of those of color needs to be on the radar of the disability community because it CAN & DOES happen to those who are disabled & Black (& Brown).  ~ Vilissa, disabled Black woman who knows that her disability doesn’t immune her from being harassed by the police.

(via thespoontheory)

“Your human frailty is not a regrettable fault to be treated by proper self-care so you can get your nose back to the grindstone. Sickness, disability, and unproductivity are not anomalies to be weeded out; they are moments that occur in every life, offering a common ground on which we might come together. If we take these challenges seriously and make space to focus on them, they could point the way beyond the logic of capitalism to a way of living in which there is no dichotomy between care liberation.”
— Self as Other: Reflection on Self-Care [x] (via madrantings)

Q

Anonymous asked:

isnt doing that fake cross eye thing and thinking its funny is really ableist and not funny

A

Yes -MO

“Spurred by whistle-blower complaints from Kaiser’s own mental health clinicians, an investigation by the state’s Department of Managed Health Care found the HMO guilty of serious and systemic violations of California law that put mental health patients at risk. The result: In June 2013, the DMHC levied a $4 million fine — the second-largest in the agency’s history — against Kaiser for forcing thousands of patients to endure illegally lengthy waits for care, falsifying patients’ appointment records, and violating the California Mental Health Parity Act, which requires HMOs to provide psychiatric services that are on par with their primary health services.”

Q

Anonymous asked:

do i (if i am abled) have a right to call out on someone using ableist terms (when they are also abled) ?

A

Yes. In fact, you should at any chance you get. Call your fellow able people out so we don’t have to say 1,000 times a week how something is problematic. That’s how you can be a good ally. -MO

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

(via cloudplusone)

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.