adrianastyle replied to your post: hello! awesome blog, just wanted to ask something though... Yes! CBT is a great, especially for anxiety and substance abuse related to bipolar disorder. Also look into DBT, I like it a little better. idiot-legs replied to your post: hello! awesome blog, just wanted to ask something though... I have depression, and have successfully employed CBT, but not...
meinhof-deactivated20111225 asked: hello! awesome blog, just wanted to ask something though - this is a general question to anyone that can answer it - has anyone done cognitive therapy - the online based stuff, and did it help? especially anyone with bipolar. thankyou!
electricalgloom: I’m discovering there’s a strange comfort that a recovered depressive finds in sadness. When you can finally discern plain old complicated sadness from the lingering gloom. It’s like you had to get this sad to realise, you’re not down anymore, this is the norm, the right kind of sad.
Having privilege isn’t something you can usually change, but that’s okay,...– Sindeloke, on Privilege “Having privilege is like having big feet. No one hates you for having big feet! They just want you to remember to be careful where you walk.” Yes yes yes.
zess asked: How much do you think that certain mental illnesses (depression, mostly) and incidences of transgendered people are a result of our society and privilege? We have a lot more time to sit around and get lost in our own heads these days. Thinking back to hunter/gatherer societies, if you didn't contribute to society then you would die. There was no "I can't bring myself to get out of...
Trigger Warning: Gender Dysphoria
disgustinghuman: johnegberts: ONCE AGAIN, LADY GAGA CLEARLY DOESN’T UNDERSTAND THAT TELLING A TRANSGENDERED PERSON THAT THEY WERE BORN THIS WAY AND THAT “GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES” IS FAR FROM COMFORTING. magicmiraclecandy: homotronic: Out of touch pop star is out of touch. you have a point but youre also really nitpicking. i am nitpicking when half the damn time when i turn on the radio...
Things that bother me:
inebriateofair: vroomvroomdoom: Use of the term OCD to describe every little idiosyncrasy. This is coming from someone who suffers from OCD. I despise the trivialization of a disorder that disrupts my everyday life and mental wellbeing. I don’t know what people think OCD is but it’s not liking your books…
Just because you are trying does not mean recovery comes easy. It’s a battle....– Anonymously, mental illness survivor
Anonymous asked: Just want to say thank you for this blog. A lot of the posts have helped me in my own illness and made me realise that it's not just me who feels a certain way about certain aspects of it. And its not just me who has had to face a lot of hurt from people I cared about because they didn't understand. Thank you.
georgiesaid: Mind Over Matter Zine: So this probably counts as a personal post, but I think it belongs on here… This reminds me of a person who left and said goodbye in the most hurtful of ways, when I really needed someone, and they knew that. They knew I was at a all time low, they knew, but obviously they didn’t know me or care enough to understand me. If they did they would...
questions on mental illness & personal style:
mrdthgrvs: i’m writing a brief piece for my fanzine about how personal style and mental illness interact, specifically in terms of those of us with ‘invisible disabilities’- if you have a mental illness, how does it affect the way you dress? the questions I’m posing to people are meant to be simple so they can be answered a variety of ways: 1. how would you describe your style & in what...
i need to talk to people about the intersections...
mrdthgrvs: if anyone wants to talk about this topic, get in touch. Signal boost! (Also, yes please. Hit me up, Meredith.)
So this probably counts as a personal post, but I think it belongs more on here than my personal blog. I was just at the gym and for some reason I had a flashback of breaking up with a guy a while ago who said “I can’t wait to find a girlfriend who isn’t mentally ill”. Now, I know that mental illness makes you no less of a person than the next guy, but it’s a...
That awkward moment when you ask a new friend where they’re going and they pause for ages then say ‘a narcotics anonymous meeting… but don’t worry - I’m clean’. I hate that there’s so much stigma surrounding substance addiction; it makes recovery a total minefield for many people. Ugh.
Just putting Tumblr on notice
madamethursday: When you post/reblog pithy little graphics or other things that bemoan others not using English words or grammar correctly, it makes me lose a lot more respect for you than anyone else. It makes me want to unfollow you… An interesting commentary on language policing, and how we should try to look past spelling and grammar to see what someone is trying to express.