01 9 / 2014

darnnit:

aquarius—moon:

emotional manipulation is abuse

emotional manipulation is abuse 

EMOTIONAL MANIPULATION IS ABUSE

EMOTIONAL MANIPULATION IS ABUSE

(via ravenrocketer)

01 9 / 2014

10thfloorghostgirl:

charliexxx:

So. I had no idea about this app until I went into my doctor and he told me about it. 

LISTEN UP. THIS APP. THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE IS SERIOUSLY A BLESSING. ESPECIALLY TO ANYONE WITH FINANCIAL PROBLEMS (which is kind of everyone now). THIS IS NOT INSURANCE THOUGH. BUT IT WILL HELP YOU OUT. DOWNLOAD THIS APP RIGHT NOW. NO. STOP READING. DOWNLOAD IT

This app allows you to input the prescription you have, select your dose, and then find a place near you (or your own pharmacy) with the cheapest price. Then you click “get code/coupon/discount card,” show that to the pharmacist, and THERE YOU GO. SAVING YOU SOME CASH TO GET YOURSELF A WELL DESERVED DRINK, CANDY BAR, DATE MONEY, SEX TOY CASH, OR GO BUY YOURSELF A HAMSTER AND NAME HIM STARLORD WITH THE EXTRA MONEY

No, but in all seriousness. This app is saving my ass right now. 

I’m Trans* and have Fibromyalgia, and this is really making a difference already. I hope this helps out other people. We all know it fucking sucks to have to pay this much for the medication we need to function in life. 

this really helped me out when i didn’t have insurance. like, being able to spend only $8 on meds that normally would’ve cost me $100+ is incredible.

(via mentalillnessmouse)

01 9 / 2014

out-of-nowhere-boy:

Hey everyone, I know I don’t normally do this but this site mindfull is full of mentors, like myself now, who are there to help anyone who is having some issues with their mental well being. You may think this is just people with mental illnesses, but even if your feeling down and just need to talk the mentors are there to talk.

It’s all anonymous,  and has a chat feed with people sharing coping methods and such, and a ‘MINDSHARE’ are where people post inspirational photos or cute bunnies and things. If you do want to talk privately with a mentor we are sworn to confidentiality UNLESS we think you pose a risk to your well-being or others, then you can talk to a Councillor. [I can’t spell]

A lot of these mentors also have, or have been through, moments of poor mental health and don’t set out to solve and diagnose problems but can give you advice and just to talk.

At the moment it’s for 11-17yr olds by the end of July 2014 the service is being branched to 11-25yr olds.

So it’s not just for those with mental health issues, it can just be for those ‘bad days’ or if you’re in need of advice about (say friendship issues or eating disorders.) 

Give it a whirl, you may get some great advice or it may help a friend.

(via clinicallydepressedpug)

01 9 / 2014

realsocialskills:

That social anxiety “are you mad at me” post, I feel what you answered was a manifestation of the problem. We with social anxiety ask/wonder it an inordinate amount, and our friends get angry, thinking we doubt…

01 9 / 2014

Anonymous said: I'm going to have sex for the first time really soon and I'm worried about having a panic attack. Do you have any tips? Please reply as soon as possible :(

mentalillnessmouse:

That seems like a horrible position to be in. :( Since you didn’t provide very many details, all I can think of to say it that if you’re so worried over sex that a panic attack is a possibility, than perhaps you shouldn’t have sex right now. Sex should not be anxiety inducing.

All the best,

-Liz

Yeah, no kidding. It’s not worth a panic attack, and anyone who beileves otherwise isn’t worth sleeping with.

31 8 / 2014

victoriouspages:

"Your arms around my waist was a better antidepressant than any doctor could prescribe."

—post on tumblr

No. No. Nononononononono. No. This is the view of medical treatments for mental illness that we’ve created and it needs to die.

Antidepressants treat a

29 8 / 2014

calmingbrits:

calmingbrits:

Some helpline information for those who may need it. 
USA and Canada
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Canada for those under twenty years of age. 
http://org.kidshelpphone.ca/en
UK and Ireland
http://www.samaritans.org/
Australia
https://www.lifeline.org.au/
And many more….
http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
Sending out lots of love, hugs, and acceptance to all of our followers today. 

Reblogged for the anon from the previous post. Stay strong, sweetie.

calmingbrits:

calmingbrits:

Some helpline information for those who may need it. 

USA and Canada

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Canada for those under twenty years of age. 

http://org.kidshelpphone.ca/en

UK and Ireland

http://www.samaritans.org/

Australia

https://www.lifeline.org.au/

And many more….

http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

Sending out lots of love, hugs, and acceptance to all of our followers today. 

Reblogged for the anon from the previous post. Stay strong, sweetie.

29 8 / 2014

depressioncomix:

depressioncomix:

199

Commentary. A long time ago I posted a link here about the difficulty black men have with depression, suicide, and receiving treatment and I always wanted to do a strip about it. Recent events motivated me to find a way. Before drawing, I did research this topic and yes, black sufferers of depression have had this reaction from therapists. The third leading cause of death of young black men is suicide, the first is homicide (again, think recent events). The lives of young POC are grim and it’s very VERY important that we recognize this so that something can be done.
On the regretful front, I had a chance to do a more interesting character design for this character and I didn’t and he looks more like depressed character #3’s husband, I may have to redraw this strip because not drawing more diverse is not a cool thing to do by any means.

depressioncomix:

depressioncomix:

199

Commentary. A long time ago I posted a link here about the difficulty black men have with depression, suicide, and receiving treatment and I always wanted to do a strip about it. Recent events motivated me to find a way. Before drawing, I did research this topic and yes, black sufferers of depression have had this reaction from therapists. The third leading cause of death of young black men is suicide, the first is homicide (again, think recent events). The lives of young POC are grim and it’s very VERY important that we recognize this so that something can be done.

On the regretful front, I had a chance to do a more interesting character design for this character and I didn’t and he looks more like depressed character #3’s husband, I may have to redraw this strip because not drawing more diverse is not a cool thing to do by any means.

28 8 / 2014

"These are forms of male aggression that only women see. But even when men are afforded a front seat to harassment, they don’t always have the correct vantage point for recognizing the subtlety of its operation. Four years before the murders, I was sitting in a bar in Washington, D.C. with a male friend. Another young woman was alone at the bar when an older man scooted next to her. He was aggressive, wasted, and sitting too close, but she smiled curtly at his ramblings and laughed softly at his jokes as she patiently downed her drink. ‘Why is she humoring him?’ my friend asked me. ‘You would never do that.’ I was too embarrassed to say: ‘Because he looks scary’ and ‘I do it all the time.’

Women who have experienced this can recognize that placating these men is a rational choice, a form of self-defense to protect against setting off an aggressor. But to male bystanders, it often looks like a warm welcome, and that helps to shift blame in the public eye from the harasser and onto his target, who’s failed to respond with the type of masculine bravado that men more easily recognize."

28 8 / 2014

"Controllers, abusers and manipulative people don’t question themselves. They don’t ask themselves if the question is them. They always say the problem is someone else."

28 8 / 2014

quitpretendingyourenormal:

Fed up of hearing
“Everyone else has bad days too”
Yeah I fucking know that! I’m not acting like I’m the only one on the world!
And tbh hearing about everyone’s ‘bad days’ is one of the things that drove me to this illness you prick!

"Everyone else has bad…

28 8 / 2014

calidisposition:

If anyone else would like to read or speak with someone about the struggles of starting the school year with a mental illness, I have a really good friend who is a writer, and he’s just started a WordPress blog. His name is Jordan, and he is one of the most talented and best human beings I’ve ever met. Please, if you or someone you know is going through similar issues, send them his way.

(via clinicallydepressedpug)

27 8 / 2014

Anonymous said: do you guys know of any other blogs like this one, but that focus more on psychosis, paranoia, and derealization rather than mostly depression/anxiety?

mentalillnessmouse:

Hi Anon,

Check out these links from our Helpful Resources page!

Like the posts here on mentalillnessmouse, posts on these other tumblrs may be triggering, so peruse and enjoy at your own risk. 

ADHD Aardvark

Anxiety Cat

Aspie Fawn

Autistic Axolotl

Autistic Eagle 

Autistic Hedgehog

Autistic Kitten

avoidantpdcoyote 

Bipolar Owl

Bipolar Owl [new]

Body Dysmorphic Disorder Lion

Borderline Scorpion

Chronic Anxiety Cat

Chronic Illness Cat

Clinically Depressed Koala

Clinically Depressed Pug

Derealization Dalmation

Derma Dragonfly

Diabetic Cat

Dissociative Degu

Dyscalculic Dolphin

Dyslexic Duckling

Dyspraxic Panda

Eating Disorder Elephant

Eating Disorder Owl

Eating Disorder Recovery Starfish

Emotionally Volatile Bear

Executive Dysfunction Goat

Hypochondria Hippo

Intrusive Thought Indri

Judgmental-elephant 

Male ED magpie 

Mental Illness Armadillo

Migraine Margay

Misophonia Meerkat 

OCD Otter

OCD Otter [new]

Perfectionist Polar Bear

PPD Porcupine

Psychology Student Platypus

Psychology Major Rat 

Psychosis Salamander

Psychotic Depression Border Collie

PTSD Elephant

PTSD Puma

Seizure Beaver

Self-injury shark

Sensory Sea Turtle

Sleep Disorder Grizzly

Social Anxiety Mouse

Survivor Rat

Synesthete Snail

Tourette’s Toucan 

Trich Tortoise

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Advice Animals

Boggle Loves You

Calming Manatee

Inspirational Bats

27 8 / 2014

(Source: anxietycat)

27 8 / 2014

frankenfine:

Having anxiety is frustrating, not just because of the actual symptoms, but it feels like NOBODY UNDERSTANDS. When you try to explain to someone how nervous or scared you are, they always seem to brush you off and tell you you’re being silly. Words cannot DESCRIBE the utter…