You wanna know something that isn’t okay?
Making stupid jokes about Tony’s anxiety attacks.
Like seriously if you do this then we can’t be friends ever. Here, let me explain something to you.
Things that Tony’s anxiety attacks do not mean:
- That he is weak
- that he is any less of a hero
- that he is no longer brave as flip and ready to sacrifice himself to save others
Things that Tony’s anxiety attacks do mean:
- That he’s a flipping human being
- That he experienced a traumatic experience and is having trouble dealing with it, which is flipping normal
- that the writers are fantastic people for making a hero realistic and giving him something that a lot of people can identify with
Maybe it’s just me, but when there are a bunch of us (myself included) who get nervous and shaky from the concept of talking on the phone, we have zero right to make fun of Tony for his anxiety after what he’s been through.
So stop making stupid jokes, and stop acting like he’s weak for being a human being. In case you haven’t noticed, that’s kind of the point of Iron Man, that under that suit is a human being. Not superhuman, not a Norse God, a human being.
It’s not funny.
AGREED. I have PTSD and to me it looked completely normal for Tony to act the way he did. Some people have a traumatic event and walk away just fine. For some of us the changes in neural pathways cements and we get stuck in a “fight or flight” mode permanently until we deal with the trauma correctly (which generally means therapy or neurofeedback (that shit saved my life yo!).)
Classic signs: anxiety attacks, flashbacks, nightmares, and night terrors (which i used to have. what differentiates a nightmare from a night terror is whether or not you wake up during it, being covered in a cold sweat, waking up screaming, and there are many other differences, but those were mine and since I’m talking personally here I am just going to list those).
I blog about a lot of these things at burrowklown.tumblr.com
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar, etc please go to http://www.healthfulchat.org I am a moderator there and we try to make it a VERY safe space for everyone. You can find me in the PTSD forum most of the time.
That last post is from me. Natasha & Freyja mun.
May your day be free of condescending family comments, awkward moments, and bad photos.
May you laugh a lot, eat plenty of good food, and enjoy your time with whomever you’re spending your day! If you get overwhelmed, just take a deep breath and practice some mindfulness.
‘Tis the day to be jolly, so merry Christmas from me! Have a wonderful day, you deserve it!
Sending you much love,
~~Anxiety Cat xx
Pfft. I’m already crying and that’s because my family is all “leave your Service Dog at home”
[Image: 6-piece blue colored background with a Siamese cat.Text reads: “You want normal sleep schedule? No can has.”]
Since being put on my new anti-depressant I have had a jump up in insomnia. I am either mildly manic and unable to sleep or I fall into a 13 hour deep sleep that is hard to be woken from. I was given sleep aids but they either don’t help or, they make me pass out for over 13 hours. I’ve tried all sorts of relaxation techniques now I am going to try exercise maybe it will make it so I don’t have the spoons to move and then I will have no choice but to sleep.
Mine’s not linked to my anti-d’s but good god damn is this accurate.
[Image: 18-piece green-coloured background with a common house mouse. Top text reads: “”Final exams coming up” Bottom text reads: “Time for multiple panic attacks”]
does anyone know of any movies that i could recommend people watch?
all i can think of is neurotypical...which may be the only worthwhile one. but if there are more, let me know!
Shameless: The ART of Disability (available in entirety for free)
Animated Minds: Experiencing Mental Illness (available in entirety for free)