grimmromance:

what i mean when i say “i can’t do that” - the depression edition

  • i am unable to do that 
  • i don’t have the energy to do that
  • i cannot wrap my head around what you’re asking me to do
  • there is too much in my head right now
  • i can not do that 

what people hear: 

  • i am unwilling to do that
  • i am being stubborn for no reason
  • i am being dramatic
  • i am lazy
  • i need you to repeat that only louder
  • i need a push
  • i don’t want to do that 


1000waystogetbetter:

Sane.org is a snazzy little website that provides education, support and training for mental illness. The website it packed with resources, links, fact sheets and podcasts to help those with mental illnesses and those who want to learn more. 
The website is packed full with information. Some of the drop down menus include video showroom, Mind + Body, Mindful Employer, Research, and my personal favourite People Like Us. They’ve also got  a live chat, and a helpline (with information for other services).

The run a range of projects, my favourite being the Say No to Stigma campaign, which as someone with a mental illness I think is highly important and beneficially to helping those suffering. 

One of the most useful things I found on the website was the Factsheets and Podcasts link. The Factsheets range from diagnosis, translations, suicide prevention and bereavement, and related fact sheets which include antidepressant medication, dealing with a traumatic event and getting back to work.
The website is a little fiddly to get around, but full or great things I’ve never thought to look up. One which I will probably invest in will be SmokeFree Resources in the Mind + Body Initiative. As those of us with mental illness are more often smokers they have put together a kit to stop smoking if you have a mental illness, something I have been looking for. 
The other thing that is great about this website is they have their own bookshop with resources they’ve put together, so anything you want more information on can be bought straight from them. 

Basically if you’re after more information on mental illness sane.org is the place to be. It’s a brilliant place with a great initiative behind it, to give those with mental illness the information and knowledge to get better. StigmaWatch just tops it off. StigmaWatch if a project that provides feedback to the media about accurate and responsible accounts of mental illness and suicide. 

 



“Recovery feels like shit. It didn’t feel like I was doing something good; it felt like I was giving up. It feels like having to learn how to walk all over again.”
― Portia de Rossi


Anonymous
i'm sorry, i know you guys just reopened your ask but i'm kinda having a crisis. i can't find self help resources, specifically those really long lists that come up on my dash from time to time. its really hard for me to read and navigate through websites atm bc i'm very upset. i live in an emotionally abusive household and i'm struggling to cope with schiz&ptsd, i forgot my therapists number and i've been crying for a long time and idk what to do about my life. i have NO support whatsoever

mentalillnessmouse:

I’m not sure exactly what resource lists you’re looking for but I’ll give you a few of the lists from our resource sections that seem most relevant.

Abuse
PTSD & Trauma 
Schizophrenia 
  • Help Guide A site containing articles to help understand, help numbers,  “tool kits”, and self help. 
  • Mental Support Community A forum to talk about schizophrenia and how it affects your life. 
  • Mental Help A site that has basic information, resources, articles, and a list of books that might be helpful. 
  • This website has lots of comprehensive information about schizophrenia, it’s causes, treatment and management. 

You can find more here: Helpful Resources

If I see any from other blogs tonight I’ll reblog them for you so you can just find them here on MIM rather than having to browse through other blogs while you’re still struggling. I really hope you find some of these resources helpful. We’re here for you and there’s no need to apologize for asking for help <3

- Q





A great many disabilities are invisible to the outside world, meaning you might look at a disabled person and never have any idea that they had a disability, even one that has an extreme impact on their lives and mobility.


phantompromise:

tycoondashie:

40niyr:

fenris-kin:

omnicat:

sneakymedulla:

aboysbestfriendishismother:

wait a minute

actually, no. don’t wait a minute. i will accept this. i would just clear the bullshit-factory from my mind, get sussed out, constantly have my shit together in every situation, and charged my entire being with creativity and awareness.
i am so down with this~

Yes please.

No more depression. No more anxiety. No more losing my temper at stupid shit. No more crippling fear for the future… None of it. 

You guys don’t think big enough.
Feeling motivated and pumped 24/7. Conscious access to your pattern-matching faculties and muscle and generic memory. Splinter your hemispheres and delegate different tasks for improved multi-tasking. Whatever it is you’re doing, from rocket science to playing Starcraft for a living, you’d be dominating the field in a decade.

not big enough.with 100% brain power you can learn anything much faster than anyone on earth and master it at a record pace, you could out program entire companies, out smart geniuses, never sleep as you can rest your brain in phases become the all powerful being.

every post on this site always ends with world domination has anyone noticed that

I&#8217;ll settle for getting the soul-crushing PTSD sorted thanks.
But world domination could be fun. As long as I get a volcano lair.

phantompromise:

tycoondashie:

40niyr:

fenris-kin:

omnicat:

sneakymedulla:

aboysbestfriendishismother:

wait a minute

actually, no. don’t wait a minute. i will accept this. i would just clear the bullshit-factory from my mind, get sussed out, constantly have my shit together in every situation, and charged my entire being with creativity and awareness.

i am so down with this~

Yes please.

No more depression. No more anxiety. No more losing my temper at stupid shit. No more crippling fear for the future… None of it. 

You guys don’t think big enough.

Feeling motivated and pumped 24/7. Conscious access to your pattern-matching faculties and muscle and generic memory. Splinter your hemispheres and delegate different tasks for improved multi-tasking. Whatever it is you’re doing, from rocket science to playing Starcraft for a living, you’d be dominating the field in a decade.

not big enough.

with 100% brain power you can learn anything much faster than anyone on earth and master it at a record pace, you could out program entire companies, out smart geniuses, never sleep as you can rest your brain in phases become the all powerful being.

every post on this site always ends with world domination has anyone noticed that

I’ll settle for getting the soul-crushing PTSD sorted thanks.

But world domination could be fun. As long as I get a volcano lair.





fuckinglesbian:

chlorodream:

lady-of-redemption:

He did it. He actually managed to describe how it feels to live with depression and suicidal tendencies.

this is really, really important

This reminds me of what I was discussing yesterday about needing bad with the good in relationships




I was going threw our archive to add to our “biggest hits" page and this is our meme with the most notes, so I decided to reblog it since it was so popular. View 2nd place here. xx Dev

I was going threw our archive to add to our “biggest hits" page and this is our meme with the most notes, so I decided to reblog it since it was so popular. View 2nd place here. xx Dev