To those recently diagnosed with mental illnesses:

findingmyrecovery:

  • It is okay to be freaked out. It is justified to be upset. I know people like to say “oh, everyone gets depressed” and things like that. Guess what, everyone dies, but we still make a big deal out of that
  • Everyone is confused in the beginning. You aren’t stupid or a mess for being lost
  • Sometimes it will seem like every therapist, doctor, and psychiatrist on earth have completely different opinions on how your condition should be treated. Do some research and know what the latest studies are saying so that you can have a voice and advocate for yourself
  • Going on medication is not cheating, weak, taking poison, giving up, or anything else like that. Sometimes it is 100% necessary
  • There are horror stories about psychiatric drugs turning you into a zombie. If you go on a medication and are completely numb, you are on the wrong drug. Not all are like that. It just means it isn’t a fit
  • Listen to your needs. I know it is really hard to even know what you need sometimes, but when you know, there is nothing selfish about pushing to get those needs met
  • You are not a failure if you need to step back from life to get more intensive care. I think that is an incredibly strong choice and an investment in your future health
  • Yes, some friends will probably leave. I say friends who run away because someone is struggling aren’t worth having in the first place. It reflects badly on them, not you
  • Therapists are not for “crazy people”. Therapists are for anyone who wants to understand their mind better and manage life in a way that will make them happier
  • Psychiatrists can be uncomfortable because they are doctors and can be really clinical, which makes it hard to be open. Try to be open anyway. Sometimes they’re extra clinical to emotionally distance themselves for patients because it’s really hard to get attached and see something awful happen to someone
  • If you are not honest and open with your therapist, they will not be able to properly help you
  • If a therapist doesn’t work for you it is not rude to switch and leave them behind
  • I hear a lot of people say they won’t go to therapy because they tried it once and hated it. There are dozens and dozens of types of therapy. There are many types of psychologists. Don’t give up until you’ve tried all that you can
  • Check therapists’ credentials. Anyone can call themselves a therapist. So make sure they have an actual degree and not some brief training course. At least a master’s degree, but preferably a PHD. 
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disneysnowprincess:

demongodzoro:

inwhichifeelallthefeels:

the-english-honeybadger:

thesegirlsareperfectprincesses:

Conceal… Don’t feel…

So wait does this mean that if we took away the whole being able to produce ice thing. This movie might have been about depression?

Disney has come out and said it’s about anxiety and depression so… yeah

the writers literally said that Elsa is a metaphor for depression

*slow clap*

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humorinrecovery:

Anxiety meds kicking in

humorinrecovery:

Anxiety meds kicking in

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huffpostteen:

…and If you haven’t done that yet, take the steps. Because you’re worth it. I want everyone to know you’re beautiful and you’re worthy of life and you have so much ahead of you. So just work it! This goes out to all my warriors! 

More reasons to love Demi.

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@22 hours ago with 5955 notes

lilyskinned:

An important thing:

Remember that people will refer to your confidence as conceited because it is intimidating to see someone loving themselves without shame or fear. Fuck them. Life is too short to pretend that you’re not amazing.

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what-a-nice-blog:

CAN I JUST SAY TO ANYONE SUFFERING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS YOU ARE ONE BADASS MOTHER FRICKER BECAUSE NOTHING IS MORE TERRIFYING THAN BATTLING WITH YOUR OWN MIND EVERY SINGLE DAY

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@5 hours ago with 243645 notes

once-upon-a-smile:

Tumblr, you’re doing something right.

This is what happens when you search the tag suicide, depressed, self harm, and eating disorder. To anyone struggling with any of these things, please reach out and seek help.

You are worth it and you deserve it. 

Also, please reblog this so more people can see this. It could save a life. 

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@19 hours ago with 72813 notes

findingmyrecovery:

Sometimes it is really hard to stay motivated in recovery. There are so many unexpected obstacles and so many fears and worries. 

So let’s start a discussion that will hopefully remind some people why they started recovery and why this is totally worth it because there are so many exciting things to look forward to. 

If you woke up 100% recovered, what would you immediately want to do with that new state of mind?

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@21 hours ago with 227 notes
that-crazy-girl-from-wisconsin:

classysassyrepublican:

Turn on the app If you feel unsafe hold your finger on the screen. Once arrived to a safe location, enter your code. If your finger leaves the screen without entering the code law enforcement is notified and your location is tracked through your phone.

reblogging bc this seems really useful

that-crazy-girl-from-wisconsin:

classysassyrepublican:

Turn on the app If you feel unsafe hold your finger on the screen. Once arrived to a safe location, enter your code. If your finger leaves the screen without entering the code law enforcement is notified and your location is tracked through your phone.

reblogging bc this seems really useful

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