Posted 3 hours ago

peaceful-soul:

  • please,
  • don’t eat less, eat right
  • don’t hold it in, it’s okay to cry
  • don’t hurt yourself, there is always an alternative
  • don’t shut yourself away, speak up
  • don’t be your own bully, be your own hero
  • don’t give up, because you’re worth so much more than you think

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Posted 4 hours ago

edgebug:

sincerely, a person who has been on prozac for 9 years

this is in response to some shitty stuff i’ve seen on my dash recently. it’s super simplified, so if you’d like to know some more indepth stuff on how exactly it works, google it—OR BETTER YET actually talk to a mental health doctor psychiatrist person wow

Posted 1 day ago

awesomephilia:

i’m not sure if my body can handle much more of this “getting out of bed” nonsense

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Posted 1 day ago

youarenotyou:

like seriously if you think it’s okay to make fun of people, or shame them, because they aren’t “healthy” you are absolutely disgusting

and if you think people aren’t allowed to feel good about themselves unless they’re healthy, you are a really awful person

Posted 1 day ago

adventures-in-asexuality:

nonneurotypicalnonconformist:

Some thoughts about autism and anxiety as they’ve occurred to me on a very “uneven abilities” kind of day.

I pass pretty well most of the time. Passing takes energy. It’s a balancing act. A lot of days it’s an internalized-intuitive balancing act but some days it’s not. I can feel the possibility of reaching the end of my abilities and it all becomes very difficult. The problem with reaching the end of my abilities to pass and socialize as someone who does it pretty well most of the time is that the people around me don’t even realize I have an end to my abilities. Nonautistic people socialize continuously, drawing on each other’s social abilities with the assumption that they’re endless; so hitting the end of mine would mean explanations that are impossible when I’ve reached the end of my rope, assumptions about me that will damage my ability to pass/comfortably interact with those people in the future, or both.

So once I pass a certain point in my ability to people, every person and situation outside my absolute comfort zones (sometimes even people within them) becomes a looming threat promising to suck out my remaining ability to present. For reasons I’m sure I don’t have to explain, I prefer not to become spectacularly nonverbal and without coping reserves in public, but once I’m running low I don’t have a lot of good ways to explain that or to answer the questions it would raise (god. nonautistic people. they respond to an inability to people with questions. like, can you not plz argh you are so difficult).

And that is the looming terror of being out and doing the people thing, the passing thing, that has created anxiety for me. It’s been around for a long time but I had to realize I was autistic to be able to explain it and manage it a little better.

This - this explains a lot of what I am trying to say to people to explain how anxiety for me isn’t necessarily from the same cause as for NT people. Thank you.

Posted 1 day ago

My mom doesn’t understand that I can’t go to school because its hard enough just getting out of bed

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Posted 1 day ago
Posted 1 day ago

tinawarriorprincess:

psychmajorpizzamaker:

fight-0ff-yourdem0ns:

optimus-primette:

stunningpicture:

He designed this special shoes, shared between him and his paralyzed daughter just to make her feel the sensation of walking.

WEEP DAFEELS PENETRATE ME

Oh my goodness

This is probably so good for her body, too! Imagine her muscles getting moved in ways they don’t normally and she is upright and hopefully not having any pressure spots! This is lovely in so many ways!

This is a wonderful invention, but the man in the picture is one of the testers. He is not the inventor. The inventor was an Israeli woman named Debby Elnatan who developed this with an Irish company for her son.

Posted 1 day ago

nebulasnovasandnightsky:

look if you unironically say ‘money can’t buy happiness’ then either you’ve never faced a real financial struggle or you’ve achieved enlightenment, because goddamn does financial security feel an awful lot like happiness when it’s something you’re not used to

Posted 2 days ago

xekstrin:

manamana6672:

missespeon:

outofcontextarthur:

can we talk about how this fucking pbs show aimed at little kids easily talked about how anxiety is stressful but normal

Ok no but can we talk about this entire episode? 

It was called April 9th, and it was actually a response to the 9/11 attacks. It didn’t talk about the attacks themselves, but rather focused on teaching kids to deal with the all of the emotions that they might be feeling as a result. They set up a situation that might evoke similar emotions in children: a massive fire at the school.

Arthur’s dad was in the fire, so (as you can see above), Arthur is constantly worried about his dad’s safety.

Sue Ellen is grieving because her journal, which contained a huge amount of precious memories, was destroyed in the fire. Muffy is confused why she can’t just cheer Sue Ellen up by giving her a new journal.

Buster wasn’t at school that day, and feels confused and guilty that he isn’t sad about the fire like the other kids. He then befriends the school janitor, who has to retire due to an injury that, at his age, is pretty serious.

Binky actually saw the flames, and is constantly traumatized by the event. He doesn’t tell anyone because he feels like he would lose his tough-guy reputation if he admitted that he was scared.

The episode teaches kids that all of these emotions are perfectly normal and natural, that there’s not one right way to feel, and that even if it takes a while, things are going to be okay.

The thing that makes this show so great, in my opinion, is that it knows that kids are intellegent and strong enough to deal with these things if you present them in the right way. It doesn’t hide them, it doesn’t sugar coat them, it just presents them in a way that children can understand and shows them how to deal with them.