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Clinically Depressed Pug

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We focus on helping and supporting those who suffers from any mental illness, but mostly depression. We post memes, quotes, answer asks and we just try to do the best we can.
Sep 30 '14
"Dissociation is numbness and nothingness; it is a feeling of being lost; it is floating on a cloud that threatens to suffocate; it is automatic speech and action without awareness or control; it is looking at the world and blinking to try to remove the blurry fog; it is hearing and seeing the immediate world and simultaneously feeling very far away; it is raw fear; it is unfamiliarity in familiar places; it is possession; it is being haunted everyday by unknown monsters that can be felt but not seen (at least not by others); it is looking in the mirror and not knowing who is looking back; it is fantasy and imagination; and, above all else, it is survival. Dissociation is all of these things and none of them at once."

This is the most powerful thing I’ve ever read about Dissociation. My god, yes. Thank you.

http://www.seriousmentalillness.net/

(via the-healing-nest)

(Source: learningsuperlative)

Sep 30 '14
Sep 30 '14

runningmandz:

There’s a difference between wanting to change your body to improve and strengthen it and wanting to change your body because you hate it. It’s important to know the difference because one of those will destroy you from the inside out.

Sep 30 '14

feminishblog:

Don’t ask yourself, “Is this normal?” Instead, ask yourself:

Is this healthy?

Is this good for me?

(Source: feminishblog)

Sep 29 '14
"Therapy is not a matter of doing something to the individual, or of inducing him to do something about himself. It is instead a matter of freeing him for normal growth and development, of removing obstacles so that he can again move forward."
Carl Rogers (via psicologicamenteblog)
Sep 29 '14

To The Followers

youtube-fan-adict:

To the followers who are scared to be who they are;

I’m like you

To the followers who can’t pick up the phone when it rings cuz of the terror it brings;

I’m like you

To the followers who cry themselves to sleep at night;

I’m like you

To the followers who just can’t get that evil voice out of their head that day after day tells them they are good enough…

skinny enough…

smart enough…

athletic enough…

perfect enough…

I’m like you

To the followers who freeze in fear when they think someone has seen the scars on their arms, hips, or legs;

I’m like you

To the followers that listen to music so loud it hurts their head just to drown out the anxiety that is eating away at them;

I’m like you

To the followers who don’t understand mental illness;

I’m like you

To the followers who understand it too well;

I’m like you

And the the followers who are working so hard to get better…

I love you

Sep 29 '14
Sep 29 '14
Sep 29 '14
"

What can we do? We can start by guarding our own language. When our day at the beach is canceled because of rain and we end up staying home, how often do we say, “I was so depressed”? Depression is more than simply a disappointment or a day in a funk. When we use that terminology to describe the daily ups and downs, the disappointment and aggravations, we unwittingly minimize true depression.

When we see that a loved one is feeling depressed, seems unable to get up in the morning, unwilling to go out, how do we respond? How often do we simply encourage our friend to “cheer up”, “treat yourself to a shopping spree”, “go out to eat”? Or we point out “you have so much to be grateful for”, “so many people have it so much worse”. These well-meaning statements imply that depression is something that can be overcome simply by a change in attitude, by a force of will, by determination.

This encouragement - while well-meaning - fails to recognize that depression is an illness and unwittingly blames the sufferer. If only she tried harder, if only he made the effort, the depression would disappear. We do not expect the diabetic to cure herself, the person with epilepsy to force the seizures to stop, and we should not assume that depression can simply be lifted with effort.

"

Rabbi Betsy Torop

This was my rabbi’s sermon last Friday at Shabbat services.  It’s finally gone up on our temple’s website, and it is awesome.  I was literally in tears.

(via highanxietiessupport)

(Source: actuallyclintbarton)

Sep 28 '14

princessblogonoke:

Anxiety & Helping Someone Cope. 
I didn’t want to make it overwhelming or too long remember, so I kept it to the main points that benefit me greatly when I’m experiencing an attack.
40 million of Americans alone suffer with anxiety; it’s a horrid feeling when you know someone just wants to help you but you cannot even construct a simple sentence at the time, so please share this in hope that it benefits even just 1 person. Muchos love. 

Sep 28 '14

mary-batman:

Social anxiety isn’t “omg I hate people lol I wish I was sleeping and watching netflix!”.
It’s “I want desperately to be able to hang out with people but I hate the feeling of sheer panic and fear I get around them so I don’t/ can’t and it eats away at me every day so I end up just staying home and say I’m sleeping or watching something”

Sep 28 '14
spooniestrong:


When we go to a new doctor…

spooniestrong:

When we go to a new doctor…

(Source: icarus-factor)

Sep 28 '14
naeselfdiscovery:

bakedasasnake:
Hello Spring! I love you!

naeselfdiscovery:

bakedasasnake:

Hello Spring! I love you!

(Source: panatmansam)

Sep 28 '14

andsomeyougiveaway:

To the person who asked me “BE GENTLE” to fanfiction writers who write about mental illness without putting in effort to research and understand the experiences of people with mental illnesses because “Bipolar is hard to research!!”

My answer is no. 

My answer is no because writers are not who I owe gentleness to. 

I owe gentleness to people living with mental illnesses who have been misunderstood, stigmatized, and villanized their whole lives. 

i owe compassion to folks who have been misdiagnosed

I owe my attention to people who have been improperly medicated because popular understanding of their conditon clouds the judgment of the professionals who are paid to know better

i owe my dedication to teenagers who can become the generation that understands

i owe my support to people who have been corrected about their own experiences  by those who believe ignorant assumptions over the experiences of their friends

i owe my loyalty to those who fear to tell their family about their mental health condition 

i owe respect to those who have been discriminated against or live without treatment due to stigma passed along by the ignorant. 

I don’t owe shit to lazy writers. 

Learn before you write. It fucking matters.

Sep 27 '14
"It’s only when you have suffered from it yourself that you understand: with depression, you just can’t. You can’t “just get on with it.” There are days when you are against an invisible wall, and all you can do is stare blankly into space. Or cry. Or cocoon yourself in a duvet. Many days at work it’ll be all you can do not to curl up under the desk in a ball. You are filled with a total, immovable weight, sunk deep into your chest and stomach, dragging your head down to your chest."
Chloe Day, HelloGiggles - From Our Readers: The Most Frustrating Things About Depression (via alwaysinyouratmosphere)