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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.
Apr 23 '14

Not one single hurtful thing ever got changed by someone grinning and bearing it.

Hurtful things changed because people have said ‘That hurts me. Stop.’

And every time you try to silence someone and tell them that they shouldn’t be hurt, shouldn’t be offended, shouldn’t choose this battle, that this isn’t important and that other things are more important - you are serving the hurtful rather than the hurt.

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Apr 23 '14



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Apr 22 '14
Apr 22 '14
"Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway."
Earl Nightingale (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Apr 22 '14
Apr 22 '14
Apr 22 '14

Planning Ahead For Relapse or Bad Days


The standard question here is, “What can I do to help myself?” But I would change it just a little bit to, "What will I be able to do to help myself?”

The problem I’ve encountered is that I make a beautiful list of things I can do, but when I actually need that list, I either can’t get myself to do the things on it or don’t even bother looking at it.

When we’re in the middle of relapse or a bad day, we just can’t do the same things we can do when we’re alright. Unfortunately, that means the beautiful, comprehensive list becomes pointless. 

Fix your coping strategy to the experience you have when you really need it. My advice is to keep it short and simple. Ideally so simple and short that you don’t even have to look at a list to know what to do. Once you’re feeling a bit better, then you can contemplate the long list you would have ignored.

Apr 22 '14






Or, you know, you could just stop saying sorry.

I take it you don’t have anxiety.

You can’t “just stop saying sorry”. You do something, something so little, like accidentally bump into someone. You feel horrible about it. Your brain starts panicking and you have trouble trying to breathe. You stutter an apology. They say it’s okay, but you accidentally do it again, and you apologize again. They just say “Aha, you can stop saying sorry.” And you feel horrible that you’ve probably made them angry or upset, so you mutter out an apology for the third stupid time, and they just say to stop saying sorry. Stop saying sorry. 

You can’t just tell someone to stop saying you’re sorry.

I want that comment on flyers so I can hang them in my school

Apr 22 '14

When friends who can’t relate try to relate anyway




Apr 22 '14

Anonymous asked:

I have anxiety and depression (diagnosed over a year ago) but when I was having counselling for some reason I never actually mentioned my panic attacks to her. I just read on your blog that there's actually a difference between anxiety attacks and panic attacks, so I was just wandering what the difference is? (I'm going back to counselling again in a few months anyway so don't worry about telling me to see someone about it)


Hi lovely,

People often use the terms panic attack and anxiety attack interchangeably, and it sometimes doesn’t matter, but if you’re looking at the specifics, there are differences.

Panic attacks tend to be very sudden, intense, and last for no more than 10/15. Some will be longer, and sometimes people may experience multiple panic attacks that feel like one long one. A panic attack is characterised by 4 or more of these symptoms:

  • Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering
  • Feeling of choking
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Nausea or abdominal distress
  • Feeling dizzy, unsteady, lightheaded, or faint
  • Feelings of unreality or being detached from oneself
  • Fear of losing control or going crazy
  • Fear of dying
  • Numbness or tingling sensations
  • Chills or hot flushes

Anxiety attacks tend to be much longer and build in intensity over time (e.g. I usually have anxiety attacks when I’m lying in bed, and they can last for around 5 hours and disturb my sleep, and I have had anxiety attacks that have lasted all day). While panic attacks will interfere with a person’s life- i.e. they’re not really able to do anything while having a panic attack, anxiety attacks don’t interfere in such an obvious way; a person can have an anxiety attack that lasts all day and still go to work and spend time with friends and do everything they need to do. The symptoms of anxiety attacks can be very similar to panic attacks, but can also include:

  • Muscle tension
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Fatigue
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Increased startle response

I hope this helped!


Apr 22 '14
Apr 22 '14

Toxic shame v.s. Healthy guilt …remorse (healthy guilt) is always a good sign of a healthy conscious. Conviction saves us literally.


Toxic shame v.s. Healthy guilt …remorse (healthy guilt) is always a good sign of a healthy conscious. Conviction saves us literally.

Apr 22 '14
Apr 22 '14
"A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life."
Christopher Germer (via depressionresource)

(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege)