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21

Mar

The Truth About Life …

onlinecounsellingcollege:

1. Things never, ever go according to your plan

2. You’ll always meet with unexpected snags and obstacles

3. Not everyone will like you, or want to be your friend

4. We all lose motivation and want to ditch our dreams

5.  Success is transitory – the happiness will pass

6. We all get disappointed and let down by our friends

7. But attitude is everything – we choose how to react

8. There’s always something good, if we will only look for it

9. There are those who “play it forward”, and who’re helpful, warm and kind

10. And life is full of chances, new beginnings and fresh starts.  

10

Mar

vanaldenboombox:

chaotically-neutral:

I’ve done most of these at some point in life. Thought it was interesting. 

Good to see these in black and white. It’s stuff I learned when I did CBT and I think it will help to revisit them often. For example I am am Emperor of Emotional Reasoning and Czar of Catastrophising and I’d quite like to strip myself of these titles. 

useful insights

vanaldenboombox:

chaotically-neutral:

I’ve done most of these at some point in life. Thought it was interesting. 

Good to see these in black and white. It’s stuff I learned when I did CBT and I think it will help to revisit them often. For example I am am Emperor of Emotional Reasoning and Czar of Catastrophising and I’d quite like to strip myself of these titles. 

useful insights

(Source: mindmotivation)

03

Mar

lonequixote:

Hope! :)

02

Mar

If you are, yourself, depressed right now, send a signal to someone, anyone you trust. Say the words out loud. Words have power. You are not a freak. You are not icky. You are, simply, human and in great pain. You do not “deserve” that pain. You are not less than for feeling it, and you DO deserve love and care and relief from that pain.

Miles and Miles of No-Man’s Land | Libba Bray (via machinery)

A personal essay worth everyone’s time.

(via beatonna)

22

Feb

Depression does not always mean
Beautiful girls shattering at the wrists
A glorified, heroic battle for your sanity
Or mothers that never got the chance to say good-bye

Sometimes depression means
Not getting out of bed for three days
Because your feet refuse to believe
That they will not shatter upon impact with the floor

Sometimes depression means
That summoning the willpower
To go downstairs and do the laundry
Is the most impressive thing you accomplish that week

Sometimes depression means
Lying on the floor staring at the ceiling for hours
Because you cannot convince your body
That it is capable of movement

Sometimes depression means
Not being able to write for weeks
Because the only words you have to offer the world
Are trapped and drowning and I swear to God I’m trying

Sometimes depression means
That every single bone in your body aches
But you have to keep going through the motions
Because you are not allowed to call in to work depressed

Sometimes depression means
Ignoring every phone call for an entire month
Because yes, they have the right number
But you’re not the person they’re looking for, not anymore

by “Alexandra” Tilton, NH (Teen Ink: November 2013 Issue)

(Source: capellinis)

15

Feb

chaoticfangurl:

smallcitysecrets:

bi-textual:

markula:

millennium-lily:

And that’s the most frustrating thing about depression. It isn’t always something you can fight back against with hope. It isn’t even something — it’s nothing. And you can’t combat nothing. You can’t fill it up. You can’t cover it. It’s just there, pulling the meaning out of everything. That being the case, all the hopeful, proactive solutions start to sound completely insane in contrast to the scope of the problem.

It would be like having a bunch of dead fish, but no one around you will acknowledge that the fish are dead. Instead, they offer to help you look for the fish or try to help you figure out why they disappeared.
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This is actually a really good way to explain it, I think.

I WILL NEVER NOT REBLOG THIS

It’s the same way most mental illness is regarded by those closest to you. They can’t understand so they just try to paint over the cracks.

I knew what it was about before I was even halfway through the comic. Spot on.

Allie Brosh has been suffering from Depression for the last few years. This is from hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com you can read the full thing about her recovery from there. My heart goes out to her and Boyfriend. 

(Source: iamcode)

14

Feb

spoopy-kal:

zemmer:

its different for everyone i guess

This is so perfect. Thank you.

youarenotyou:

lalunanegrita:

i—am—in—repair:

We went over this sheet in group therapy last week.


this stuff is incredibly effective in my experience

youarenotyou:

lalunanegrita:

i—am—in—repair:

We went over this sheet in group therapy last week.

this stuff is incredibly effective in my experience

(Source: yourborderlinepersonality)

05

Feb

When you’re having a bad day

1. Recognise that this is turning into “one of those days”, and that you have the inner strength to ride it out. Soon the day will be over – and you can start again.

2. Breathe slowly and deeply. It’s important to try a stay as calm and relaxed as you can.

3. Say as little as possible. We often blow things out of proportion or see things in a distorted way when we’re having a really bad day. It is better to say nothing – or very little – so you won’t regret it further down the road!

4. Allow yourself the privilege of being antisocial. This is not the day for going out for coffee with friends, or listening to a list of peoples’ woes, or being excited for others who are feeling proud and happy.

5. Do something nice for yourself – take a 5 minute break and crank up your favourite music; have a long soak in a bubble bath; go for a jog  – or whatever helps you feel that you’re valuable.

20

Jan

19

Jan

Depression does not always mean
Beautiful girls shattering at the wrists
A glorified, heroic battle for your sanity
Or mothers that never got the chance to say good-bye

Sometimes depression means
Not getting out of bed for three days
Because your feet refuse to believe
That they will not shatter upon impact with the floor

Sometimes depression means
That summoning the willpower
To go downstairs and do the laundry
Is the most impressive thing you accomplish that week

Sometimes depression means
Lying on the floor staring at the ceiling for hours
Because you cannot convince your body
That it is capable of movement

Sometimes depression means
Not being able to write for weeks
Because the only words you have to offer the world
Are trapped and drowning and I swear to God I’m trying

Sometimes depression means
That every single bone in your body aches
But you have to keep going through the motions
Because you are not allowed to call in to work depressed

Sometimes depression means
Ignoring every phone call for an entire month
Because yes, they have the right number
But you’re not the person they’re looking for, not anymore

by “Alexandra” Tilton, NH (Teen Ink: November 2013 Issue)

(Source: capellinis)

08

Jan

Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.

Henry David Thoreau (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

SPOILER ALERT:  this may be total bullshit.  Either way, it’s great to ponder.

31

Dec

After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,

And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security.

And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises …

After a while you learn…
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.

So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

Jorge Luis Borges, from “You Learn” (via fassadenmensch)

You live, you learn, you go on.

(via its-onlygene)

(Source: oofpoetry)

30

Dec

my name is matt and i'm an alcoholic and a drug addict

mattfractionblog:

seven years and three days ago, i spent christmas in an emergency room in florida. food poisoning. we went to make sure i’d be okay to fly and ended up there most of the day waiting out the real tragedies and injuries. my wife, her great aunt, and an endless loop on CNN about the death of James…

10

Dec

You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.
Maya Angelou. (via uako)

(Source: seabois)