What people think recovery looks like vs. what it really looks like
these puppies believe in you, and you should too
this is important and more people need to understand this
You would be surprised with how many people in your life could be going through depression at this very moment. People hide it like a paper bag over their heads out of fear of being judged, made fun of, seen as weak, or just not taken seriously. Depression should not be taken lightly, it holds us down from our purpose and potential in life. Those who tell you that it doesn’t exist have never experienced depression in their life, therefore not understanding the symptoms and how it’s something that cannot be fixed in a day! So if you think you are depressed or if you think you know someone else who is, please talk to a friend, a family member, or anyone else in your life that you trust - never overlook the possibility of seeing a doctor for more professional help!! Your feelings are real, your feelings are shared upon millions. Don’t hide it, talk to someone about it. With the right help, you can rediscover your confidence and begin life anew with our undying love and support!
We are right here!!
My friend told me about this app and I thought I would share it. Its called Self-help Anxiety Management (SAM). It has tools to help you calm down, a tracker to help you see what triggers your anxiety and other cool things. I totally recommend this app for anyone who has problems with anxiety.
Good luck and stay strong <3
Living with mental illness means that on some days it will be even harder to cope and you might not be able to explain why. It could be because you havent slept enough, because a smell reminded you of feeling sad, or for no reason at all.
This is a reminder that we dont have to justify our feelings or abilities to anyone, just do whats needed to make it to the next day.
-You do not need to be sicker to get help.
- You do not need to self harm or starve yourself to ‘prove’ that you’re struggling.
- You deserve help, you are worth it.
If you’re struggling, you deserve to get help. No ifs. No buts!
help I’m having emotions about a cartoon antidepressant trying to be useful
DID YOU GUYS SERIOUSLY GIF AN ABILIFY COMMERCIAL
yes but look at it, it cares about her and just wants to help her be able to function. It’s like “I know you’re sad. here, I’ll help you.”
LIKE OKAY THOUGH can I explain why this is exceedingly brilliant?? Because when anti-depressants work right, that’s what they DO. They don’t make you happy or emotionless or unhealthy in any way, they make you FUNCTIONAL. They make it so that a depressed person who can barely get out of bed can start to support themselves again and more importantly, start to THINK for themselves again without the permeating presence of depression.
Depression is a cyclical disease, that tells you to think a certain way, and, because you’re depressed, you generally believe it, and then things get worse and worse. The ONLY thing anti-depressants do is to STOP that cycle in its tracks!! Which is something to be ecstatic about and celebrated, even if you don’t realize it at the time, because when you’re depressed, getting out of bed is climbing Mount Everest. Antidepressants help stop that cycle so that one day soon, getting out of bed can JUST be getting out of bed. They don’t even expedite the recovery process in most cases, they just make recovery POSSIBLE IN THE FIRST PLACE. So this little guy is portrayed with a fuckton more accuracy than I ever expected from a commercial.
It’s back and adorable
A little lesson for us all:
I know it’s that time of year and some of us are super stressed with work and school. So when I vocalize my stress, I’m looking for commiseration. You do NOT have the right to 1-up me. Don’t you dare minimize my stress just because yours is somehow worse.
When I say, “I’m in four college courses and my boss is over-scheduling me, so I work five days a week too,” please don’t say, “Oh yeah? Well I’m teaching two classes and taking three classes and I work six days a week. Don’t even talk to me about stress.” Say something like, “Yeah, that sucks, and I totally get it. I’m teaching two classes, taking three classes, and working six days a week. I feel your pain.”
Don’t minimize the stress that someone’s under, however minor it may seem. If they’re voicing it to you, that means that it’s significant to them. When you say that you have it “worse,” that doesn’t mean that the other person’s problems are invalid.
Be kind. Commiserate. Don’t minimize.
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Together We Are Strong is a safe place for those of us battling mental illness(es) to talk about our problems. Here, you may seek advice from our admins or from one of our countless volunteers who are more than willing to talk, and you can find inspirational photos, quotes, and memes.
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