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.
Hello. If you would like to talk to us please feel free. If you want to get off anon we wont post your messages. I hope you are having a good day.
I don’t care what kind of blog I have I will blog this no matter what.
"Craving sensation: feeling unreal" was such a huge part of the beginning of my relapse. I was convinced that people in front of me didn’t even exist and I kept touching things and trying to feel sensation. I’m reblogging because I know that that was so horrifying for me and I never want anyone else to go through it.
In case someone needs to see thisJust in case this can help someone. Some suggestions also seem harmful (eating a hot pepper really hurts!!!) but steps to feeling better and not self harming is most important. Sending you love and light
STOP SCROLLING! Please reblog this vitally important information because at least one of your followers is self-harming. Thank you!
I need this
I’ve used some of these and they really do help! Reblogging forever simply because this could help save someone
They way you feel is very important! You should never let anyone make you feel otherwise. If you ever want to talk (we can talk privately, I wont share your information) I would love to hear what you have to say. I look forward to talking with you. :) I hope your day gets better
Stay strong <3
If you need to be told something to make today bearable, send us an ask. You don’t have talk about it - you don’t have to tell us why you need to hear it - unless you truly want to. Regardless, we will talk to you. We’ll say what you need to hear. Just send us an ask. If you ask off anon, we can reply privately, if you wish.
We’re here to help, and we’re here to listen.
Definitely! So sorry it took so long to reply (school, work, etcetera). I am the admin that works with the HTML for this blog and its pages, so I’d be the one to organize the page. If it’s all for children or something of that nature, and the list is particularly long, I can give it its own post. That way, people can share it, and I can use it as a separate link on the blog. If you’re still open to this, pop the information into our submit box and I’ll take a look at it to see where it would best fit in our lists of resources. I look forward to it!
No problem; thank you so much! Any and all exposure is welcome if it gives resources to those in need.
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