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vrexie:

losingthe-war:

Minimalistic look at Mental Disorders

This is the only post to ever make me understand agoraphobia

that borderline one is a total fucking cop-out and most of these seem to be nonsense.

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materialworld:

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alittleurbanmusician:

brandos:

Are you willing to compromise within a relationship? [x]

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I love this so much.

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riotdog:

queen—of—thorns:


"Sweet one," her father said, "listen to me. When you’re old enough, I will make you a match with a high lord who’s worthy of you, someone brave and gentle and strong."

—Ned to Sansa, AGOT
someone brave and gentle and strong
um

She is so brave, Sansa thought…


Sansa had once dreamt of having a sister like Margaery; beautiful and gentle…


Margaery was different, though. Sweet and gentle, yet there was a little of her grandmother in her, too.

riotdog:

queen—of—thorns:

"Sweet one," her father said, "listen to me. When you’re old enough, I will make you a match with a high lord who’s worthy of you, someone brave and gentle and strong."

—Ned to Sansa, AGOT

someone brave and gentle and strong

um

She is so brave, Sansa thought…

Sansa had once dreamt of having a sister like Margaery; beautiful and gentle…

Margaery was different, though. Sweet and gentle, yet there was a little of her grandmother in her, too.

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filthkid:

filthkid:

millions of real existing people fall in love with straight men. what the fuck

im still thinking about this. they dont just befriend and hang out with straight men, they get emotional about them. they think ‘this person is the best thing that ever happened to me’. i think there was a time when this phenomenon made sense to me but now it does not.

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sourcedumal:

sonny0029:

Ursula for @Sketch_dailies ! <3

Damn straight

sourcedumal:

sonny0029:

Ursula for @Sketch_dailies ! <3

Damn straight

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loraxofsex:

Over the years,I’ve talked to clinicians about why the self is rarely mentioned in treating patients who suffer from mental illnesses that damage their sense of who they are. If anything, it seems that psychiatry is moving away from a model in which the self could be discussed. For many psychiatrists, mental disorders are medical problems to be treated with medications, and a patient’s crisis of self is not very likely to come up in a 15-minute session with a psychopharmacologist.

Philip Yanos, an associate professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in New York, studies the ways that a sense of self is affected by mental illness. He told me that when his work was under grant review, it was initially met with skepticism. Some thought that what he calls “illness identity,” which manifests in some patients as overidentifying with their mental disorder, was a topic of lesser importance in the face of other serious symptoms that patients experience, like cognitive impairment and thoughts of suicide.

Yanos told me that reshaping your identity from “patient” to “person” takes time. For me, going from patient to person wasn’t so arduous. Once I understood I was not vermicelli, part of my personhood was restored. But reconstructing my self took longer.

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One reason that may have been the case, as Amy Barnhorst, a psychiatrist at the University of California, Davis, told me, is the unique set of challenges facing people who have experienced mania and hypomania. “The parts of the selves that may come out” in mania and hypomania, which can be horrifying, “are very real,” she said, making it difficult for patients “to reconcile those behaviors with their self as they have come to know it.” In mania and hypomania, the sick self has no accountability; the improved self has a lot of explaining, and often apologizing, to do.

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For many people with mental disorders, the transformation of the self is one of the most disturbing things about being ill. And their despair is heightened when doctors don’t engage with the issue, don’t ask about what parts of the self have vanished and don’t help figure out strategies to deal with that loss.

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One day, not long ago, a middle-aged man came to our group. He told us that he spent the past year attending different grief groups, but none of them were right. “Why not?” someone asked. The man said: “Because everyone there was grieving over the loss of another person. I was grieving for myself. For who I used to be before I got sick and who I am now.”

Excerpts and emphasis mine. Just beginning to scratch the surface. The constant battle to get better and simultaneous sabotaging that same desire, out of fear. For who will I be, I who has been living a life not knowing what a normal life’s like.

Thanks for sharing/pulling out these particular bits. Been thinking a lot about selfhood and mental health these days.

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easter in jerz with felix’s family: SUNSHINE, driving around listening to emo (i am grudgingly tolerant/occasionally encutened), extrovert convergence in every room of the house (omgggg), sex on the same twin bed but sleeping in different ones.

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gnarly:

that one person everyone loves and you’re just like

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