Some things I’ve learned in the CBT clinics I’ve been going to regarding anxiety that I thought might be helpful to some.
The entire internet needs to see this, please.
Stereotypes vs. reality
My username is VOrangePips. I guess I’m hoping that with my two reasons for tumbling separated, I’ll post more on each. Feel free to follow me over there.
Grey’s just jealous.
Personal Reflections on Manic-Depressive Illness:
Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, psychiatry professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, shares her experiences with living every day with the mania and severe depression that she had studied for years. She talks openly of the challenges she’s faced with her own treatment and the disclosure of her mental illness to others.
so part of schizophrenia is that it’s harder for me to read which sucks because i used to read all the time and i’ve only read 4 books since i got schizophrenia a year ago
but when i try to complain, people just say stuff like “yeah, it was always hard for me to read, too”
LIKE, NO, YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND. I LOST MY ABILITY TO DO THE ONE THING I USED TO LOVE DOING THE MOST.
i know this is probably a petty thing to complain about, seeing as other people probably have it much worse and/or can’t get meds, but i used to be SMART and i lost a lot of that and it’s just really sad for me
Depression has done the same thing with me, though probably for different reasons than schizophrenia. When I was acutely, severely depressed, I couldn’t concentrate on the book, and I couldn’t understand or process the emotions in it. Now that I’m more recovered, I just can’t handle the emotional roller coaster that a book provides; it’s as though emotions themselves are hugely triggering for me.
I honestly feel as though this is one of the worst things mental illness has taken from me. Like you said, reading was the one thing I loved doing the most, and it was always my safe place. To lose your refuge when you need it the most just leaves you feeling so desperately, painfully lost.
Think Anorexia is funny? Sorry. I am a survivor and find NOTHING cute about this.
Wanna dress up like an Anorexic? All it takes is:
- 4 years of hospitalization
- A nasogastric feeding-tube because you’ve starved yourself so much that your body doesn’t recognize food as a good thing and tries to attack itself.
- Re-Feeding Syndrome, which can kill you.
- Emotional struggles for years.
- A father crying and pleading on his knees begging for you to get help
- A mother who cries every time she sees you because you look and SMELL like death.
- Holidays missed, birthdays crying in a hospital.
- Almost every major organ in your body failing.
- A shower chair - because you can’t stand in the shower because you’re too weak and the warm water could make you pass out.
- A wheelchair, because you are too weak to walk and it could make you go into cardiac arrest.
- A lifetime of medications for anxiety and the health issues “Anna Rexia” caused.
- Plenty of money for multiple ER trips due to “Anna Rexia” even in recovery.
- And if you don’t get help like I do, or even if you do, a coffin. Because I’ve lost more friends to this eating disorder then anything I’ve ever faced.
I almost died from this. I know it’s supposed to be funny and shit and yeah I get that, but seriously. THIS IS NOT FUNNY. Anorexia is nothing to party about or laugh at. It’s real, it’s deadly, and should not be marketed as a slutty outfit.
Want to dress as “Anna Rexia”? Just go as a Vampire, or a Zombie. Because 1/3 of us are dead.
Very interesting, something I’ve never really thought about happening more frequently to those with mental illness, but I could definitely see how this could effect them.
This article asks whether media technologies are making us all paranoid, OR if paranoid delusions suddenly make more sense than they used to.
"New discoveries such as X-rays and radio were exposing hitherto invisible worlds and mysterious powers that were daily discussed in popular science journals, extrapolated in pulp fiction magazines and claimed by spiritualists as evidence for the ‘other side’. But all this novelty was not, in Tausk’s view, creating new forms of mental illness. Rather, modern developments were providing his patients with a new language to describe their condition…"
"…Without a will of their own, it seemed to them that the thoughts and words of others were being forced into their heads and issued from their mouths, and their bodies were manipulated like puppets, subjected to tortures or arranged in mysterious postures. These experiences made no rational sense, but those who suffered them were nevertheless subject to what Tausk called ‘the need for causality that is inherent in man’. They felt themselves at the mercy of malign external forces, and their unconscious minds fashioned an explanation from the material to hand, often with striking ingenuity."
Movietriggers.com is a (very new) database of triggers in new and old movies, it even has a page specifically for movies currently in theatres. While there isn’t a lot of info yet, this website would be really great for a lot of people if we all add to it!
Here’s an example of what a movie looks like on the site:
Be sure to check it out and add to it!
bless this. I have been looking for something like this for ever