Mental illness. Such a loaded phrase. A lot of people have some sort of mental illness or illnesses. Those same people, no matter what they are going through, try to help others in the same place. I am one of those people.
My very favorite games, I like to think, all represent important stages in my life. Ocarina of Time: my childhood and what built the foundation for who I am. Persona 3: my outlook after getting through the struggles that, for better or worse, shaped me. And Final Fantasy VI: how a post-suicidal, pre-anything close to…
This post rambles, disorganized, and all the other bad stuff that comes with my usual posts. TW: Sexual Assault
I might have a stalker.
Everyone has times in their life when they feel demotivated, lost, and unhappy. You're in a rut, and you don't know how to get out of it. Life may keep piling it on, but here are a few starting points for how you can climb out of your hole and get back on track.
Do you know what the world's biggest human health problem is? The problem that causes the most loss of years of life?
Is this possible? I haven't been going very long, but I just don't feel like it's done anything for me. I get that it's a process, and it takes a while. But I just keep hoping for something to convince myself that it will help
This is just a follow up to this post. Trigger warning for everything and of course, it rambles with typos and other shit. (You know the usual AfroMeatballs experience.) If you feel like it needs to be shared somewhere feel free to do so. I am willing to talk with anyone going through the same thing.
it's just everything. The bad stuff going on in the outside world doesn't help, but it's all the same stuff. I have no idea who I am. I think about sex but don't really want it. I can't write more than a few paragraphs. I feel gross and filthy all the time.
So... I might have ADD. My GP is suggesting maybe Ritalin or another stimulant. Does anybody have any experience with this?
Because I do and I'm in the mood right now. Well, actually I'm pretty despondent right now and I just don't have the will to even pretend or try to mask it or do the stuff I should be doing right now, like work or cleaning my dirty-ass house. Is it so bad to want people to just leave me alone and let me be depressed?…
It is time to get serious about mental diseases - that is what they are the diseases of the mind and brain. For the longest time, we have been treating symptoms because that is how these diseases have been defined. Tom Insel, the director of the National Institutes of Mental Health, has made it a priority to…
And that is wonderful. I'm alive as well with the help of medication and my dog (and a therapist). But we deserve more than to be simply alive. That's all many psych wards do is get you past crisis to solve the problem of "I'm going to kill myself." But that's not the problem. As you know, it's deeper and trickier…
to people who've dealt with OCD or other anxiety disorders... Do you ever find yourself making progress and then slipping back into habits at the last minute? And knowing that you'll do that the next time?
Recently I turned 42, and even though I'm way too poor for a midlife crisis, I keep thinking back to the summer I turned 12, because that's when it seemed everything went wrong.
I generally dislike discussing Disney movies in that I feel that they are at best tacky and lame, if not openly racist and sexist and many other terrible things. I however am noticing some very unfortunate parallels between my situation and Beast's* from the titular "Beauty and the Beast". In it this prince (and his…
...I think I'm either asexual or aromantic. Not sure what to make of that. I couldn't reconcile the lack of wanting to date with the, er, self sexytimes.