Facts and Thoughts

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redefiningbodyimage:

jadelyn:

papswholenewworld:

pleasestopbeingsad:

Woah, it’s almost as though people who suffer from depression are still human beings with complex feelings and emotions! Who knew?!

Reblogging this for truth and relevance!

I remember reading about a case where an insurance company denied a woman coverage for her depression meds based on the fact that she had photos on Facebook that showed her smiling.
"If you ever smile that means you can’t really be depressed" needs to go diaf already. Like, what, you really *want* to discourage depressives from being able to feel even a tiny bit of happiness that breaks through the fog from time to time? Really?
Fucking sadist.
And not in the sexy way.

Not to mention for a lot of people (myself included) depression isn’t about having sad feelings….it’s more about having no feelings. Limitless emptiness, a flat emotional pallet, no ups and downs, just nothingness.
Having ANY emotions while in the midst of a depressive episode is wonderful, but it doesn’t magically poof away the depression.

redefiningbodyimage:

jadelyn:

papswholenewworld:

pleasestopbeingsad:

Woah, it’s almost as though people who suffer from depression are still human beings with complex feelings and emotions! Who knew?!

Reblogging this for truth and relevance!

I remember reading about a case where an insurance company denied a woman coverage for her depression meds based on the fact that she had photos on Facebook that showed her smiling.

"If you ever smile that means you can’t really be depressed" needs to go diaf already. Like, what, you really *want* to discourage depressives from being able to feel even a tiny bit of happiness that breaks through the fog from time to time? Really?

Fucking sadist.

And not in the sexy way.

Not to mention for a lot of people (myself included) depression isn’t about having sad feelings….it’s more about having no feelings. Limitless emptiness, a flat emotional pallet, no ups and downs, just nothingness.

Having ANY emotions while in the midst of a depressive episode is wonderful, but it doesn’t magically poof away the depression.

(via loveyoubud)

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cryptaniac:

bananneli:

I wish that there was a socially acceptable way to say, “I’m having a bad mental health day and need you to pay attention to me,” without alienating everyone.

or: “I’m having a bad mental health day and need to be on my own for a while so please don’t be mad if I cancel our plans on short notice.”

(Source: b-n-nn-li, via loveyoubud)

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lifewithra:

This is good info for anyone with autoimmune disease. Costochondritis is pretty common for us!

I got diagnosed with this before my fibro diagnosis.

lifewithra:

This is good info for anyone with autoimmune disease. Costochondritis is pretty common for us!

I got diagnosed with this before my fibro diagnosis.