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Unfollow the depression blogs, the suicide blogs, the pro-eating disorder blogs. The blogs with bones and wounds, the blogs with black and white. You don’t need the crash diets, the thinspo, any voice telling you you’re not good enough. Not even the one inside your head. Let go.
The beautiful things in life don’t translate to shades of black and white. Stop writing and rewriting your suicide note. Everything you plan to say to people after your death could also be said while you’re still alive. Call people up for lunch. Say it face to face. Say sorry. Say thank you. Say I love you. And live to hear it said back to you.
The word “suicide” or “depression” in your URL does not tell me who you are. Your URL does not tell me what you love to do. You are more than the sadness. You are more than the bones that you’ve wanted so badly to show. You are more than your body measurements. You are more than your scars or your wounds. You are more than your tear stained pillow cases. Your sadness should not be your identity.
Stop searching up “cutting”, “suicide”, and “depression” when you’re feeling down. Search up things that will make you feel better not worse. Search up pictures of animals, good poetry, beautiful places you can escape to someday, art, music, plants, quotes.
When the world teaches you that it’s better to be apathetic and that you should hate, tell them that you’ve hated the world and yourself for far too long now.
Let go. Reach out. Ask for help. Because it’s time to try something different now.
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top that off with anxiety of doing well my last semester of college, graduating, what i was going to do after graduation, and being co-president of an organization. i could barely get through the day yet everyday i was so afraid of failing and letting everyone down. everyday i woke up wondering how i could get through the day, how i could get myself out of bed, make breakfast, catch the bus, attend class, pay attention in class, do homework, study, go grocery shopping, etc. everything just seemed so hard and impossible to do. i was seeing a therapist, i was taking meds, but it didn’t seem like they were working. i started self-harming and even though i didn’t do it often i felt like cutting every day and i still have the scars of when i did. my life after graduation seemed like a big black wall that i was just going to run into, and i thought my life would be over after i graduated, one way or another. when i got accepted for a summer job as a camp counselor i was glad but i don’t think i was happy. i started wondering if i could feel appropriate emotions at all anymore. i knew my life had been extended, but i felt like i would kill myself after the summer, and that thought made me afraid. i had good days, though. i hung out with friends, i laughed, i got homework done. i eventually made it through the semester and even got straight As. I wanted to say all this to let everyone who has depression or anxiety, who is as low as I was, that things will get better. While i don’t think I’m 100% recovered, I’m definitely a lot better and on the road to recovery. there was a time when I didn’t want to feel better, and now that I know what it feels like to be better, I don’t want to feel like how I did before. Just wanted to say that :)
TW: SI, SH
thank you so much for sharing this. I love hearing stories like yours where people take good steps and are able to make progress like you have. Keep it up!
Having a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, or schizophrenia, or ANY diagnosis, does not mean that you are screwed or that you aren’t going to be able to have a fulfilling life. The only person that can determine that is you. It does depend on the severity of your illness, the support you are receiving, as well as other factors, on what you’re going to be able to do. It really is an individual thing. Some people will be able to live on their own and have a job, others might not. The only person who can decide that and make those decisions for you is you. You know yourself best, so you are the one who gets to chose how you want to, and how you are able to live your life. Your illness may make your life hard and it may make certain things difficult,but it isn’t an all or nothing thing.
When it comes to being discriminated against or being treated differently, as long as you are able to fulfill your job requirements, then they shouldn’t discriminate against you. I’m pretty sure it’s illegal. That doesnt mean it wont happen, because I’m sure there are people who will not be understanding or will treat you unfairly, but know that not everyone will, and they shouldnt.
Unfortuneatly I dont have any experience or much knowledge about DP/DR. I’m sure some of our followers may be of better help in responses to this message (our inbox is closed to new messages right now). I think its great that you have been doing research to better understand what you’re going through, and im sorry that nothing has worked up to this point. What works for one person might not work for another person, and it can take time to find what works for you. I would suggest getting a therapist (if you dont already have one) as they can help you learn multiple skills to help you and find whats going to work best for you to get through this.
Hopefully you can get a better manage of this!
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Social workers and therapists both get degrees in psychology (most of the time) and a social worker can practice therapy, but that often isn’t their main job. Of course the training between the two is different but I think the most important thing to say here is that every therapist is different! Even if it takes a while, you can find someone who works for you, not all therapists practice the same. Not all will practice breathing exercises, stare, etc..
Hope this helps!
Please immediately call your therapist and let him know what’s going on. In fact, read him verbatim what you wrote to us because it is succinct and to the point and highlights what you’re going through. As long as you are not endangering yourself and others, you won’t have to be hospitalized. Your therapist will be able to help you.
they say its because i dont deserve it. i tried to convince them so many times, but it doesn’t work. what do i do? i cant do this anymore.
I think that is’s such a big step that you are recognizing that you need help and that you are willing to try seeing a different therapist. Sometimes it takes a couple tries to find the right therapist for you.
I would recommend sitting down with your therapist and calmly explaining to them that you feel like you need help and that you need a therapist. You dont have to go into detail about things you are facing but just say that you need the help and that you deserve to feel better. Try to be assertive and effective in your communications the best you can so that hopefully they will listen and help you. There are multiple free or low cost therapy options out there so that is an option if money is an issue. Sometimes repetition can help get through to people so dont give up on it.
If your parents arent responsive then there are outlets to go through, like a school counselor, teacher, family member, or even a friend. They may be able to help you get through to your parents to get the help you need.
Good luck anon,
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TW: Suicidal ideation, Abuse
The fact that he threatened to kill himself over a your break up proves that he’s not a great boyfriend and did/does take extreme advantage of you. What he’s doing is abusive and manipulative. It’s sad that he is going through his own mental illness problems, but you are under no obligation to be trapped in a relationship. Relationships are about building each other up and feeling happy and free. They’re not about being guilted into staying with someone or being afraid of someone. He’s toxic.