if you had to drop out of a class you are not a failure
if you had to take time off school you are not a failure
if you had to leave school for good you are not a failure
your worth is not determined by academia and this goes doubly so for disabled people and others for whom school is set against them
7:19 pm • 20 October 2014 • 71,404 notes
when you call in to work and your coworker answers the phone in their peppy work voice then realizes its you and goes back to sounding just as dead inside as you are
4:53 pm • 20 October 2014 • 1,546 notes
Anonymous said: You wouldn't perform self-diagnosis for cancer, ebola or any other non mental illness. Saying self-diagnosis is valid in the case of mental illness is just saying that you don't think it's a real disease. Also stop implying people with a mental illness diagnosis are suddenlly privileged
I don’t think that saying self-diagnosis is valid implies that it’s not a real disease. Nor does it mean people with diagnoses are privileged?
For any non-mental disease, on the contrary, if the symptoms show up, you can be pretty sure you have it, and even then, if you can’t afford to go to the doctor, you manage it in the ways that you can, on your own, with help from friends/family, etc.
The reality is that there are people with mental illnesses who cannot (for financial reasons, or otherwise) go to a doctor and get a diagnosis, or go to therapy, or get medication, etc.
And self-diagnosis helps them put a name on what they’re going through and helps them deal with it themselves. It helps the people who are close to them understand too. And the whole point of that post isthe struggle of, “am I just making this up oh my god I’m such a terrible person,” on top of everything. It sucks. Your life doesn’t change after a diagnosis. You’re still dealing with the same reality, but with a diagnosis and a self-diagnosis, at least you get to put a name on it, and that helps. It really helps.
Don’t throw people with mental illnesses who can’t afford doctors/therapy/medication under the bus.
4:25 pm • 20 October 2014 • 104 notes
Dang. Look at all those roots coming in at my bangs.
1:11 pm • 20 October 2014
So into this color I picked up for $1 today.
8:55 pm • 19 October 2014 • 2 notes
"Go ahead, make my millennium."
(Source: vintagegal, via chelsamander)
6:34 pm • 19 October 2014 • 19,292 notes