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User Image plaid_covered_teen Posted: Feb 21, 2018 10:31 PM (UTC)

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Living life with depression can be a challenge in itself. But from what I've learned the more you let it consume you the harder it's going to get. The true challenge with living with depression is pushing through the hurt, the sadness, and the pain. The sooner you learn to accept that your life isn't going to be as easy as everyone else's the happier and stronger you will become. And the more you will be able to love yourself. #loveyourself #livingwithdepression
User Image thegrouchyspoon Posted: Feb 21, 2018 8:14 PM (UTC)

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What's your favourite book? 📚
#LazySpoiledBrat Day... is it Twelve? Thank God you can see in this picture, but I have a huge bruise across my forehead. From my car door. Fml.
Work was heavy - dealing with a lot of terminal illness and bereavement situations.
After work, J & I picked up a kitten that was being surrendered by its owner, and took him to his foster home (and got to cuddle some adorable pups!).
We had to go home via the pharmacy to pick up my medication (and some arnica. for my head. fml.)
#chronicillness #livingwithcfs #livingwithme #cfs #spoonie #fibromyalgia #fibro #fibrowarrior #chronicfatigue #invisibleillness #chronicpain #livingwithdepression #mentalhealth #disability #cavlife #dogsofig #novel #reading
User Image yasminporter3223 Posted: Feb 21, 2018 6:18 PM (UTC)

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Today has been one of those days again. Bad luck comes in 3s right? 🙁#livingwithdepression #bpd #livingwithmentalillness
User Image uncommon_mommy Posted: Feb 21, 2018 5:03 PM (UTC)

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Who doesn't like peace and quiet? I know, from experience, that I NEED to escape to a quiet place. My "go-to" is the ocean. Some of you may not drive or live near the ocean but go outside to a quiet place or if out doors isn't your thing, go to he library and find a book you can read to help you escape. After 22 years of depression/anxiety and panic attacks I've learned what works and what doesn't for me. Focus on you and you will also learn habits and coping skills. Not all mental illnesses go away or can be "fixed". Some of us will live with it for the rest of our lives. So it's important to learn and teach yourself as much as you can so you can actually live your life not just exist. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #mentalhealthawareness #illnessofthemind #okaytobesad #yourfeelingsmatter #yourbodyisatemple #anxietyawareness #youareimportant #youmatter #imatter #journeyoflife #struggle #lifejourney #life #anxious #anxiety #livingwithdepression #livingwithanxiety #livingwithmentalillness #living #setdailygoals #dailygoal #mentalhealth #breakthestigma #suicideawareness #stopsuicide #mentalhealthmatters #mentalillnessrecovery #mentalwellness #mentalhealthwarrior #alwayskeepfighting
User Image littlelighthouse_x Posted: Feb 21, 2018 4:38 PM (UTC)

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This is what it looks like when you have to go to the bathroom and cry in between classes 😭. .

I'm ok now, but this is what it's like living with depression and anxiety. The day was going fine then a bunch of negative thoughts found their way into my head and overwhelmed me so I went and had a wee cry in the bathroom. Believe it or not though, this is progress for me. Usually if I felt really down and on the verge of tears in college I would just leg it home. Not today though! I'm still in college, going to meet a friend then going to my last class of the day 👊. .

Small victories, guys 🌸. .

#mentalhealth #mentalillness #depression #anxiety #panicattack #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthadvocate #girlslikeus #livingwithdepression #onedayatatime
User Image minimizingstatic Posted: Dec 21, 2017 3:05 PM (UTC)

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Perhaps the problem isn’t in feeling the way that I do, it’s the sharing of it. Shh...
🎶 Reverend Beat-Man • One Fine Day
User Image minimizingstatic Posted: Dec 18, 2017 6:06 PM (UTC)

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It’s hard to hear you. I don’t see where you are.
I can’t feel you. Your words reverberate against my skin.
Where did you go? How did I lose you again?
Give me your hand. I can’t reach you anymore. I’m right here.
User Image minimizingstatic Posted: Dec 12, 2017 5:09 PM (UTC)

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The desire to have things make sense in a nonsensical world is a curious thing. Whatever lead me to believe it should? Was the scenario of 2+2 always being 4 what guided me down this path of falsehoods?
If “life is what you make of it” and someone else is making something completely different, we are bound to cross paths with something that upends what we are making. I suppose “life is how you perceive it” makes more sense.
The static has become too much again. I don’t want to hear you anymore or live life through your eyes. I don’t want to be seen. It’s time to disappear again. I’ll see you when I see you.
User Image minimizingstatic Posted: Dec 20, 2017 3:27 PM (UTC)

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I’m crying. I can’t make it stop. I’m screaming for it to. I wish it would stop. Why in fuck was a brain made like this? Or allowed to do this? Is it my fault? I’m not crazy. I don’t want to be viewed as crazy, or unstable or delicate. I just want it to stop.
The static is blasting in my ears, humiliating me, shaming me into darkness.
And then all of a sudden I can breathe clearly as if nothing ever happened. A big deep clear breath even though I was spiraling so hard seconds ago. Is it mania? I don’t want to be manic.
Why is this happening? I was doing so well.
I let people get close. That was my mistake. I let people get close, use me and discard me. I give too much of myself. I’m too open and trusting. I feel like I should come with a warning label. I’m so delicate. When did I get so delicate? I remember my birthday party, age 7. Flowered skirt, coy crooked tooth smile, peering out from behind my long stringy snarled hair sheepishly at my crush, Rocky Dunn. Where did that innocence go? Was it Rocky’s rejection of me that rattled me so? Was it screamed out of me by my father’s betrayal? Did it seep out in the mental ward with my mother?
Its take no prisoners attitude, its destruction of security, poise and grace can be devastating, coming without warning.
I’m feeling better this morning. So far.
User Image minimizingstatic Posted: Dec 19, 2017 5:40 PM (UTC)

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There have been no epiphanies.
I’m tired of feeling used. I’m tired of feeling heartbroken by life. By what I allow to happen. Disappointments. Human disappointments.
People’s unwillingness to flinch at their own shadows. To move beyond themselves. To see the damage that they do.
I thought I was coming out of this yesterday, but I lost my grip and fell back in.
It’s raining so hard today. I’d like to stay in bed and pretend to read a good book while staring blankly out the window lost in this trance-like misery. Raindrops on the rooftop.
It’s not me. It’s not me anymore.
#therooftopsofportland #livingwithdepression
User Image unicorn_mama_12 Posted: Feb 21, 2018 3:17 PM (UTC)

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These past few weeks have been really hard on me. I've been moody and unstable. Living with depression is unpredictable. You can go days, weeks, sometimes months without an "episode" but one event can trigger a landslide. This event can be small or it can be life altering, but it is overwhelming none the less. When this happens it usually feels as though I'm suffering alone, every little thing tends to make me feel isolated, but this guy takes it like a champ. He makes me take a step back, helps me calm down, and we evaluate the situation together. He knows this will be an ongoing battle and he is suited up and prepared to fight right along beside me. He is my lifeline. My saving grace. #livingwithdepression #fightingback #babe #mancandyeveryday #myrock
User Image peoplewhodothings Posted: Feb 21, 2018 2:20 PM (UTC)

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In the second of Tia's weekly column 'Insane in the Membrane', she discusses the human capacity of self-comparison. 'Pals on Pedestals' comments on how, in times of self-doubt, our admiration of other people’s attributes can make us harshly criticise what we see as our own shortcomings.
Check it out at
User Image donna0469 Posted: Feb 21, 2018 11:05 AM (UTC)

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