"You have a mental illness? I never would have guessed!"


crazinessandcreativity:

Put together a self care/distractions kit :). I am really making an effort to use my DBT skills more, and I really liked this idea. Thought I would post because I am happy with it and also in case anyone was looking for ideas for what to put in one. So here is what’s in mine:
- Magazines (for making collages) - A sketch book for writing or drawing - Some colouring pages - A paper cube craft  - A few books that I like - A yoga video - Two books of affirmations and positive inspiration - A sudoku and a crossword book - Supportive letters and cards from friends and family (to remind myself that people care about me) - Bubbles (who doesn’t love bubbles) - Three stress balls (I kinda like these) - Two soft stuffed animals - Markers, pen, pencil, and ink pen - Balloons - Rubber ball (to bounce off a wall or to throw across the room if I’m angry) - A face mask  - Phone numbers of people I can talk to - Body butter that smells wonderful - Nice tasting lip balm - A charm given to me by one of my nurses in the hospital - An elastic band - Sticky tack (fun to play with) - Nice smelling perfume - Bubble bath powder

crazinessandcreativity:

Put together a self care/distractions kit :). I am really making an effort to use my DBT skills more, and I really liked this idea. Thought I would post because I am happy with it and also in case anyone was looking for ideas for what to put in one. So here is what’s in mine:

- Magazines (for making collages)
- A sketch book for writing or drawing
- Some colouring pages
- A paper cube craft
- A few books that I like
- A yoga video
- Two books of affirmations and positive inspiration
- A sudoku and a crossword book
- Supportive letters and cards from friends and family (to remind myself that people care about me)
- Bubbles (who doesn’t love bubbles)
- Three stress balls (I kinda like these)
- Two soft stuffed animals
- Markers, pen, pencil, and ink pen
- Balloons
- Rubber ball (to bounce off a wall or to throw across the room if I’m angry)
- A face mask
- Phone numbers of people I can talk to
- Body butter that smells wonderful
- Nice tasting lip balm
- A charm given to me by one of my nurses in the hospital
- An elastic band
- Sticky tack (fun to play with)
- Nice smelling perfume
- Bubble bath powder

(via wheeliewifee)


smoestoe:

Today’s mental health reminder: a relapse, a sudden series of attacks, a string of awful days, (or whatever your step back may be) does not decrease your value. Take your time, do some self care, reflect on the progress that you have made. You are strong; one step back is nothing when you look at the journey you have already made.

(via sophspiration)


Cannot even classify seperate feelings anymore. Don’t know what’s depression, what’s anxiety, what’s fibro, what’s borderline. Everything has just merged together into ‘shit’. How I feel is shit, I am shit.
I don’t know where I’m gonna get the strength from to move forward. I don’t think I can do this anymore.


Also delightful is my complete inability to distinguish what symptoms are caused by the stress and physical exertion of starting uni and which are the cold :(


Colds should have the courtesy to avoid people with chronic illnesses. Like come on, I’m struggling here enough without a barrage of snot appearing.



wheeliewifee:

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wheeliewifee:

THE PAPER POPPY STORE SPECIAL TUMBLR-ONLY PROMOTION

details and rules are as follows:

Part 1: The Buy One, Get One Free Gift Deal

We are offering a promotion, where we will give away a FREE gift of equal or GREATER value with every purchase!

- This offer is only good for ONE item per order (sets will be treated as separate items)

- In order to receive this deal you MUST mention that you saw it on Tumblr!

- You may also give a hint as to what type of gift you would like (For example: “spoonie gift please”, “no earrings”, “superhero theme please”, “keychain if possible”, etc) There are no guarantees, but we will try to accommodate.

We will be giving away beaded necklaces, stamped metal discs, resin pendants, charm bracelets, art, t-shirts, and more.

Place your order now, and see what you get!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePaperPoppyStore

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePaperPoppyStore

Part 2: The Giveaway

We are offering a prize of $50 of Paper Poppy Store credit to one lucky winner!

- You must REBLOG this post (likes don’t count, sorry)

- You do not need to be following any specific blogs, this is open to anyone who likes our little shop enough to want to spend $50 there! ;)

- If you make a purchase during this promotion, and include your URL with your order, you will receive a double entry

- Each URL entry will be assigned a number and the winner will be chosen through a random generator.

The deadline is SEPTEMBER 1st, so visit the shop and reblog now!

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As always, all proceeds go toward helping provide food, medication, and other necessities for a disabled and uninsured woman with a progressive neurological disorder. Thank you so much for every order and every signal boost.

(via fibrozombie)


If you use the word ‘psycho’ as an insult then aggressively demand that someone make eye contact with you, even if it’s difficult for them, while you drunkenly shout your opinion at them then I’m gonna assume you’re an arsehole, sorry.