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My flesh feels like it’s crawling and I just want to scrape all the skin off my bones and scream until the noise in my head goes away
this actually brought tears to my eyes due to the relevance. my gorgeous. smart, hilarious and perfect cousin told me that she used to cut before i started. lol no one will read this but idc.
I’m here if you need someone to talk to x
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One of the problems with being suicidal is that no one wants to actually talk to you about it. They will ‘talk you down off the ledge’ until the end of time, but you might not BE on the ledge at that point. You just want someone to listen, someone who will ask you why you feel like that, someone who is genuinely interested in understanding your pain and supporting you, rather than easing their own guilt and pain by trying to make you stop feeling like that.
if you have social anxiety and you made that phone call or put in that resume or told that person they’re funny or woke up today I am so proud of you and even if you didn’t do those things I am still proud of you okay
Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It’s always there, though.
Siblings fight. This is completely normal, no matter how bad it gets. Everyone knows that, just like how everyone knows that boys will be boys, that all girls love pink, and that ignoring a problem will totally make it go away.
(If you missed my drift, kindly reread the above paragraph with your irony glasses on. Got it? Cool.)
The fact is, abuse within the home isn’t limited to spousal/partner or intergenerational. A 2005 study indicated that 35% of children are abused by a sibling every year, compared to an estimated 1.2% of children abused by a parent every year.
This guide will cover the following:
- Who can abuse?
- Identifying abuse
- Ramifications of abuse
- Responding to abuse
Note: I am not a professional and this guide has been pretty simplified, but I’ve tried to make it at least a decent starting place. A “child” is here defined as “offspring, regardless of age.”
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Telling someone who has severe depression that they just need to get their act together is not cool
It’s also not cool to dismiss their explanation of their illness as ‘just making excuses’
Don’t do it
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