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.
People are too talented sometimes.
Kyōsai Kawanabe, Raven, 1887
The Litographs Tattoos Kickstarter campaign has taken a novel (GET IT?) approach to encouraging contributions: The first 2,500 backers will also reserve their place in the world’s longest (temporary) tattoo chain.
Litographs has broken up Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland into 2,500 temporary tats. Once they hit their goal, they’ll send the ink out for backers to apply, photograph and upload to their website. “Our goal,” they say, “is to recreate this iconic novel by showcasing every single word on the skin of 2,500 Kickstarter backers.” Which, OK, sounds a little gross — but I’m intrigued!
Hey tumblr! Did you know that if you suffer from depression / anxiety or any other mental illness, you can register your dog as an emotional support animal, making it illegal for a landlord to refuse to rent to you? That’s right. No breed restrictions, no weight restrictions, no matter what, they are not allowed to refuse.
This includes cats, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, etc.!! Go here to register your pet as an ESA :~)
Note: It costs $65 to do this.
just a little southeast of Phoenix, AZ, this is how the Outback Steakhouse restaurants line up.
i’d hate to be staying at a hotel right in the middle of delicious steak pentagram OH WAIT
The road that runs through is called Superstition Freeway omg
LOL It’s a demon trap made of Outback Steakhouses
WHAT IS IN THE CENTER
WHAT IS IN THE CENTER
IS THAT A GATE TO HELL
And then I died.
i love this fandom
Some people experience events so traumatic to them that in order to cope they have to create a new self to retreat into, or even replace their old self with a new one effectively destroying it. Some people snap and enter a fugue state, which is characterized by complete memory loss brought on by…
Oy, well I suppose it’s good that people are talking about DID.
1. The brain imaging studies, specifically the fMRI studies and perfusion studies control for this willing change of personality you are talking about. Of course, obviously people with DID share the same brain, so there are going to be similarities between them.
2. The disorder is only controversial because so many people claim false information about it. You can see in my references reviews of the literature on the iatrogenic etiology theory and the theory that it is extreme acting or “role playing” which have been discredited as much as science can at this point. The fact that it is controversial should not be the most interesting thing about it. The intellectualization and scrutiny of such a personal experience for people with DID is one of the most harmful things medical professionals can do to us. DID has been proven many times over. It is not controversial in trauma specialized circles.
3. I am so tired of hearing about split personalities. People need to read the DSM-V and the relevant literature. Even the DSM, which is notoriously behind the times, does not use the term split personalities anymore because it isn’t accurate. I would suggest reading up on the structural theory of dissociation because I have found it gives the best explination. They are dissociated identities. It’s in the name. I’m not trying to be picky or annoying, but the vast misunderstanding of this diagnosis has had a huge negative impact on my healthcare.
4. I need to re-find the study I was reading about DID diagnosis in the criminal justice system. Let’s suffice to say that the public seems to think that people with DID are out of control psycho murderers and it is SO FREAKING INACCURATE. UGH. Basically, just go look at my resources! And look up some more RECENT articles. It’ll help I promise.
For further reading I suggest checking out the various resources I have linked to this blog. The ISST-D is a great resource and they are extremely reputable and you can read a book put out by them recently on the topic for free on goggle books that is most informative.