A Mental Illness Happy Hour listener whose list of fears matches mine four for four. Glad I’m not the only one.
You are good at something, stop lying to yourself. You’re good at breaking down comic book plots, cooking ramen perfectly, making your friends happy, knowing the time without looking at a clock, getting the perfect ending at RPG’s, or figuring out the twist ending to movies. Don’t let society tell you your talents are meaningless because they don’t serve an economical purpose. Your talents reflect your interests and passions, and what’s important to you is important.
"I think society’s emphasis on family forces us into relationships that are otherwise unhealthy. Sure, a long time ago, when people lived miles from civilization, family was all you had. There was a very practical purpose to sticking together. But now I have six million people in my backyard. Why should I be wasting time with someone I don’t like just because they have the same last name as me?"
Super incredibly maddening thing about mental illness:
Fighting your ass off to live a normal life and function as well as you can, and instead of getting credit and having people be proud of you for all the efforts you’re making, having people use your apparently normal behavior as a reason to invalidate you and think you weren’t that sick to begin with.
It takes a lot of badassery to act this normal, but the effort is all invisible
i think the problem w psychiatric care is that it’s really difficult to know what i need bc im so USED to feeling awful that i think it’s normal so my psychiatrist will be like “are you having trouble staying motivated” and im like “not any more than anyone else” but!! actually turns out healthy people don’t constantly feel overwhelmed and sick and unable to cope with normal events…. huh
"Fuck the reinforcement of the gender binary and people shaming me for wearing anything seen as traditionally ‘feminine,’” said Ratcliffe. Percy nodded his assent.
"Indeed sir, fuck it," replied Wiggins. "There are many things that make you villainous, but that shouldn’t be one of them.”