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#mental illness
juicedoesthings · a day ago
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something i don't really like about the internet nowadays is the "neurotypical" vs neurodivergent divide.
The label neurotypical is the label most people have come to think of as "Without mental illness" - and while that's true - they may not be mentally ill,
that does not mean they do not experience what most mentally ill people do. You can be traumatized without meeting the criteria for PTSD or even register how the trauma effected you. You may not even notice it was trauma.
You may have severe depression spells and not meet the criteria for depression.
One big thing people online i think miss about psychology in general is that mental illness or diagnoses do not... define you. the criteria is just there to aid your specific version of getting help. Mental illnesses don't really... exist? in a box that is. it's just certain criteria that is labeled or an effect of your environment and experience. even depression was revealed to not be a chemical imbalance. It's just how the brain works because of life, and sometimes the brain needs extra help. The human race just put labels on it... to help.
All humans have mental struggles but some just do not meet the diagnostic criteria, and they may not struggle the same ways others do with it. Neurotypical people are not people without mental struggles or people without need of help, they are people who were are not meeting the criteria of a mental illness because they are able to handle their struggles.
But, the mental struggles kind of come with being alive. I don't like separating myself completely from "neurotypical" people or deciding they'll never understand me. They do understand me. They're capable of compassion and maybe they've even dealt with exactly what i'm dealing with, but just not for my extended period of time.
Trust people around you are like you.
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compassionatereminders · 2 days ago
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You don't have to be mentally ill to be a toxic or abusive person. Stop assuming that the main reason people mistreat each other is mental illness.
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im-enoch · 2 days ago
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Loving a chronically ill person only when they're feeling good/ not experiencing symptoms is ableist and fucking horrible because we *do* notice.
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digital-medic · a day ago
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Via mindful.brains [Instagram]
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livingwithmadness30 · a day ago
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bpdcrybaby213 · a day ago
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They don't like me when I act crazy. I am all alone in my mental illness. They'd rather I just pretend I'm okay.
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pastel-hazey-dreams · 2 days ago
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satanasaeternus · a day ago
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Fuck this place.
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schizopositivity · 2 days ago
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the schizophrenia and psychosis tags (even actually schizophrenic and pseriously psychotic) are a wild place full of triggering delusions, sanism, stalkers for some reason, people who do something slightly odd and go "should i be checked for schizophrenia???"
scroll with caution
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aemondskhinkali · 21 hours ago
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CAN HE APPEAR ALREADY WHY AM I CRYING OVER PIXELS
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voidic3ntity · 2 days ago
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shanties, sung under violet moonlight, phosphorescent bliss, upon eventide lightness, the likeness of something forgotten, something great & something profound, threefold reflection: etched within elegance, above an inner illumination of such, the various ideals of an incandescent shimmer, oppressive, & those long winters, cold & bitter, burning with auscultation, such cyclical seasons, reasons for being, motions & notions, brought forth by the vast viridian hue, glimmering with light, the darkness, so poignant, my mind, forevermore depressive, & these days, half lit connections, an opal starlight symmetry, synthesized within such hallways, passageways of creation, ragdolls of retribution, the vessels of conflicted corruption, another frail form, brought forth by endless disintegration, trailing starlit smouldering, great gelatinous iron migrations, distances of dissociative depth, another candid notation, celestial celebrations, anything to bring forth suchness, dimly lit tidal moonshine, imbued with nimbus meaning; preservation of suchness, another distasteful reaction.
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shyrule · an hour ago
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one (1) like and i'll write the french wars x reader oneshot
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@socialc1imb
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snorlax-and-co · a day ago
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schizoetic · 2 days ago
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You may think that having psychosis is terrifying,
But yes, you're right. Lol
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bpdcrybaby213 · 2 days ago
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Sometimes I wish I could have my mother and boyfriend read my blog, just to maybe somehow understand me and my BPD, but I'm pretty sure they'd just use it against me and it would make things worse. I wish there was a way to make them even understand just a little. I feel completely alone in my mental illness.
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borderlinexcrazy · 22 days ago
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any room can be a panic room if you just give me a fucking second
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thefloatingstone · 5 months ago
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Still watching this youtube channel about what I can only describe as "Dark Classical art" and this one absolutely floored me because I was unaware of it and I want to share it because it changes my perspective on this artist completely.
You might be aware of Louis Wain. If not by name then by his art. He's the artist behind that series of cat drawings that slowly became more and more abstract and bizarre.
This series of paintings of cats are often labelled as a visual representation of Wain's deteriorating mental illness and schizophrenia. Even more so often labelled as "a tragic display of a painter's failing battle with schizophrenia."
The paintings look like this and were painted around the very early 1900s.
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Ok got all that?
So here's the thing.
Although Wain did suffer from a mental illness that was strong enough for him to be institutionalized, his mental illness was never diagnosed with clear certainty. Although "Schizophrenia" is so heavily applied to him based purely on how his series of paintings LOOK, despite actual specialists widely disputing this. On top of this, although he did paint the kaleidoscope cat portraits during this time, it was not the only things he painted, and he was quite capable of painting "normal" pictures of cats.
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The Kaleidoscope Cat portraits are more images of him experimenting with colour and shapes, something the Smithsonian themselves state on their website.
Wain had actually made his entire living painting whimsical images of cats, often for product adverts, before he was incarcerated and was actually a very beloved artist at the time. When his friends learned of his incarceration, they started a collection of donation money to help transfer Wain to the Bethlam Royal Hospital instead, one of the best mental health facilities of the time. Even the Prime Minster of the time donated, and they raised a large amount of money across England to help him.
4 years later, Wain drew this as his final image which he released publicly
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I knew all about "the Schizophrenic cat Guy" but he had always been presented to me as some tragic case of an artist going mad and his skills and work unraveling as he went insane.
Which is why I wanted to share this information which was new to me. And because I think it's important.
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