15 Questions People Who’ve Been Suicidal Wish They Had Been Asked

This is so good, and so true.

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Carrie Fisher opened up about her demons — and knew she wouldn’t have a Hollywood ending [LA Times article in link]

Mental illness and addiction so often go hand in hand and until society stops villainizing and dehumanizing the people affected by them, we need people like Carrie Fisher who are brave enough to yell it from the rooftops when it still requires bravery to do it: I DEAL WITH SHIT THAT'S REALLY FUCKING HARD, BUT … Continue reading Carrie Fisher opened up about her demons — and knew she wouldn’t have a Hollywood ending [LA Times article in link]

Scars in the Summertime (or: The Girl Who Lived or: I Have Overall Shorts)

I have three scars on my legs. Well, I have more than that, but three that are intentional, while the others came from general falling over-or-running-into-table-corner-type events. Two of the three came from the night I checked into the hospital, and one came from about a week earlier- or maybe it was the other way … Continue reading Scars in the Summertime (or: The Girl Who Lived or: I Have Overall Shorts)

I’m Not Sad (usually), I Have Depression

"What are you depressed...about?" It's a fair enough question from someone who's never experienced it, and it honestly doesn't bother me. I know they're trying to understand so they can empathize, and I can only imagine how hard it is to wrap your mind around feeling that everything is terrible when it really objectively is … Continue reading I’m Not Sad (usually), I Have Depression

The Most Willing ECT Patient They Ever Met

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a procedure, done under general anesthesia, in which small electric currents are passed through the brain, intentionally triggering a brief seizure. ECT seems to cause changes in brain chemistry that can quickly reverse symptoms of certain mental illnesses. -The Mayo Clinic, talkin' ECT I think it was the second day I … Continue reading The Most Willing ECT Patient They Ever Met