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We are here to spread mental health awareness and to promote self-love. This blog is all about learning to cope healthy to live a long and happy life. We are a wellness blog geared to helping you achieve the confidence you deserve.

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Anonymous:
That white privilege post bugged me. It's always the same thing- I am aware of my white privilege, I acknowledge it but no matter what it is always shoved in my face. I didn't choose to be white privileged, so can it stop being shoved in my face?

People don’t ask to be born a different race than white, and yet every day they suffer because of it. You have to understand that no matter how frustrated you are because of these kinds of posts, you will never face the kind of pain PoC face just by existing. 

Think about it. Michael Brown was executed just for being black. There is no post anyone could make on a website that amounts to that kind of thing.

I understand that sometimes you can feel guilty because of posts like that, though you may try to be aware of your internalized racism and privilege. If you are actively trying to be better and acknowledge these things, you needn’t feel guilty. Like you said, you didn’t exactly ask for society to suck so much. But you benefit from it all the same. It’s not your fault, but if you do nothing about it, it is. If you do fight against it, you’re helping in your own way.

If you are doing what you can to fight against racism, those kinds of posts wouldn’t bother you. Or at least they shouldn’t. You’d understand that your frustration would never amount to the fear and pain of self-loathing almost all PoC face. You’d understand that 11 Things White People Need to Stop Saying to Black People Immediately is hardly something to be angry about. Be angry over injustice, not posts about white people being idiots. 

posted Aug.31.14 + 5 notes + reblog
thatfilthyanimal:
I was originally following this blog under the impression that it was a recovery blog. I have to admit, I need to unfollow you because of the murder reblogs you keep posting. I'm not mad or blaming you, but I don't know if I missed the point of this blog or if the tone of it changed and I wasn't paying attention. I wish you luck in everything!

Nothing changed. As I have posted on several occasions that social justice and mental health go hand in hand on this blog. 

I tag all the posts with content warnings. I do everything I can so that those easily triggered can ignore it. However, I will under no circumstances ignore physical suffering (which can and often does go together with mental torment) and injustice in the world simply because everyone and their mother wants this blog to adhere to a certain strict set.

Social justice is very, very important. I still reblog and queue up a ton of mental health and recovery posts. I have a whole side blog dedicated to following positive blogs and queuing positive posts. You say you are not “blaming me” but yet you come into my ask box essentially insinuating that my blog (again, my blog) isn’t run correctly. 

I’m sorry you feel like I don’t do a good enough of a job for you and that tagging things isn’t enough, but please do not come into an ask box and tell people these things. Unfollowing silently is more than enough, especially when I have already answered these concerns. The “tone” of the blog hasn’t changed in the years it’s been up. Is it possible that there is more public talk about police brutality right now? Of course. But that is not my fault. 

Nothing changed. At all.

Anonymous:
Skinny shaming is actually horrible. I am always being told that I look like a boy and that my body is un-womanly. I can't find clothes in my size and I cant talk to anyone about my body image issues because they think I am making fun of them. How dare anyone say that one form of shaming is worse than another. It's like telling a victim how much pain they are allowed to feel because 'someone else has it worse, get over it'. For a wellness blog I dont think you should be posting stuff like that.

Wait, what did we post?

Oh, right. Skinny shaming is indeed horrible. Many people are even bullied about it, but the reason that post is there is because fat people are more likely to be bullied too, to have hard time finding jobs, to go out on the street and be insulted, to not find clothes, or believed. 

Both are indeed horrible, but the difference is that society tends to view skinny people as more beautiful than fat people. I think it was worded badly and I can definitely see now how it was actually pretty horrible, but it was trying to point out the privilege skinny people have over fat people.

This talks about the difference between each shaming.

posted Aug.20.14 + 4 notes + reblog
piecesoflogic:
Isn't this a mental health blog?

Yes. If you’re freaking out over the social justice posts, I already answered that here.

If you honestly believe that the things happening in Ferguson, and honestly, around the world have nothing to do with mental health, you are ignorant. How do you think it would affect someone’s mental health to know that just because of their skin colour, they will always be seen as less than human? That goes for gender, sexual orientation, spiritual beliefs, and just about anything that makes them slightly “different”.

Social justice and mental wellness go hand in hand. People who are affected by society’s hatred are more than likely to have mental health issues. Plus, this is not just about mental health, it’s also about positivity and happiness, things denied to people because others are not willing to fight for their rights as much as their own. 

If you really don’t want to see Ferguson posts, I’ve tagged them. But this blog has always been a mix of social justice, mental health and positive posts, and it will always be that way.

posted Aug.19.14 + 6 notes + reblog
sparrowlea:
Thank you for tagging a trigger warning on your Ferguson posts. Very few people are doing so.

Well, to be fair I wasn’t at first, but then someone said the blog was too negative. I am on the fence about tagging them since it’s very important for people to learn about, and I still think that if you can (or at least when you can), you should try to look into the posts anyways. But I do get how it can be very upsetting, especially for black people, so I will tag. It does not help anyone to trigger someone to the point of a breakdown after all.

I’m contemplating on not tagging the positive posts on Ferguson though, as those at least should definitely be okay to spread.

posted Aug.18.14 + 2 notes + reblog
Anonymous:
I would like some advice.. I'm pretty addicted to sleep-aids and I don't know why, I just find myself doing whatever to help me fall asleep easily without tossing and turning for hours. I'll smoke pot, or drink a couple of glasses of wine, or pop an anxiety pill.. sometimes it's two of those things at a time.. I think I've forgotten how to have a normal evening and fall asleep daydreaming, and I miss that.. I just worry so much at night I can't daydream anymore.

This is highly concerning and I advise first and foremost to speak to a professional about this, particularly whoever is medicating you (if it’s a professional doing so). 

Sometimes people cannot fall asleep daydreaming. I know I for one am unable to unless I’m dead exhausted, otherwise I’ll be up all night thinking instead. You may need to work on learning relaxation techniques and ways to focus your attention elsewhere. Therapy might be a good idea. Go to them with a request specifically for learning how to sleep with anxiety, as that will help both of you and use your time best.

Make sure though not to drink alcohol with your medication, particularly if the instructions tell you not to. If you no longer have that, google the medication and see what the warnings are. You could potentially really harm yourself, and it may even worsen your ability to sleep.

Right now you’re really substance dependent and so I think it’ll take work to focus on that first than just the sleeping problems. Like I said, the best thing for you is to speak to a doctor of some sort.

posted Aug.15.14 + 0 notes + reblog
welp-panda:
Hey you've been posting a bunch of generally negative things lately... Could you slow down on that?

I’ve been trying to keep updated on Ferguson. I’ll tag it from now on, but I won’t stop. I think it’s something very important for people to know about. I can understand though that the topic is upsetting for people.

The tag will be #ferguson tw.

posted Aug.15.14 + 5 notes + reblog
Anonymous:
Lately I have been doing things like precisely measuring out how much milk I am drinking or counting how many goldfish I eat so that I can keep track of calories and daily values. Would you consider that a disordered pattern of eating or just mindfulness?

I think it could be both, depending on the context. Are you doing it to focus on your weight? Are you doing it so much you feel you couldn’t stop, even if you wanted to? Is food on your mind, almost 24/7? These kinds of questions would help clarify it.

However, if you are worried you may be developing an eating disorder, see a professional as soon as you can. Best not to take chances with an illness. As a-recovered-life always says, you don’t get a immunization shot AFTER you have the illness, just like its better to see someone professional for a mental illness earlier before it gets out of hand. Chances are if you’re worried, you have reason to be.

posted Aug.14.14 + 0 notes + reblog
wakeup-flawlessxo:
I know she lives in DC but I can't find the number to contact emergency services. Does anyone know the number? I can't call 911 because I don't think the police in Calgary Canada can do anything. She says she might be alive in the morning because she sucks at it but I don't want to risk it. I don't know anyone close to her. We've talked a few times but not enough for me to know her facebook or anything.

Here is a list of emergency numbers in DC

I’m afraid there’s not much else to do but try tswatch. When you have little or no information on them the best thing is to ask around and see if anyone knows them. I would still try 911, as they are the ones who would know what to do best.

posted Aug.11.14 + 0 notes + reblog
wakeup-flawlessxo:
HELP PLEASE HELP ME. SOMEONE I FOLLOW HAS TAKEN PILLS TO END THEIR LIFE AND I DON'T KNOW WHERE SHE IS OR HOW TO FIND HER OR HOW TO GET HER HELP PLEASE HELP ME

Okay, first you need to report their URL. tswatch @ tumblr is a good place to do so.

If you know them on Facebook or know someone on tumblr who does, have them immediately message one of their family members or friends. If you know where they live, you can call 911 and they can aid you.

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posted Aug.11.14 + 2 notes + reblog