I’m going to be off of tumblr for a little bit, at least for the next two weeks or so. I’m stressing out about coursework and my extended project and my constant access to internet is making things ten times worse. I’ve made myself physically sick from stress twice within the past two days and I’m breaking out and I am just not taking care of myself in terms of hygiene and sleep to the extent I should be with my current workload. I just need to get away from it all and try to focus my small amount of concentration on school and work instead of on here because I am literally wasting hours of my much needed time either on here or watching tv shows and movies and my mental and physical health is suffering terribly.
I have a queue running and stuff so it’s not really a big deal but my friends know I only ever see messages on here so just a heads up to you guys I won’t be physically online for a bit.
if its not affecting your life negatively dont even consider taking medication for it. imo dont even take antidepressants because theres better ways of dealing with…
There are different types of bipolar (type 1, 2 and 3). It depends on the type of bipolar your friend has (if they have not been misdiagnosed that is), how long since they first started showing symptoms and how bad those symptoms are.
Medication is not the solution for everyone with a mental illness but chemically caused ones like bipolar are made manageable with medication. Do you have the same opinion on illnesses that aren’t mental?
I don’t have any idea which type she is.
There’s a big difference between medicating physical illnesses and mental disorders. Stuff like depression, anxiety and even more severe mental illnesses like schizophrenia can be caused by things like traumatic events or personal problems. It’s better to deal with those before jumping straight into medication.
It could be argued though, that using medication to stabilise someone’s mood may make it easier for them to handle discussing trauma and other personal issues that could cause episodes or symptoms to become worse. But most therapists will push actual therapy before medication, or at least they should.
There needs to be a code word or something that means “my brain is fighting me every step of the way today and I feel like I’m going to vibrate out of my skin, so I need you to forgive everything and go slowly and speak softly and lower your expectations.” And then we could all just be like, “I know I said we could go to a movie tonight but… tangerines.” And the other person would nod and squeeze your elbow or rub your head and you wouldn’t feel like a failure.
How to kill the artists, a series of drawings by italian artist Laurina Paperina…