…I don’t think I’ve EVER IN MY LIFE met anyone with clinical depression* who didn’t at some point say
“I don’t think I’m really depressed because x, y and z; I have it better than people who are actually depressed; I should be grateful for my lot etc etc, I don’t have real problems, I’m too emotional or not emotional enough to be actually depressed”
unless they were diagnosed in childhood.
So this is a PSA to EVERYONE: I’m sufficiently gobsmacked by the sheer commonality of this sentiment that, at this point, I’m wondering if “thinking your problems aren’t real” is an actual symptom, or just a result of growing up in the United States or other cultures that don’t understand that the brain is a part of the body, or *what*.
I’m not saying everyone who says things like that is depressed, just that almost everyone who is depressed says things like that. So if you’re unhappy, and second-guessing the extent of your problem, and you have access to health care, it might be good to go get checked out.
There are pretty extensive and reasonably reliable diagnostic questionnaires out there, and a doctor can probably make better sense of what your problems are and aren’t than either you or I can. There’s a lot of “don’t self-diagnose” stuff going around out there and my commentary on it is extremely complex (the short version is, if you don’t have health care access, sometimes self-diagnosis is the best you’re gonna get) but regardless, if you’re not qualified to diagnose yourself as ill, you’re also not qualified to diagnose yourself as well.
*including me. GPOY
Yes you have pretty much quoted why it took several years to actually go see a doctor. Especially the ‘none of my problems are real bit’ and ‘I’m not emotional enough’ bits, oops. (Wherein apathy turned out to be a symptom. Double… oops?)
i tOld yOu i was frOm a jungle right
nOw there are pics cOmplete with caracaramOm O:3
sO yOu knOw it’s true
help it’s really cold this morning when does the day star rise
wheeeee I come home and I get Fi-writings <3 good Fi best anon slammer
Always at your service~ahaha excellent point by karkat made there ew (I don’t even understand anon anymore)
Karkat thinks about the weirdest things and leaves traumatized trolls in his wake.
To be honest, I keep trying to figure out what anon is saying, like, I genuinely want to understand but it all ends up being like:
Oh, oh, I can tell you what they’re saying! They got pissy at me after I stopped talking to them way back when and sent me this, which I think is the truest and clearest thing they have said to date:
i just wanted you to admit you were wrong about the character. i’m tired of seeing mischaracterizations all over fandom. you’re wrong about nature trumping nurture as the characters have the same core traits in every universe and incarnation.
So you see, they are saying, “I am not reading the same comic as you and I AM VERY ANGRY ABOUT IT.”
…omg, that’s so fucking precious.
I’ve had college professors like that, it’ll never not be funny to me.
They’ll probably get tired way before I do, though. I mean, you can’t fight porn. I’d have loved to have porn to fling at my professors’ faces when I was in college.
I want to pinch this anon’s cheeks. I can’t help it.
wait weren’t you arguing nuture trumping nature and they were arguing nature trumping nurture ANON PLEASE.
And it’s really hard to tell core characteristics when you appear as a silhouette one time and are occasionally unreliably narrated. But that might just be me.
I AM JUST SO CONFUSED
Aren’t the Jades kind of evidence of different lives leading to different outcomes anyway… Like Jadesprite was kind of weepy and got slapped silly by Jade. That doesn’t scream ‘only one way to read and write this character NO FUN ALLOWED’ to me :|a
SORRY FOR SPECULATING ON YOUR POST
So I almost put minced garlic on my toast instead of cream cheese.
Everyone needs to read this, this is an awesomely accurate and adorable dog body language chart. A lot of people don’t recognize a lot of these cues (the stress signals come immediately to mind).
i’ll give it a fucking title when i put it on ao3 don’t test me tumblr
“It’s lonely,” you finally admit, and it’s the first time you’ve let yourself admit that loneliness is the problem rather than just your hormones going crazy. Not that the hormones aren’t a significant problem in and of themselves, but.
This has been in my wips folder forever and I am so glad it is now done. let us all celebrate in awkward teenage ot3s.
my fic mine
lately I’ve noticed it’s sometimes been missing entirely and wtf is up with that =P
Oh yeah I noticed that too D: eventually I’m going to hit the wrong button but not realise and a month later I’ll go, “where has person disappeared to, OH NO I’M SORRY I DIDN’T REALISE UNFOLLOWED YOU”
And then maybe make a gif of a snail withdrawing into its shell embarrassedly.
dashjdfhdjf I keep accidentally unfollowing/almost unfollowing people because the go to dash button is sometimes small and sometimes not small.