Mental disorders are not beautiful. There is no 'off' button. No way to turn it off, and no escape. So stop romanticizing them, and support those who cannot help having them. Because when you have a mental disorder you cannot help it.

tw: attempted suicide, suicide, self harm, eating disorders

Quote on mental health: It just occurred to me that many people are actually afraid to heal because their entire identity is centered around the trauma they’ve experienced. They have no idea who they are outside of trauma and that unknown can be terrifying. www.HealthyPlace.com

"It just occurred to me that many people are actually afraid to heal because their entire identity is centered around the trauma they’ve experienced. They have no idea who they are outside of trauma and that unknown can be terrifying.

I have been obsessing over TED talks lately. Streaming them on TV while I clean the house is my new favorite way to multitask. Here are some great TED talks for your mental health. I hope you like them!   This TED talk discusses embracing your depression can actually make your life better. I'm a...

5 TED Talks for your Mental Health

I have been obsessing over TED talks lately. Streaming them on TV while I clean the house is my new favorite way to multitask. Here are some great ones related to mental health that I recommend. I hope you like them! This TED talk discusses embracing yo

Let’s Talk About Stress Infographic / decrease stress/ anti-stress/ stress. Facts

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The anatomy of anxiety.  I think that for those who suffer with anxiety, knowing that it is a autonomous reaction is comforting.  Once you realize why you are reacting with anxiety it's easier to jump right in to retraining your response and calming that fight or flight chemical release

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People make light of these disorders, but they don't understand what they're really like (myself included)

There's a BIG difference. View "What You Say About Mental Illness vs What You Actually Mean" and more funny posts on CollegeHumor

25 Quotes about Strength #Strength #Quotes

25 Quotes about Strength

Piscine would post this because every day he was fighting to survive and every night he would think about what all happened that day and how it was tough. In the end he was known as a survivor.

I think this is important for addressing students who have (or seem to have) short attention spans. In China, mental health issues are left undiagnosed for fear that you might "lose face". I have used some of these, but I think getting the student to be proactive helps the most.

Two Awesome Visuals On ADHD for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. This is a great reminder for teachers with ADHD students that I will be sure to remember when I am a teacher.

Heart tattoo on the wrist. For the people who don’t know, this is in support of ProjectSemicolon. It’s a daily reminder to breathe/relax and love/stay positive and just keep on going while also trying to remind that everyone else is going through struggles too.

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Here’s my third tattoo! So for the people who don’t know, this is in support of . Basically it’s in support of anxiety, depression, mental health et cetera and my personal/family.

never base your life decisions on advice from people who don't have to deal with the results of your decisions.

never base your life decisions on advice from people who don't have to deal with the results of your decisions.

INFOGRAPHIC: 8 most common dual diagnosis disorders and the drugs that addicts use to alleviate or self-medicate their symptoms.

Health Infographics - Check out our infographic below to learn about the 8 most Common dual diagnosis disorders. Learn which drugs match up with each mental health disorder.

So i saw a post a few days ago about neurotypicals who say that stim/fidget toys make you *less* focused and how fucked that is and it got me thinking of an analogy. http://imaginal.tumblr.com/post/163964685471

This is my exact thinking, I just didn't have the right analogy. I hate that ppl call them "toys" because it infers it's only for fun and can't be used in any other way.

The struggle is real. Stop judging. I have depression, ocd, anxiety, and PTSD from attempting suicide. My PR it her has ADHD and anxiety from being in the foster system. Tell these things to my face and see what fucking happens

Thank you-- These are Real Brain Problems. people that don't struggle with these issues don't understand. This compilation of brain scans of patients diagnosed with various psychological problems are compared with those who don't

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