And that’s the most frustrating thing about depression. It isn’t always something you can fight back against with hope. It isn’t even something — it’s nothing. And you can’t combat nothing. You can’t fill it up. You can’t cover it. It’s just there, pulling the meaning out of everything. That being the case, all the hopeful, proactive solutions start to sound completely insane in contrast to the scope of the problem.
It would be like having a bunch of dead fish, but no one around you will acknowledge that the fish are dead. Instead, they offer to help you look for the fish or try to help you figure out why they disappeared. (x)
You know when you read something that’s so accurate that you don’t know how to words? Yeah.
isn’t really a game, isn’t fun, and may not make you feel very good, if you happen to be depressed. It is, however, a pretty solid depiction of the disease. If you have friends and family who don’t “get” depression, but are somehow also nice enough to let you take up their precious time explaining it, ask them to spend a good 20 or 30 minutes playing Depression Quest.
I JUST BEAT FAKE DEPRESSION. Real depression? Haha, not a chance. But I’m good with fake depression because I’ve been in psych long enough that I know all the things you’re *supposed* to do.
i feel like this game is a creepy-accurate depiction of my life except i’m single, an only child and i live with my mom. the feelings and internal monologue are the same though.
A new study by George Mason University finds women who identify as bisexual are more likely to struggle with stress and depression than women who identify as gay or straight .
The study also found that bisexual men and women were more likely to abuse alcohol. The likelihood of alcohol abuse dropped for bisexual men as they got older, but stayed the same for bisexual women.
The bisexual participants said that they felt “invisible”.
“There tends to be this expectation or standard that a person picks one sexual identity and sticks with it. I think there’s a lot of misunderstanding about bisexuals. I think their risk has a lot more to do with stigma,” says lead researcher Lisa Lindly.
I really don’t know what to make of this. If this is true, that’s pretty upsetting.