Anonymous asked:why wouldn't you want autism to be cured
because shockingly I am not a disease.
because shockingly I am not a disease.
"14-year-old Parkview High School Freshman, Caleb Christian was concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news. Still, he knew there were many good police officers in various communities, but had no way of figuring out which communities were highly rated and which were not.
So, together with his two older sisters: Parkview High School senior Ima Christian, and Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology sophomore, Asha Christian, they founded a mobile app development company– Pinetart Inc., under which they created a mobile app called Five-O.
Five-O, allows citizens to enter the details of every interaction with a police officer. It also allows them to rate that officer in terms of courtesy and professionalism and provides the ability to enter a short description of what transpired. These details are captured for every county in the United States. Citizen race and age information data is also captured.
Additionally, Five-O allows citizens to store the details of each encounter with law enforcement; this provides convenient access to critical information needed for legal action or commendation.”
A little table to how to get rid of all that negative self-talk. We have to learn look at the good in situations too, instead of dwelling on things we can’t change- because you know what? We may not be able to change what is happening but we CAN change how we view it!
Remember when Disney had a cute, disabled, poc mermaid?
When i was younger, one of my best friends was a deaf guyanese girl, and her fave princess was Ariel, mainly bc she related to her living without a voice (and her love of swimming)
When this episode aired, she cried and squawked and made sounds that were almost understandable… She saw herself as a mermaid, on tv, with her favourite character of all time
Representation matters, always, no matter what
I loved this episode
So much has changed in a year…in just over two weeks (16/09) it will be a year since my dad decided to take his own life. The picture of me and him was taken in egypt, i am sat in the same place as i type this post. Depression and anxiety is a big struggle that my family along with many other families around the world cope with each and everyday but it often goes unrecognised or misunderstood. Suffering with depression myself i often feel that i shouldve recognised the signs that he was feeling the way he was…but now i realise it just proves how silent the illness can be. I want to use my dad as a way of promoting awareness to depression and also to offer help to anyone who needs it, i also want to thank Alex (http://boys-and-suicide.tumblr.com/) who alerts the fact that its not only one type of person that can suffer from depression…anyone can.
Heres some facts about depression as a way of raising awareness:
- It is growing in all age groups, in virtually every community, and the growth is seen most in the young, especially teens. At the rate of increase, it will be the 2nd most disabling condition in the world by 2020, behind heart disease.
- Up to 20% of people experience symptoms of depression
- It is estimated 35 to 40 million Americans living today will suffer from depression at some time during their lives, with about half of this amount suffering from recurring depression symptoms
- About a quarter of suicides in the US are felt to be due to undiagnosed, or misdiagnosed depression
- Approximately 80% sufferers of depression are not receiving treatment
- Depression may occur in as many as 1 in 33 children and 1 in 8 teenagers in the United States. Once a child or teenage has an episode of depression, he or she has a greater than 50% chance of experiencing another episode in the next five years
Signs someone may be suffering:
- continuous low mood or sadness
- feeling hopeless and helpless
- having low self-esteem
- feeling tearful
- feeling guilt-ridden
- feeling irritable and intolerant of others
- having no motivation or interest in things
- finding it difficult to make decisions
- not getting any enjoyment out of life
- feeling anxious or worried
- having suicidal thoughts or thoughts of harming yourself
- moving or speaking more slowly than usual
- change in appetite or weight (usually decreased, but sometimes increased)
- unexplained aches and pains
- lack of energy
- changes to your menstrual cycle
- disturbed sleep (for example, finding it hard to fall asleep at night or waking up very early in the morning)
- not doing well at work
- taking part in fewer social activities and avoiding contact with friends
- neglecting your hobbies and interests
- having difficulties in your home and family life
How to ask for help:
- Support for depression can come from many sources, including doctors, mental health counselors, friends, and family members.
- Start by sharing your feelings about depression with someone close to you, such as your spouse, another family member, or a friend
- Recognize that your negative feelings are part of your depression and do not reflect the reality of your situation.
- Understand that depression is not a sign of weakness.
- Seek help from your doctor, a mental health professional, a social worker, someone in employee assistance at work, or a counselor at your school.
- Avoid the temptation to isolate yourself from the people you love and who love you.
- Ask them to listen when you need someone to talk to.
- Ask for help with chores and errands.
- Ask them to remind you to eat well, go to sleep at regular hours, and get out of the house for some exercise.
- Ask them to go for a walk, go to a movie, or just to stop by and spend some time with you.
- Ask them to help keep you away from drugs and alcohol.
- Ask them to be patient and supportive and to remind you that there is light at the end of the tunnel when you are at low points during your recovery.
- Ask them to get you to your doctor or other appointments on time. They may even be able to help you talk to the doctor and keep notes for you.
How to help someone with depression:
- Be on their side
- Give plenty of reassurance
- Give understanding and sympathy
- Offer to help
- DO NOT JUDGE
I know its not the best post but i hope it helps at least one person….anyone can inbox me if they need anything :)
I’ll reblog it for you :)
Thank you so much
Okay, this is really important.
Psychosis is so stigmatized, and most people don’t even know what it actually means. The term is so misused and I would like to correct these misunderstandings. You know, for the sake of ending stigma. :)
What psychosis isn’t:
-your temperamental ex (please don’t use the term “psychotic bitch”)
-violent people in the news
-violence/evil in general
What psychosis is:
-loss of contact with reality such as hallucinations or delusions
-a symptom in schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, and others (this is not an all-inclusive list)
Psychosis can be a terrifying thing, and it is not a danger to other people. It is more likely to pose a threat to the individual experiencing it. (For example, during a manic episode, I thought I could control vehicles and run into traffic unharmed.) Psychosis is part of a mental illness—and mental illnesses are real and valid like physical illnesses. Both require treatment and compassion.
Well that’s all I have to say for today! Bye guys ^.^
Everyone is different and the way a disorder affects one person isn’t always true for everyone. It’s best to ask.
Please tho I take meds for disorders and I promise you just treat me like a normal person cause I am :)
[text: A diagnosis of a mental illness does not have to be the end of your story.
Photo: Stephen Fry and Carrie Fisher, text: Both successful actors. Both diagnosed with bi-polar disorder.
Photo: Terry Pratchett, text: Had written over 40 books. Kept writing after his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
Photo: Abraham Lincoln, text: 16th President of the United States. Ended slavery. Suffered from recurrent depression and suicidal thoughts.
Photo: Florence Nightingale, text: Founder of modern nursing and social reformer. Heard voices, had symptoms consistent with bi-polar disorder, and accomplished most of her great works from her bed.
Photo: Dr. John Nash, text: Won the Nobel Prize for his work in mathematics. Diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Text: Never believe that you are useless. Everyone can find a place in this world.]
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