UA-46606510-1 I Am Not Crazy - We Rock Out On Mental Illness Awareness
I Am Not Crazy - Mental Illness Awareness Non Profit

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"Crazy" is not synonymous with "mentally ill"

FIGHT STIGMA 

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Here is the video that was in the article we posted about a yesterday.
This video perfectly describes what it’s like to have depression and what to do if one of your friends has depression.

In Response To Robin Williams' Death, The Most Powerful Description Of Depression I’ve Ever Heard →

An incredible description of what it’s like to have depression

Feeling suicidal? Can’t talk on phones?

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crankyskirt:

IMAlive is a live online network that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis. People need a safe place to go during moments of crisis and intense emotional pain.

https://www.imalive.org/

Holy shit this is brilliant

AMAZING. BOOST IT.

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Triggers of Psychosis and How to Manage

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Psychosis is affected by stressors:

Everyone is vulnerable to psychosis, but some people can develop it more easily than others. People who are more vulnerable to psychosis need to be aware that there are things which can reduce that vulnerability (increase resilience), and there are things they can do to make themselves more vulnerable, which we refer to as “triggers”.

Some things that can make psychosis worse (“triggers”):

  • Not sleeping

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psychosis awareness

Anonymous whispered: "I have been diagnosed with depression about a year ago. I have been suicidal on and off since 13 years old. I recently had an abortion. I feel terrible (physically, mentally, the lot). Do you have any advice, resources, anything really for coping with post-abortion feelings & depression?"

We are sorry that you are going through such a rough time.


Here are some resources for dealing with post-abortion depression:

Remember that you are not alone and that it will get better

astriferousspritekid whispered: "(2/2) These people are even more further stigmatized-even within the mental illness community. So it's important that we, including this organization, do not forget these people, and help fight the stigma against them, too. This is just my request that you also try to post more about those "scarier" and more stigmatized mental illnesses, and not just the comfortable and familiar anxiety and depression."

1. thank you for enjoying our blog!
2. Yes, you are so right!! Those “scarier” mental illnesses are a lot more stigmatized and the truth is that we should post about them more. Unfortunately, because they are more stigmatized and they are not the most common mental illnesses, there aren’t a ton of posts about them floating around tumblr. It’s harder to find posts about schizophrenia and psychosis to add to our blog and that’s sad. We will do our best to find more of these posts and create some of our own.

Thanks so much for the awesome feedback!!

astriferousspritekid whispered: "As a person with anxiety and depression, I love many of your posts here! However, it seems that you are doing what many mental health advocates are doing, and that's only posting about mental illnesses with less stigma around them-that is, depression, eating disorders, and anxiety disorders. While these disorders are stigmatized, it's also very important to not forget our siblings with "scarier" mental illnesses-the ones with schizophrenia, or psychosis, or people on the autistic spectrum. (1/2)"

response on the second part!

panerabreadelitist:

this is good reminder that if you are suffering from depression or suicidal thoughts to talk to someone and try your hardest to get help. people out there care about you

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REST IN PEACE TO ROBIN WILLIAMS

Robin Williams passed away today (Aug 11, 2014) from an apparent suicide. It is said that it takes a tragedy to remind us that anyone can have depression. Please reach out to anyone who you think may be struggling with depression and/or suicidal thoughts.

hopeful-and-depressed:

I love you guys

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namiorg:

If other illnesses were treated like depression.

SP