thespoontheory
depressioncomix:

thatdarkpooch:

depressioncomix:

ellejohara:

I took this online screening for depression recently posted by depressioncomix and this was my result.
"You are not alone." Yeah, I’m gonna call bullshit on that one. You know what happens when a trans person (which I am) calls a depression hotline? They get hung up on.
The only time when people actually care about depression is when famous people die from it and it winds up in the news cycle for 72 hours. The rest of the time it’s like “Dep… derp… uhhh… What’s on telly right now?”
Yes. I am alone. Don’t try and placate me with fuckery like “you’re not alone” or the insidious “it gets better”. It doesn’t get better. The world has taught me that if I can’t resolve my depression entirely on my own, then I must simply be doing it for attention. The world has taught me that victims of suicide are selfish motherfuckers who only care about ending their own pain rather than enduring crippling despair so that others can enjoy their presence and not have to think about depression and death and stuff.
Depression is treated like an imaginary disease that prima donnas pretend to have in order to get attention and affection. I generally don’t talk about my depression because nobody gives a shit. How many times does a depressed person have to ask for help (only to get blown off or told “it gets better” by someone) before they finally say “fuck this shit” and off themselves? Others want depressed people to stop talking about depression and/or simply go away. “You’re always such a downer, man. No wonder nobody ever wants to hang out with you.”
No one gives a shit. They just want me to take a pill and stop being such a bummer all the time. So I just quietly deal with being in a perpetual state of “meh” because that’s the hand I got dealt in life. Whee.
That is, until I see shit like “you are not alone” or “it gets better”. Don’t make me smack you.

There are services out there, run by volunteers, who are willing and waiting to hear from you. Please try Seven Cups of Tea, I have heard very good things about them. If they, like the other services you say don’t help, refuse to help you because of being trans, then please let me know and I will stop recommending them.
http://www.7cupsoftea.com/

I am another transgender person who has experienced all of this. When I told my counsellor that I feel a majority of my depression would get better with surgery I was told that I shouldn’t focus on surgery and it’s not an instant fix-it. I went on to ask them if they had ever experienced gender dysphoria and they said no, to which I answered “then you don’t know just how important having access to surgery and hormones is then” and never went back.Now i’m being seen by the psychiatric emergency services every 2wks and they don’t get it either. I’ve asked for help, i’ve actively sought help, to be told ‘it gets better’ and to ‘stop putting so much importance on transitioning’. I swear to god another person says that to me and i’ll smack them too. Then when I tried to end it all, the hospital psychiatrist misgenders me repeatedly despite me telling her i’m not a woman and it saying male on my files, and then said the same things that I keep getting “stop putting so much importance on transitioning, it’s not life or death”.
But it is life or death for some of us. To me and to many others I know, life isn’t going to start getting better until we’ve transitioned to a point where we’ll be happy but some of us; including myself; can’t access any of those because apparently our depression and suicidal thoughts are too prominent in our lives and they feel it’s not a smart move for any medical professional to make. Which then pushes us to more extreme methods of getting the help we need. I’ve lost friends and family because of the effects of depression, and now I have to hide it to keep those who have stuck around.
Like many trans people before us, we’ll try every outlet we can and when one works, we’ll tell everyone that it does. 7 Cups of Tea has worked for me in the past however some of the people you get don’t understand the importance of transitioning but they are not transphobic. I’d say give them a go if you haven’t :)

If anyone has safe places or contacts for trans people please let me know so I can put them up on the site. Trans people are one on the greatest risk groups for depression and suicide and I’d love to be able to point people in need of help in the right direction. I’m kind of flabberghasted that there are people in the mental health profession who don’t have the tools or the understanding to help, but the horror stories are there.

depressioncomix:

thatdarkpooch:

depressioncomix:

ellejohara:

I took this online screening for depression recently posted by depressioncomix and this was my result.

"You are not alone." Yeah, I’m gonna call bullshit on that one. You know what happens when a trans person (which I am) calls a depression hotline? They get hung up on.

The only time when people actually care about depression is when famous people die from it and it winds up in the news cycle for 72 hours. The rest of the time it’s like “Dep… derp… uhhh… What’s on telly right now?”

Yes. I am alone. Don’t try and placate me with fuckery like “you’re not alone” or the insidious “it gets better”. It doesn’t get better. The world has taught me that if I can’t resolve my depression entirely on my own, then I must simply be doing it for attention. The world has taught me that victims of suicide are selfish motherfuckers who only care about ending their own pain rather than enduring crippling despair so that others can enjoy their presence and not have to think about depression and death and stuff.

Depression is treated like an imaginary disease that prima donnas pretend to have in order to get attention and affection. I generally don’t talk about my depression because nobody gives a shit. How many times does a depressed person have to ask for help (only to get blown off or told “it gets better” by someone) before they finally say “fuck this shit” and off themselves? Others want depressed people to stop talking about depression and/or simply go away. “You’re always such a downer, man. No wonder nobody ever wants to hang out with you.”

No one gives a shit. They just want me to take a pill and stop being such a bummer all the time. So I just quietly deal with being in a perpetual state of “meh” because that’s the hand I got dealt in life. Whee.

That is, until I see shit like “you are not alone” or “it gets better”. Don’t make me smack you.

There are services out there, run by volunteers, who are willing and waiting to hear from you. Please try Seven Cups of Tea, I have heard very good things about them. If they, like the other services you say don’t help, refuse to help you because of being trans, then please let me know and I will stop recommending them.

http://www.7cupsoftea.com/

I am another transgender person who has experienced all of this. When I told my counsellor that I feel a majority of my depression would get better with surgery I was told that I shouldn’t focus on surgery and it’s not an instant fix-it. I went on to ask them if they had ever experienced gender dysphoria and they said no, to which I answered “then you don’t know just how important having access to surgery and hormones is then” and never went back.

Now i’m being seen by the psychiatric emergency services every 2wks and they don’t get it either. I’ve asked for help, i’ve actively sought help, to be told ‘it gets better’ and to ‘stop putting so much importance on transitioning’. I swear to god another person says that to me and i’ll smack them too. Then when I tried to end it all, the hospital psychiatrist misgenders me repeatedly despite me telling her i’m not a woman and it saying male on my files, and then said the same things that I keep getting “stop putting so much importance on transitioning, it’s not life or death”.

But it is life or death for some of us. To me and to many others I know, life isn’t going to start getting better until we’ve transitioned to a point where we’ll be happy but some of us; including myself; can’t access any of those because apparently our depression and suicidal thoughts are too prominent in our lives and they feel it’s not a smart move for any medical professional to make. Which then pushes us to more extreme methods of getting the help we need. I’ve lost friends and family because of the effects of depression, and now I have to hide it to keep those who have stuck around.

Like many trans people before us, we’ll try every outlet we can and when one works, we’ll tell everyone that it does. 7 Cups of Tea has worked for me in the past however some of the people you get don’t understand the importance of transitioning but they are not transphobic. I’d say give them a go if you haven’t :)

If anyone has safe places or contacts for trans people please let me know so I can put them up on the site. Trans people are one on the greatest risk groups for depression and suicide and I’d love to be able to point people in need of help in the right direction. I’m kind of flabberghasted that there are people in the mental health profession who don’t have the tools or the understanding to help, but the horror stories are there.

takingbackourculture
Why do white people own so many pets?
Because we’re not allowed to own people anymore.
*****
What is the scariest thing about a white person in prison?
You know he did it.
*****
how many Chicago cops does it take to change a light bulb? None, they just beat the room for being black.”
*****
A good looking 50 year old white man is trying to get laid on reality TV. What show are you watching?
To catch a predator.
*****
Why do white girls travel in groups of three or five?
They can’t even
*****
What do you call 64 white people in a room? A full blooded Cherokee.

from various reddit threads

at dinner last night, a coworker was talking about hanging out with his white friends and getting fed up with the racist jokes, and asked them to tell a white people joke.  nobody had any, so he googled and found these. after a few of them, people were a lot less comfortable.

white folks, next time you hear a racist joke, maybe lead with one of these in response.  tag this “I’m white” when you reblog it, if you are.

(via cuterpillar)

nerdy-sapphic-witch

interrobangphan:

hiimcastieltheweepingangel:

mujertropical:

donnaluna:

shmoke-what:

oliviatheelf:

too-kawaii-to-die:

I don’t care what kind of blog I have I will blog this no matter what.

"Craving sensation: feeling unreal" was such a huge part of the beginning of my relapse. I was convinced that people in front of me didn’t even exist and I kept touching things and trying to feel sensation. I’m reblogging because I know that that was so horrifying for me and I never want anyone else to go through it. 

In case someone needs to see this

Just in case this can help someone. Some suggestions also seem harmful (eating a hot pepper really hurts!!!) but steps to feeling better and not self harming is most important. Sending you love and light

STOP SCROLLING! Please reblog this vitally important information because at least one of your followers is self-harming. Thank you!

I need this

I’ve used some of these and they really do help! Reblogging forever simply because this could help save someone

blackfeminism

autisticadvocacy:

sanityscraps:

Fun fact about American health care: if I ever need an organ transplant, I’ll somehow have to hide my autism, depression, and anxiety from the doctors, or else I’ll be disqualified under ideas about quality of life. It’s really great to know how valued…

blackfeminism

cultofkimber:

cayacayadeenyall:

cultofkimber:

quantumfemme:

seekingwillow:

priceofliberty:

salon:

Is this a human rights violation?

They’re being forced to risk their lives, so yeah I would say this is a violation of their right to life.

___

Everytime I look around, the US Govt, or some part there-of on  State or National level; is finding a way to reintroduce slavery.

Fucking hell. The prison industrial complex finds new ways to shock, revile and disgust every day.

This isn’t “a way to reintroduce slavery,” though. The 13th Amendment, which ended slavery, was very precisely written:

"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

This is why black people make up 14% of the US population and 40% of the prison population and why Native Americans make up less than 1% of the US population but 2% of the prison population.

This isnt slavery. These are people who commit crimes like murder and child molestation that are being punished for there actions through physical labor. God forbid they do something other than sit on their asses all day in jail.

Literally nothing you just said is based in fact. 

The men fighting these fires are all low-level offenders, primarily with charges for drugs, robbery, and other non-violent offenses (and, fyi, non-violent offenses are what 50% of state prisoners and about 90% of federal prisoners are incarcerated for). US prison has largely been a privatized, for-profit industry since the 1980s. Law changes like mandatory minimums for low-level crime have ensured that the incarceration rate has done nothing but skyrocket because private prisons need a steady flow of inmates to turn profit and our government is contractually obligated to provide that steady flow. Hell, drug-related charges account for over half of that rise of rate. Marginalized groups are targeted disproportionately for incarceration through systemic poverty, inaccessible education, social instability, etc (all which increase risk of drug abuse and other criminal behavior), racial profiling by LEOs, and by being given much harsher sentences than more privileged counterparts. And that’s without even touching on wrongful conviction rates, which are about 6% for violent crimes and estimated to be much higher with lesser offenses. 

And criminals are sent to prison as punishment, not for punishment. The confinement and denial of personal agency is the punishment. And prison is meant to serve two purposes: punishment and rehabilitation. Prison work programs are about neither—they exist primarily to defray costs of housing inmates (and, thus, increase profits for private prisons). And bondage, subjugation, and forced labor for other’s financial gain is practically the textbook definition of slavery, so idk what to tell you. There are lots of ways to keep prisoners from “sitting on their asses all day” that don’t involve treating these men and women as unworthy of humane treatment, empathy, and compassion. Hell, work programs are even a really viable option for that when approached with the right intentions.   

Seriously, I really urge you to do some reading about mass incarceration, racial disparities in incarceration, the privatization of the prison industry, etc. if you’re going to have an opinion on this stuff because ignorance isn’t a good look on anyone. 

blackfeminism

jessehimself:

So, I went to Ferguson for a few days and agreed to share my observations with this outlet. They ran this piece:
Nowhere in the conversation did I “blast” police….
nerdy-sapphic-witch

embracing-the-shadow:

feminism5ever:

PSA to all activists: 

Please stop using ableist slurs to combat oppression.

Here are some better words that describe oppressors without bringing down the disabled community: narrow-minded, naive, unsympathetic, ridiculous, disgusting, ignorant, irrational, pathetic, repugnant, thoughtless, unjust. (And of course: racist, misogynist, transphobic, homophobic.)

YES THIS PLEASE

nerdy-sapphic-witch
matt112830:

sharplydressedtentacles:

banesidhe:

calming-tea:

samrgarrett:

outofthecavern:

opiatevampire:

theworldisconfused:

In addition to essentially inventing the computer, Alan Turing also broke the German Enigma Code during World War II which paved the way for the D-Day invasion. The man was a hyper-genius. I’ve read descriptions of his work by mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose. He’s been a hero of mine ever since.
The level of thought required to come up with the stuff he came up with is totally beyond my comprehension. I actually did not even know about his orientation until much later. He was prosecuted and ordered to undergo chemical castration. Soon thereafter, he committed suicide by eating a cyanide-laced apple.

The government forced him to take estrogen as a punishment (or “cure”?). He began to develop breasts and other side effects.
He committed suicide by biting into a cyanide laced apple. This is supposedly the inspiration for the name/logo of Apple computers.

omfg
omfg
and old Apple computers
the apple was a rainbow 







Reblogging again because more people need to know about Turing dammit.

Whoa…

matt112830:

sharplydressedtentacles:

banesidhe:

calming-tea:

samrgarrett:

outofthecavern:

opiatevampire:

theworldisconfused:

In addition to essentially inventing the computer, Alan Turing also broke the German Enigma Code during World War II which paved the way for the D-Day invasion. The man was a hyper-genius. I’ve read descriptions of his work by mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose. He’s been a hero of mine ever since.

The level of thought required to come up with the stuff he came up with is totally beyond my comprehension. I actually did not even know about his orientation until much later. He was prosecuted and ordered to undergo chemical castration. Soon thereafter, he committed suicide by eating a cyanide-laced apple.

The government forced him to take estrogen as a punishment (or “cure”?). He began to develop breasts and other side effects.

He committed suicide by biting into a cyanide laced apple. This is supposedly the inspiration for the name/logo of Apple computers.

omfg

omfg

and old Apple computers

the apple was a rainbow 

image

image

image

Reblogging again because more people need to know about Turing dammit.

Whoa…

blackfeminism

vaporware-femme:

stimmyabby:

people complain about people “faking disabilities”
you know what happens way more often than people faking disabilities?
people pretending not to be disabled so they won’t get treated like shit

so they won’t lose their jobs

their relationships

so they…