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Jill | ♀ | 18 | Pterodactyl | Cosplayer
Chicagoland Area cosplayer who eats a lot, speaks almost exclusively in hashtags and is probably actually an eight year old. Plans on attending: Anime Milwaukee 2k15, C2E2 2k15, ACen 2k15, A-Kon 2k15, and Anime Midwest 2k15.
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Why Self-Diagnosis Isn’t All That Great



Okay, so I’ve seen a shit ton of posts on this goddamn site about how if you don’t like self-diagnosis than you’re a horrible person, and I’m here to tell you that that’s stupid. First point: a lot of people are uneducated on diseases and mental health problems. Some people who are self-diagnosed do not actually have whatever ailment they say they do. The bottom line is that doctors have gone through years of schooling and some of these people have seen a post on a website or two, which is not as credible as a medical degree. If you have symptoms of an issue, you don’t always have the issue. If you think you are ill, seek medical assistance, if you think you have a mental disorder, try to get a professional opinion. The problem here arises that some people cannot acquire medical aid, which is one of the main points of the pro-self-diagnosis groups. The thing is, we need to change our system. If health care was free to everyone, this dumb ass discussion wouldn’t be happening. You obviously can’t tell if you have a disease if you haven’t seen someone who is qualified. You can’t get more help, like prescription medication unless you’ve seen someone. You can, however be admitted into a mental hospital, and please, if you feel you need it, please go to one.

TLDR: self-diagnosis is unreliable and to be a better society, we need one where people can receive free medical/psychiatric care whenever they need it

Sincerely, someone with severe anxiety and depression

I bolded what I think y’all need to see, too. As someone who’s been in and out and in and out, I can speak from personal experience that the staff knows that more than half of the people who get admitted aren’t going to pay for their medical bills, and that it’s okay. They want to make sure you’re going to be okay and that you’re getting the help you need, first and foremost. I can’t emphasize this enough. If you thought you had symptoms of diabetes, would you still try to take care of that yourself? Do you think diabetes is manageable outside of seeing an actual doctor? If you answered no to those questions, and think you have real, serious symptoms of anxiety and depression, you need to see a doctor.

So we’re just going to turn this into a masterpost.

And in the meantime, some things you can start doing now are

  • Stop Using Pejorative Language
    - Using words such as “crazy,” “psycho,” or “loony bin” not only shames people who might be listening, but it also creates a distance between themselves and something that could potentially help them. When you catch yourself calling yourself or someone else crazy, stop yourself. At the very least, it might clue you in to how you are behaving.
  • Keep a Journal
    - Sometimes, people have very short memories when it comes to their mental health. They may have a good idea, and in some ways, they simply forget that they ever have bad ones. It is a perilous see-saw. They do not get help when they are upset because they lack the willpower or motivation, but when they are feeling happy, they don’t get help because they’re convinced that they will always be happy. Keeping a journal that tracks your moods can help you establish patterns that will help you understand what is going on. Also, a journal is a great thing to give to a mental health professional, as it shows where you have been and what you have been going through.
  • Here are some very basic steps to life wellness awareness
  • Set Limits
    - Some people feel that they will be completely helpless when they are dealing with a counselor. The truth of the matter is that unless you are speaking of doing something illegal or you are going to harm yourself, a mental health professional cannot detain you in any way, nor can they force treatment on you. If you do not want to be on medication, you can set that as a limit, and if there are some things which disturb you or upset you, you can set limits there too. Mental health professionals should always encourage good boundaries.

Please. Get help. You owe yourself that much.

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So in love with ALL of this from Girl Code’s race episode

Want to work on your own racial biases? Check out our racial bias cleanse.

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if your boyfriend is your best friend, you’re doing it right.

if your boyfriend is your only friend, you’re doing it wrong.


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Rushed to scribble after watching the final ep! pouring out feelings

Otsukare Free!ES!!  ( nஇωஇ n) Thank you for the best summer Wednesdays! Now begins our ETERNAL SUMMER. 

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