Declan - 21 - From Newcastle, UK, now at Exeter University
Romeo and Juliet: the story of an idiotic rich boy, his impressionable underage lover and a network of enablers that allow him to do whatever he feels like doing without any genuine repercussions
It’s amazing how shakespeare could so accurately portray an aspect of modern life nearly 500 years into his future
straight people on tv show: *literally have sex*
gay people on tv show: *exist*
ok.. :\ but… ok like im not homophobic… :\ im ok with gay people but why do you have to shove it in my face… :\
character: makes joke that slightly references them being bisexual
me: completely ignores the joke part and stalwartly takes it as canon indication of said character's bisexuality
me: wishes i didnt have to do that and we had more actual bi representation in media
really all you need to know about the american health care system is that there’s a popular tv series where a man turns to cooking industrial quantities of crystal meth in order to pay his hospital bills
Here’s the thing about being pro choice that people don’t get…
You don’t have to morally agree with abortion to be pro choice. That’s why it’s not called pro abortion. It’s an understanding that you can’t make that choice for someone else and they have full control over that not you. It’s pro I’m not the boss of everyone else.
This is important.
I know, my doctors all said the same things to me, one of my doctors actually took me into the city and forced me to interview random people to get over my social anxiety and it helped me immensely, I still have anxiety problems but it’s much more to do with high levels of stress now and if I’d never done that with my doctor, my first year at university would have been shit because I would have never talked to anyone. You see all this stuff on tumblr like “TaG all thE TRiggERs!!!” “Tag winnie the pooh” “tag ice cream” “tag whatever random thing i’m going to diagnose myself with a phobia of” and its all like, “stay in your room and cry, never ever go out because it’s cool to be miserable and don’t forget to hate yourself otherwise we won’t believe you’re one of the cool people.” It makes me feel ill, because its like some sort of resurgence of the horrible “Real emo’s cut themselves” thing from years ago that encouraged people to self harm to be cool and pretty much silenced the people who did it because they were ill. And apart from being really shit for people with actual mental health problems, you just know this attitude tumblr has is gunna end up with some kids ruining their lives or even ending up dead from trying to fit in because they glorify this kind of shit
Tumblr is the worst place to be with mental health problems. People on this website spread endless misinformation, perpetuate stereotypes, enable and encourage problem behaviour and thought patterns (especially avoidance), both fetishise and trivialise mental health problems, all while claiming to be trying to help people and bullying anyone who disagrees with them and/or points out why what they’re doing is wrong.
The best advice I can think to give anyone on this website with mental health problems is to leave and find a community that doesn’t treat your issues like a costume or as a path to wonderful uniqueness.