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FSI - A whole ton of languages; if you want to learn it, chances are it’s on here. These courses were developed by the US government.
Conjugator for French, Spanish, and German.
Anki - Flashcards that use spaced repetition. Great supplements for any language.
Languagetool - A great tool for proofreading what you write.
free powerpoint (prezi)
free powerpoint presentations on anything
help with presentations
colour palette (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
drawing cloth folding
avoiding drawing the same face
free drawing program (1) (2)
sai brushes (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
dont know what to draw?
draw 3D room tut
how to draw jeans
how to draw arms
drawing hair and fur
pose reference blog [its actually a blog full of references i-]
photoshop help (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
remove backgrounds from images online
brush setting ref (SAI)
how to draw curls
realistic woman body ref
contouring and highlighting
change images using blur (PS)
Interactive silk art
Interactive sand art
How to draw hair
How to draw lips
How to draw eyes
How to paint blood
How to draw clothing when it folds or wrinkles
How to paint
How to draw horses
How to Tie Dye
How to Tie Dye 2
cute yahoo answers
coping skills and distractions
draw a stickman
the thoughts room
go to a quiet place
cut something instead of yourself
let it out
self injury recovery masterpost
coping skills & distractions
make a comfort box
Anxiety Self Help Masterpost
Cute yahoo answers
The thoughts room
The quiet place
Have a hug!
Healthy alternatives masterpost
Learn a new hobby masterpost
Go somewhere new
Having a bad night
Talking about mental health
Draw something silky!
Cut something (blood tw)
Play some more cute games
Break something (loud noise)
Paint a nebula
Self injury recovery
Vent online here or here.
Have an mobile application for anxiety!
Reward yourself with kittens while you write!
How to help someone who is suicidal
Daily puppies to cheer you up
Cut Something Instead of Yourself
Let it Out
Make a Comfort Box
Get A Hug
Nice Calming Ideas/Websites
The Quiet Place
Learn to Love Yourself
Make a Mind Palace
Coping Skills & Distractions
givesmehope (cute real life stories that will make you feel better)
Self Injury Recovery Masterpost
Explain why you’re sad and send someone a nice message to cheer them up
Enter your name and get a compliment
Cut Something/Someone to Let Out Anger (blood trigger warning)
Break Something to Let Out Anger
Push a Button to Make Everything OK
Talk it Out
TED (basically gods gift)
challenge your brain
feed the hungry and up your vocabulary game
free online textbooks
final grade calculator
a whole page dedicated to studying and organising
saves and cites articles for you
have google site your sources for you
punk rock makeup
disney eye makeup
how to apply blush
6 makeup tips
what makeup complements my complexion?
what makeup suits you?
how to do your makeup with a spoon
messy bun tutorial
different ways to braid
how to fishtail
braid + bun updo
how to do pastel hair
8 ways to wear a bow
dutch braid crown
how to contour
everyday makeup routine
lipstick using crayons
eyeliner ref wow
filling in eyebrows
banana facial mask (moisturizes)
strawberry facial mask (acne prone skin)
avocado facial mask (dry skin)
yogurt facial mask (sensitive skin)
list of oils to add to your face masks
already made masterpost :*
Clothes Life Hack
Make-up With a Spoon
Easy makeup tips
15 style tips from Michael Kors
How to tuck non-skinny jeans into boots
How to roll sleeves
Quick and easy hairstyles
Many many hairstyles
How to Fill in your Eyebrows
How to Contour
Everyday Makeup Routine
Natural Beauty Remedies
Master Liquid Eyeliner
How to braid your hair
Ways to Braid your Hair
Messy Bun Tutorial
Eyeliner, Mascara, & Curl your Lashes w/ a Spoon
Special Effects Make Up How To (tw: gore)
How to do buns
Different eyeliner styles
How to apply fake lashes
How to get perfect eyebrows
How to get rid of dark circles
How to change your eye shape
A shade for every occasion
Kool-Aid lip stain
If you need a break
watch a cute ass dog lick your screen
one hundred thousand stars
lesbian movies you should definitely watch
download free books
read any book
the best masterpost ever if you’re bored
answer trivia questions and give people rice
make a giant squid pillow!
make your own acapella band
pokemon secret base
read creepy wikipedia articles
read more creepy wikipedia articles
disney lies/ urban legends (probs not real like-)
this will take you to a cool place
your online garden
sand art online
wow just open it omg
cool websites for wasting time (1, 2, 3 )
how to help someone who is suicidal
make a blanket nest
click daily to give free food to an animal shelter
2500 Japanese emoticons
gift ideas for cat lovers
make a flower crown
night vale monopoly
learn how to survive a zombie apocalypse
how to play ‘sherlock’
learn a new language!
learn london slang
take personality tests
see what its like to live on minimum wage
watch great vines
make glitter out of salt
make dip-dyed shoes
learn to read korean in 15 minutes
how to make origami
color matching game
fun sites masterpost
how to be an adult
check your postlimit
make a wand
find out if a website is safe
make a font from your handwriting
Fun Sites Masterpost
A cute little game where you play as a little ghost and can haunt people out of your house
I have no words for this other than Drake and Josh.
Play trivia and for every question you get right they give people free rice (I used to use this in school, it’s amazing)
Click a button to give free food to an animal shelter
Make your own Temporary Tattoo
Cute little games
Cute & calming games
Create your own Adventure Time princess
Make a gif of a Youtube video
Pick the right color
Games to play online/download
Tetris (and 3D tetris)
Games, games, games
Free Indie Games
Meditation tips and techniques
Yoga poses for stress
How Long to Nap
Go to a Quiet Place
The Thoughts Room
try your best. not everyone can get all As, and getting all As does not make you better than everyone else. just do the best you can and be the best person you can be.
don’t sleep in class! i know it seems so so tempting but slept my way through geography last year and i got a C in my exam instead of the expected A so…
Don’t tick off your teacher, follow the rules to an extent, get to class on time, respect your classmates and teachers. you know, just be a decent person.
be positive!!! and not just for the first week or so, keep the positivity going throughout the whole school year. if you don’t believe in yourself then why should anyone else?
“you can do it, wildcat, i believe in u” — something troy bolton said one time probably definitely
Smile and introduce yourself to people- whether you’re sitting next to them or have seen them in more than one of your classes. Everyone likes to make new friends (even if we’re too shy to do it most of the time).
Find which clubs look interesting and go to their first meetings- there’s never an obligation to join, but you might meet a lot of new friends.
Get advice from other students on if your classes/teachers are difficult and figure out which ones you’ll need to work the hardest in.
this or this. it’ll whip your ass into gear. you name a list of websites that distract you, set a timer, and bam. no more hour long study breaks. the best - or worst - part is, it can’t be undone by the application, by deleting the application, or by restarting the computer. you just gotta wait, and if you’re going to wait, you may as well study.
goals. when you sit down to study, write down everything you’re going to do. then do it. aimlessly staring at your books won’t do shit.
something to listen to. i suggest movie scores, song covers by the vitamin string quartet
a queue. if you’re really obsessed with keeping your blog up to date, set aside some time, fatten up your queue, and let your blog run itself for a few days.
breaks. during your breaks, dance, run around, work out, go for a walk, talk to your friends, call your mom. going back on the internet is an easy way to get out of the mood, so i wouldn’t suggest it.
tea and coffee - if not for the caffeine, then for the feeling of cozying up with your text books and feeling studious.
a place to study. it doesn’t matter if it’s in a coffee house, a library, or your kitchen table. as long as your bed’s not in sight and tempting you into a nap, you’re good.
your mental health is more important than your grades/school work
you are fabulous
they’re probably not even paying attention when you give a presentation
one friend is better than no friends
eat a healthy lunch
take care of yourself
please stay safe
your mental health is more important than your grades/school work
I love you
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I have to add more sources to posts i got information from, but I’m posting this now because almost everybody is in school now. If you see info from a post that is not linked, tell me and I’ll add a link to it.
i really want to cut but ive been clean for almost 50 days. what do i do?
whether the answer is yes or no, or a mix of the bothi w, anted to remind you that you’re great. here is some stuff that i thought might be helpful if you ever feel down or bored or just wanna try something new!!
it plays animal crossing music according to the time!??!
the bEST ONLINE STORE EVER
loads of cosplay help stuff!!!
list of paraphilias
different tattoo styles
gifs for begginers
easy gif tutorial for Mac
How to add transitions to gifs
Reducing the amount of color on your gif
How to make a 500px x 500px gif
Two gifs on one canvas
Multiple animations with continuous effect in one image
make a cool eyeball shirt
origami diamond things
cool ways to tie your shoelaces
wig care um??
turn mountain dew into a glowstick
reddit is the best
online photo editors~
themes (ones I like, anyway)~
recover your old themes
tags within tags
get the old Tumblr post layout
multiple lined tags
post limit info
download audio posts from Tumblr
tumblr theme help~
white follow button
moving title bar
scrollbar with image
adding a favicon
creating a custom theme
music player 1
music player 2
music player 4 haha betcha didn’t see that comin
moving the ‘follow’ and ‘dash’ buttons
create a coundown clock
fabulous sparkling cursor
online users counter
cus bby ur a firewok
moving words on tab
scroll to the top buttons
try using this
object head generator
video game name generator
colour scheme designer
make colour palette from a picture
makin ur colour scheme more interesting
creating a colour palette using MS paint
how to draw chibis
loads of art tutorials
8-bit heart popup card
heads from different angles
anatomy and rotation of the head
human anatomy for artists
speed drawing studies
arm and wing movement
box and egg/run of the stroke
a trick for arm proportions
anatomy of the waist
hands and forearms
an entire friggin blog for refs
p much every film ever
these are all fab films I have watched yes
Game of Thrones
How I Met Your Mother
The Walking Dead
The Big Bang Theory
The US President’s Secret Book
OBEs, Other Dimensions and Astral Travel
Automatic Brain: The Power of the Unconscious
Theory of Everything
Body-Soul and the Subconscious Mind
The Genius Sperm Bank
Multiple Personality Disorder
How Does Memory Work
The Signs of God’s Existence
Mind Science Kept Hidden
LSD, Magic Mushrooms and CIA Mind Control Experiments
Kim Peek: The Real Rainman
The Secret Life of Chaos
The Unknown Genius of Nikola Tesla
Conspiracy of Silence
The Dark Ages
The Life of the Buddha
Dark Fellowships: The Nazi Cult
The Da Vinci Code: The True Story
Atlantis: Lost World (History Channel)
Abraham Lincoln Biography (History Channel)
Genocide: Worse Than War
Atlantis: The Lost Continent
Physics: 100 Greatest Discoveries
Mermaids: The Body Found
The Truth of Troy (BBC)
The Universe: Beyond the Big Bang
To Infinity and Beyond
Pearl Harbor: The Untold Story
Biography: Albert Einstein
Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War”
What Are Dreams?
The Real Count Dracula
Serial Killers: The Real Silence of the Lambs
Mein Kampf: The Story of Adolf Hitler
Secrets of Egypt: Cleopatra
Lord of the Rings: Facts Behind the Fiction
Book of Secrets: Freemasons
Who’s Afraid of a Big Black Hole?
The Real Eve
The Secret You
The Surprising History of Sex and Love
The Missing Secrets of Nikola Tesla
The Revelation of the Pyramids
Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy
The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela
The Genius of Beethoven
The Ghost in Your Genes
The Hunt for the Higgs
Van Gogh: Painted With Words (BBC)
Albert Einstein: How I See the World (PBS)
Around the World in 90 Minutes
Da Vinci: The Lost Treasure (BBC)
Darwin’s Darkest Hour
Do You Want to Live Forever
Einstein’s Biggest Blunder
Faster Than the Speed of Light
Fractals: The Colors of Infinity
History of the World in Two Hours
How Does the Brain Work?
Impressionism: Revenge of the Nice
Miracle Cure? A Decade of Human Genome
Newton’s Dark Secrets
Nice Guys Finish First
FILMS: 500 Days of Summer, Alice In Wonderland, Avengers, The Amazing Spiderman, Avatar, A Walk To Remember, Batman, Black Swan, Clueless, Easy A, Grease, Harry Potter, Hercules, High School Musical, Iron Man, Mean Girls, Mulan, Pirates of The Caribbean, Sherlock Holmes, Star Trek, Tangled, The Hobbit, The Hunger Games, The Lord Of The Rings, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Titanic, Twilight Saga, UP, X-Men.
TV SHOWS:American Horror Story, Arrow, Awkward, Bones, Dexter, Doctor Who, Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Modern Family, My Mad Fat Diary, Nashville, New Girl, Once Upon A Time, Pretty Little Liars, Revenge, Supernatural, Teen Wolf, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, Wizards Of Waverly Place.
excuse my shitty edit, but i’ve decided to put together all the links into one place that i’ve found that i want to reference, mainly writing and food. (will be adding more constantly) (updated: 1/26/16)
So lately I’ve seen a lot of people on my dash down and so I decided to update this list with the hope of helping someone feeling down. So:
here are some photos that will hopefully also help :)
and here is a list of people you can always talk to :]
here are some calming posts
here are some hotlines
here are some cute animals
here are some distractions
here are some funny posts
here is the page that i will keep updating
here is my ask box if you need anything
To help you relax/calm down:
Do nothing for 2 minutes / The dawn room / To help you calm down / Things to help you relax / calm sounds / Pop balloons / The quiet place / A calm place /search up calm noises / calm tune / how to nap / how to make a comfort box /emotional baggage check / rainy mood / bouncy balls / calming manatees /Neon flames / weave a silk / create a sound / nature sounds / explore the sky /make it rain / cloud flow / imagine / yoga / take a long nap / sea cam / storm sound / ocean waves / make a calm jar / virtual piano / any noises / self soothing / self soothing techniques / meditate / easy meditations / guided meditation / lucid dreaming yoga / breathing exercises / how to calm down / helpful tips / 3 practices / how to calm anxiety / 3 breathing exercises / 6 breathing exercises / yoga bunny / meditation for beginners / about meditation / yoga video / yoga routine / yoga to make you happy / guided meditation / meditation tips / belly breathing / muscle relaxation / bouncy balls / grow some flowers / tangle things / make your own spacey wavey thing / explore the universe / 10 relaxing games / paint / bloob
self harm alternatives / fatal to the flesh *trigger warning* / alternatives / letting it out / for when you’re feeling angry / instead of cutting / feeling down /
help phone / imalive / 7 cups of tea / The comfort spot / blah therapy / worldwide hotlines / survivors of suicide / different hotlines / mental disorders explained /hotlines / online help/ resources / us & uk hotlines /give/get comfort
understanding mental disorders, info, and coping:
invisable disabilities / types of anxiety disorders / what is a panic disorder / panic disorders & agoraphobia /coping with an anxiety attack / helping someone with an anxiety attack / what not to say to someone having an anxiety attack / what a obsessive compulsive disorder / more on ocd / coping with ocd / living with someone who has ocd / whats ptsd / coping with post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) / understanding ptsd / what is a social anxiety disorder / coping with social anxiety / how worrying effects the body / ptsd explained / ptsd and dissociation / what anxiety thought are like / coping with triggers / managing stress / living with anxiety /explanation of anxiety and tips for dealing / understanding your own feelings /
animal images / animal videos / games / cute animals / kitty cam / calming manatee / puppy / movies / more games / plant some flowers / play with a pet / sleeping dogs / animals vs mirrors / ipet companion / cat bounce /
places to see / help someone else / watch a movie / distractions & coping skills / inspirational stories / learn new things / weave a silk / when youre bored or sad / music thing/ lucid dreaming/ learn guitar / learn a new language / creepy websites / the color game / make a mind palace / explore the world / musical sea creature /babies experiencing things / 7 day positive challenge/ beautiful nature / draw a nebula / suger cookies recipe /100 things to do / anasomnia / 100+ games / make your own font / travel withought moving / play with a pet /sonic bubbles / useless websites / explore the universe / animals playing dead / recipe masterpost / recipe resources / fandom recipes / 10 relaxing games / paint / create picasso heads /
To help yourself:
get motivated / how to love yourself / how to care for injuries / how to take care of a burn / how to stop bleeding / how to handle an overdose / natural antidepressants / how to fade/cover scars / what to do when someone sees your scars / how to change your life / self injury guidence / positivity / make a comfort box / self injury recovery / reasons to stay alive / how to be alone /advice / self-care / confidence / how to take care of yourself / addiction recovery / coping skills / easy meditations / guided meditation / lucid dreaming yoga / breathing exercises / anasomnia / social anxiety test / how to boost your confidence / motivating video /not having a good day? / thought diary / coping with triggers / managing stress / distractions / grounding techniques / more grounding techniques / even more ground techniques / mindfulness / mood diary / help guide / work outs / recovery tips / taking care of yourself / be positive
things that will hopefully make you happier:
get compliments / make everything okay / get hugs / feeling okay? / hope /feeling bored / reasons to smile / kitty cam / partied out balloon / reasons to stay alive / feeling down? / self soothing / self soothing techniques / yoga to make you happy / not having a good day? / more compliments / things to remember /plant some flowers / play with a pet / get morivated / you deserve to live // bat dad vine //
don’t be down / happy, happy, happy / cheer up!! / feeling down? /upbeat / for when you’re feeling sad.. / be happy! / songs to listen to when you are feeling sad. / anxiety/panic attacks / dashboard session / nostalgic. / it’s okay, not be okay. / anxiety’s lullaby / don’t be sad / songs that make you feel better / hey man, it’ll be okay. / note to self. / forget about it / baby don’t cut / note to self. // good feelings / close your eyes /exhaustion / breathe /
acts of kindness:
/ free hugs experiment / tipping servers $200 / little acts of kindness / 21 acts of kindness / paying for peoples groceries / givesmehope
if anyone knows the source of the picture please let me know so I can give them the credit
I really admire your qualities and I learn a lot from reading your blog. I was wondering if you could give me any advice on taking care of myself since I've been dealing with my usual anxiety as well as depression recently. I have support but I still often feel very alone and I wanted to ask you about some things I could do to feel more secure when I'm down. Thanks for teaching me so much :) all the best
This isn’t mine, but it’s the best response I’ve seen and you can find it here (x)
So, since I deal with anxiety a lot, and occasionally depression, and am prone to anxiety attacks; as well as having a lot of friends who struggle with anxiety, depression, and anxiety and panic attacks; I’ve been very interested in various relaxation/stress relief methods. Now, obviously, the most effective things are finding a good therapist and maybe discussing prescription medications, but not everyone has access to that, or perhaps the situation doesn’t require it right that second, and then it’s useful to have some alternative methods.
I’ve seen a lot of posts on tumblr with links to various calming sites, and while some I really like, some don’t help me personally so much. Plus I’ve found other sites elsewhere around the web that also help that I haven’t seen here yet. So I thought it wouldn’t hurt to post my personal list.
The more I’ve worked on this, too, the more it’s become a masterpost for all kinds of helpful websites for understanding and coping with anxiety and depression. So, the sites near the top are more for immediate stress relief, while the sites near the bottom are more for long-term mental health care. I hope this is helpful for somebody. ^__^
Nature Sounds For Me - I know rainymood.com is pretty popular right now, but I just found this site and I think I like it better. It lets you mix your own set of up to 4 ambient tracks of nature and other calming sounds, and lets you adjust volumes and frequencies for them, and then they just keep playing nonstop. I have one going right now that’s rain, thunder, wind through leaves, and crickets.
AudioEntrainment - In case you don’t know what they are, isochronic tones and binaural beats are ambient sounds with specific frequencies/pulse rates that are meant to coax your brain rhythms into syncing up and inducing different energy states. From what I’ve read, I believe they have been shown in studies to help with relaxation, meditation, and sleep at the very least, though some claim to do everything from help you quit smoking to astral projection. If nothing else, it’s nice white noise. Here’s one that’s specifically designed for anxiety and depression.
Top 10 Most Relaxing Songs - If you aren’t on a site or video with included music, this article has links to youtube videos for 10 songs that studies have concluded to be the most relaxing.
Stress Analyst - A site designed to help talk you down from a stressful experience.
Player 2 - This site helps talk you through conflicts with other people.
The Thoughts Room - If the above two sites don’t provide what you’re looking for, this site is a place to just pour out all the things you’re thinking and want to say but feel like you can’t or shouldn’t.
Calm.com - Guided relaxation sessions up to 20 minutes with nature sounds and calming graphics.
MoodGym - Haven’t tried this myself, but it’s supposed to be an interactive site with various ‘modules’ to help with depression and anxiety.
The Nicest Place On The Internet - A website full of people giving you hugs! I know it’s not actual physical hugs, but it never fails to make me smile and feel warm and fuzzy inside.
Calming Manatee - The most heartwarming place for comforting and encouraging words.
Self-Help Anxiety Management - This is a smartphone app to help track your anxiety over time, identify stressful situations, and manage your anxiety. I haven’t used it much yet, but I just downloaded it. It’s available on both droids and iphones.
I also like to employ aromatherapy candles and diffusers, and calming herbal teas when they’re available. Those would likely require their own masterpost, however, and aren’t always available to someone in need of immediate calming, so they’re not on this list. If/when I get a post about those made, though, I’ll link it here.
Silk - An interactive art site that is very meditative. Reminds me of those posts about how drawing the infinity/figure eight or watching fish swim is a therapeutic technique. It also has lovely music.
If these aren’t doing it for you, check out some of the suggestions in the Additional Resources links, such as making a glitter jar, cooking comfort food, doing crafts or art projects, taking a walk, etc. I also enjoy distracting myself by researching and reading about topics that interest me and/or making pointless lists of things (TV shows I like, game mods I’d like to download, ingredients for recipes, etc.).
Psychologists vs. Psychiatrists - Understanding the difference between these two types of mental health professionals. From personal experience, I would advise seeking out a psychologist over a psychiatrist for talking through stressful situations, but a psychiatrist over a family or personal doctor for obtaining and monitoring prescriptions. It is perfectly alright to have more than one doctor helping you, as well, since different doctors have different specialties. (I have both a psychologist and a psychiatrist for my anxiety)
In general, remember that mental illness is a legitimate illness, their feelings are real, even if they don’t always show, and they can’t just ‘get over it’ and many cannot be ‘cured’ or ‘fixed’. If they are exhibiting self-destructive behavior, remember that it’s a coping mechanism for underlying stressors. Focus on what is causing them to feel like they need this behavior, not the behavior itself. Listen to what they say they are feeling and take it at face value, don’t dismiss or devalue their emotions. Emotions may be irrational, but they are never ‘wrong’. People with mental illnesses are human beings, are not broken, and deserve respect and love.
Hope this helps! Let me know if you ever need to talk. <3