consumer mentality

You’re allowed to turn off Anon, or all asks

You’re allowed to block the people you see spreading nothing but negativity and hate in tags you browse to be happy

You don’t need to let these people be in your life

Take steps to create a safe and healthy enviroment for yourself. 

You can’t change people who negatively affect you, but you can take away their platform in your life.

Although it’s really fucked up that WWE made AJ have a “crazy chick” character knowing about her bipolar disorder. I’m glad that she was able to make something good out of that.

She didn’t let her mental illness consume her. She embraced it and made it into something inspirational. She’s so brave for opening up about her struggles with her mental illness. That makes me respect her so much more.

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It was painful sometimes. Sometimes they encouraged me to talk about things that made me cry so hard I couldn’t breath. Sometimes they told me stories about their lives I really wished werent true. Human connection is often painful but so so powerful. And I cannot think of one thing more important than it. But I’ve never been one to stick with what’s comfortable so I moved away from my lovely community to a small mountain town. I have met people and I have built relationships. Something is missing. Is it the obsession with their phones? The obsession with their outdoor recreation and showing off how much they do and see? Am I shutting myself off? I truly don’t know. But I have been asked “what hikes have you been on?” more than I have been asked genuinely how I am adjusting to a new life. I get that superficial conversation is less time and mentally consuming. But this has become the loneliest feeling.

Please be mindful of others. Listen to them. Ask them questions about their life. Don’t zone out the second they start telling a story. Don’t fucking look at your phone when you’re suppose to be having a conversation. Make eye contact. Follow up! Be the one who is always asking to hang out. Ask a new coworker how they are adjusting to the job. Get to know your friends depression. Don’t try to make yourself seem better or more experienced. And do NOT be afraid of asking people questions you think will be hard/emotional for them to answer. People appreciate other people’s care. Be a safe space.

no but real talk for a second, rip ed nygma from season 1, the smol nerd who was compelled to tell riddles and couldn’t string a sentence together or look people in the eye and was socially awkward and autistically coded and who had a complete psychotic break and started hearing voices and seeing things and breaking from reality but didn’t know how to tell anyone because he was afraid they would think he was crazy so he just suffered alone until his mental illness consumed him

most air signs kind of give that doe eyed, flaky impression, like they are away with the fairies… you dont realise their intelligence until you get them really talking
i heard a saying once and it said ‘the cleverest people know how to hide their cleverness’… i think this is true for air, they are not hard to reach, totally mentally consumed academics who can only recycle fact, they are easy to relate to and socially intelligent, they know how to share insights and knowledge on a human level

Signs as things Courtney Love has said
  • Aries: I want every girl in the world to pick up a guitar and start screaming
  • Taurus: if you treat a girl like a dog, she's gonna piss on you
  • Gemini: I used to do drugs, but don't tell anyone or it will ruin my image
  • Cancer: I'm a survivor, at least that's what everyone tells me
  • Leo: I'm not a woman, I'm a force of nature
  • Virgo: Don't destroy yourself to get the football captain. Be the football captain
  • Libra: I don't need plastic in my body to validate me as a woman
  • Scorpio: I like to behave in an extremely normal, wholesome manner for the most part in my daily life. Even if I'm mentally consumed with sick visions of violence, terror, sex and death
  • Sagittarius: I found my inner bitch and ran with her
  • Capricorn: being offended is part of being in the real world
  • Aquarius: only dumb people are happy
  • Pisces: I lie a lot but never in my lyrics

FREE HORTICULTURAL THERAPY FOR STUDENTS LIVING WITH MENTAL HEALTH STRESS IN TORONTO

RyeACCESS and the Good Food Centre are holding a free community gardening and outdoorsy support group this summer at Ryerson University! 

Who we are: RyeACCESS is the equity centre for students with disabilities at Ryerson, challenging ableism, sanism, and audism on campus. The Good Food Centre works to reduce the impacts of food insecurity for all Ryerson community members.

What the program offers: Gardening, creative arts, meditation, discussions, and workshops depending on what participants want.

Who can participate: Any Toronto student who lives with mental health stress. We recognize the following terms: mad, consumer/survivor/user, mentally ill, crazy, neurodivergent, brainweird, and other similar terms.

What students will get: a place to de-stress, connect with each other and resources, learn skills, and chill out. Meals and TTC tokens will be provided.

Our first session is this Saturday. We will be developing community guidelines for a safer space together. All locations will be wheelchair-accessible and sober scent-free spaces. If you’d like to know more, please contact access@rsuonline.ca. And please signal boost <3

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But even in the much-publicized rebellion of the young against the materialism of the affluent society, the consumer mentality is too often still intact: the standards of behavior are still those of kind and quantity, the security sought is still the security of numbers, and the chief motive is still the consumer’s anxiety that he is missing out on what is “in.” In this state of total consumerism - which is to say a state of helpless dependence on things and services and ideas and motives that we have forgotten how to provide ourselves - all meaningful contact between ourselves and the earth is broken. We do not understand the earth in terms either of what it offers us or of what it requires of us, and I think it is the rule that people inevitably destroy what they do not understand.
—  Wendell Berry
I never got to be a teenager

I never got to hang out with friends. I hardly went to school. I spent most of my days hidden in my room. I never got the chance to experience what its like to be a teenager because my mental illness consumed my life. My schizophrenia was my constant hell… I couldn’t even function on most days cause I was so triggered. I had cuts all over my body because it was the only way i knew how to deal. I was hospitalized 3 times in 2 years.

Im now 21 and completely healthy. Im stable and have a 2 year old daughter who Im raising myself. I have never been as happy as i am now. My life is so perfect.

It get’s better.

being a mentally ill consumer of media is a strange and upsetting thing because even the most unproblematic things are always, without fail, still ableist, whether they actively and blatantly perpetuate negative stereotypes about neurodivergent people or whether they use less obvious methods, like ableist slurs

seeing and hearing these things is always upsetting to me but i have to make an exception if i want to watch a movie or listen to music or read a book. i always have to let that kind of hatred slide if i want to be able to consume any kind of media because nothing i have ever seen in my life is innocent of ableism

im tired of ableism being the exception

27488) Food consumes me. I don’t consume it anymore. The mentality has been there since I was a little girl. “You know, if you do this, you’ll lose X kilos.” “Pretty girls are usually skinny too”. “If you’re skinny, you can wear X, Y, and Z.” “I weighed X at your age and wore a size Y.” I don’t care, mum. That’s you, I’m me.