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To all those Black kids who never thought that they could be heroes

You are special.

You are mystical.

You are fierce.

You are brilliant.

You are powerful.

You have the blood of kings and queens running through your veins.

A moment of appreciation for how well Call the Midwife talks about mental health. It would be so easy for them to follow the norms of the 60’s and talk about mental health in a detrimental way.  But instead they show compassion and support for those with mental health problems. Sister Monica Joan is cared for by all at Nonnatus, no one treats her badly, they’re simply understanding of her illness. I love some of the moments between her and the nurses. In Series 3 episode 7 Sister Julienne is nothing but sympathetic for the women who suffers from puerperal psychosis. When her husband is struggling to come to terms with it and not wanting to visit due to the people she is in the psychiatric ward she responds with “They’re ill.. they should be extended the same understanding that we have for physical illnesses.” A concept that some people still struggle with in 2016. As for Patrick in S4E5 I thought this was portrayed incredibly. His wife and son are understanding and let him “come back” (for lack of a better phrase) in his own time. They’re supportive and understanding and never once treat him differently to the way they would if he had a physical illness. I really do feel like Call the Midwife handles mental health in a careful and sensitive way and that should be commended. I leave you with this..

“Invisible wounds are the hardest to heal, for their closure depends upon the love of others… on patience, understanding and the tender gift of time.”


Random Playlist - Throwback Edition

  1. Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
  2. Aaliyah - Come Over
  3. Bell Biv Devoe - Poison
  4. Brandy & Monica - The Boy Is Mine
  5. TLC - No Scrubs
  6. Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg - Nuthin but a G Thang
  7. Destiny’s Child - Jumpin, Jumpin
  8. N Sync - It’s Gonna be Me
  9. OutKast - Ms. Jackson
  10. 112 - Peaches & Cream

Click the pictures to see my favorite lyric!

Shy (Ch. 8)

Summary: Ian spends time with his therapist, and the doctor encourages him to have more fun. Ian’s birthday comes around, and Mickey surprises him with a few new things.

Word Count: 3649

Notes: This chapter took me longer than expected, sorry! For Ch. 9, I got a request about Terry coming back and beating on Mickey, if there is any other requests for the next chapter, let me know :)

Chapters: 1 2 3 4 5 6 79

Just like everyone had told him he would, Ian was starting to adjust to the pills. He still didn’t feel like his full self, but he was definitely taking steps in the right direction. Therapy was going well, he liked his counselor mostly because he was Southside too— it wasn’t his psychiatrist, Dr. Saria, this was a man named Dr. Hodge. A few other good things that had been happening were that he and Mickey were becoming stronger as a couple, he pitied his little siblings when something would happen with Frank, he felt sorry for Fiona with how much she has to deal with— he could feel more than just emptiness. It was a work in progress.

He was currently sitting with his therapist, Dr. Hodge. “How have you been feeling lately, Ian? Have you had any nightmares about the incident with Walter?” He raised his eyebrow.

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