this is a graphic about what to expect if you’re sent to the ER by a therapist/psychiatrist/family member/etc trying to institutionalize you. 

bare in mind this is just based on my experiences as an 18+ year old in the US, and compares notes with friends. it’s not applicable for adolescent ward or folks outside the US.

other factors that increase your likelihood (across the board) of being sent to the psych ward:

  • being trans: it will probably increase the likelihood that you’ll be institutionalized, but to what degree varies hugely based on location, hospital, and even doctor. 
  • having a history/dx: if you’ve been institutionalized before it’s much easier for them to do it again. also if you have a *bad* dx.
  • unsupportive family: if you fam wants you to institutionalized, the doctor is more likely to agree with them. 
  • living alone: doctors get nervous if there’s no one to keep an eye on your/take care of you. 
  • race: if you’re a person of color, especially for black folks, you’re more like to be medically labeled as psychotic/severely mentally ill (there’s actually stats to back this one up), and thus so more likely to be institutionalized. 

anyway feel free to add! i’m sure folks have experiences that don’t aline with this!

You’ll need a flow chart!

Radio Times Flow Chart of River Song


1. A Good Man Goes to War (2011) – Melody Pond is born

2. The Impossible Astronaut (2011) – young Melody is raised in an orphanage

3. Day of the Moon (2011) – Melody regenerates into Mels

4. Let’s Kill Hitler (2011) – Mels regenerates into River

5. Closing Time (2011) – River gets her doctorate, is kidnapped by the Silence

6. The Wedding of River Song/The Impossible Astronaut (2011)– River breaks time, marries the Doctor and then helps heal it for the events of The Impossible Astronaut

7. First Night (minisode, 2011) – River is incarcerated for the murder of the Doctor, but goes on her first evening trip with him

8. Last Night (minisode, 2011) – a version of River from five years in the future interacts with her younger self

9. A Good Man Goes to War (2011)

10. The Impossible Astronaut (2011)

11. Day of the Moon (2011)

12. The Pandorica Opens (2010)

13. The Big Bang (2010) – River helps the Doctor save the universe

14. Time of the Angels (2010)

15. Flesh and Stone (2010)

16. Wedding of River Song (2011) – River visits her parents Amy and Rory in their garden

17. Last Night (minisode, 2011) – an older version of River is heading to the towers of Darillium with the Doctor, but he apparently later backs out

18. The Angels Take Manhattan (2012) – River sees her parents trapped in the past

19. The Husbands of River Song (2015) – River teams up with the Twelfth Doctor but doesn’t recognise him

20. Silence in the Library (2008) – River meets the Tenth Doctor, who hasn’t met her yet

21. Forest of the Dead (2008) – River dies, but the Tenth Doctor “saves” her as a data ghost

22. The Name of the Doctor (2013) – River’s data ghost finally says goodbye to the Eleventh Doctor

Finally, a flow chart for anyone who doesn’t believe in transgender bathroom rights

Whether it’s the bathrooms they can and can’t use, the sports teams they can or can’t play on or the clothes they can and ca’t wear wear, trans students still struggle to find acceptance in America’s schools and institutions. 

Trans Student Equality Resources, a group that’s trying to make people aware of trans discrimination, has come up with a helpful chart for anyone confused as to why trans folks should be allowed to use the bathroom of their gender. 

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Follow the flow chart to pick your next webseries binge!

I remember seeing something like this quite a lot time ago, but thought I’d make an updated version! I wanted to include a few more shows (like, off the top of my head: I didn’t write this, project dashwood, 221B, cupid and eros, or so the story goes, shrew that, the nick carraway chronicles) but space got really tight so sorry if your favourite isn’t there.