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Today I define what a counselor, licensed professional counselor, therapist, social worker, psychologist, and psychiatrist are.
When you are struggling with depression, anxiety, an eating disorder, or other various mental health issues; it can be hard to know who to get help from. I talk about their level of schooling and what they are able to do in practice, and how it will feel different to someone going to see them for help. As you will hear, most of these mental health professionals do very similar things, and to you (the client) it won’t feel much different.

Licensed Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, and Psychologist pretty much do the same thing. They will see you in their office for 50 minutes, listen to you and offer some helpful tools and techniques. The most important thing to remember when picking a mental health professional is that you like them, feel they hear you and understand you, and you know you are working together to get better. That’s it! It doesn’t really matter how much schooling they had or how long they have been practicing, you just need to like them.

I also think it’s important to know what their specialties are so that you know you are getting the help you need most. I hear from many of you that feeling like you aren’t getting any better or being given helpful tools can be really frustrating! Finding someone who specializes in what you are struggling with can help lessen the likelihood of that happening.

I hope you found this helpful! I know finding the right professional can be scary, difficult, and often confusing. I hope this video helped clear up any confusion around who can do what and who we can look to for help. Please share! You never know who may be wanting to reach out for help and doesn’t know where to even start. xox

Resources for the consulting detective

 11 Must haves for any aspiring consulting detective:

  • Notebook, preferably a pocket notebook. Used for writing down observations and theories. At the time, you’ll think “I don’t need to write this down, I’ll remember it”. You won’t.
  • Pen. Goes with your notebook. Pencils are ok, but it’s generally faster to write with pens.
  • Flashlight, preferably one with an assault crown. You never know who or what you’ll encounter whilst investigating a crime scene at night, but more importantly, you could potentially miss a lot of clues without the correct lighting.
  • Pocket knife, preferably one with multiple blade sizes, and a screwdriver. Used for cutting open sealed things, disassembling things (laptops, clocks, etc) that may contain clues, stabbing people, and freeing the zip cuffed prisoners of the kidnapper who you just rendered unconscious with your assault crowned flashlight.
  • A friend, preferably a helpful and willing one. They are good for bouncing theories, double checking chains of thought, picking up observations you missed, and bringing a second opinion
  • A phone. Preferably more than one, in the event of your capture, there is a chance your enemy may not think to look for more than one phone. Have your most important contacts on speed dial.
  • Combat boots, for rough terrain.
  • Gloves, combat and latex. Used for collecting evidence, as well as rough terrain.
  • Ziploc (or other airtight bags). Used for storing evidence.
  • Depending on the situation, food is never a bad idea. Make sure it is appropriate for the journey, avoid foods that can spoil, as well as sugary foods that will cause a sugar crash later.
  • A backpack or satchel, used for storing all of the above items.
game of thrones meme

okay so i really needed some inspiration, so i decided to make my own game of thrones meme!! i hope you all enjoy it as well! :)

  • [10] male characters
  • [10] female characters
  • [8] pairings
  • [8] friendships
  • [7] episodes
  • [5] houses
  • [5] locations
  • [5] scenes
  • [5] deaths
  • [3] kings
  • [3] queens
  • [3] parallels
  • [2] prophecies
  • [1] season

anonymous asked:

Do u known where I could get cheap kinetic sand or like stim/fidget toys? Thank u 💖

i don’t know about kinetic sand but here are some relatively cheap stim toys that i’ve bought!!! all are under 15 dollars!!! faves are bolded!!!!!!

if you have any kinetic sand recommendations, pls reply and let me know!!!

lyidastiles  asked:

probably a dumb question lmao but where do you get the textures you use for your icons? they're always so pretty🙌🙌

not a dumb question :) it’s ironic you ask this because in the last week alone i think i’ve downloaded 10+ new texture packs (what is my life coming to)

my new favorite texture packs are here and here - but i often use these packs (x) (x) specifically to make ~the icons~ since they are 100x100 px

other than that, check /tagged/textures on itsphotoshop (based on the preview/description you can get an idea of what textures are included)

i personally love using nature, color and paint textures :) hope that helps!

anonymous asked:

hi! how do you do the thing in gifsets where you get 2 gifs in one to be able to put more than 10 gifs in one post? (does this make sense? Im sorry the wording is weird)

Hi! No, don’t worry, I know what you mean, to put two gifs in one canvas, like this, right?

I’ve tried to find the tutorial I followed when I learned to do it, but I can’t find it, so I’ll explain it the best I can :)

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🌸 SELF AFFIRMING STATEMENTS 🌸

  • I might have some faults, but I’m still a good person.
  • I care about myself and other people.
  • I accept who I am.
  • I love myself.
  • I’m a good person, not a mistake.
  • I’m good and nobody is perfect.
  • I embrace both my good and bad qualities.
  • Today I take responsibility for everything I do and say.
  • I’m becoming a better person every day.
  • I’m a sensitive person who experiences the world differently.
  • Each day I do the best I can.
  • Even though I forget sometimes, I’m still a god person.
  • Even though bad things happened to me in the past, I’m still a good person.
  • Even though I’ve made mistakes in the past, I’m still a good person.
  • I’m here for a reason.
  • There’s purpose to my life, even though I might not always see it.
  • I radically accept myself.

Donald Trump is now president — here are 8 guides to help you resist his agenda

Indivisible

Written by a group of progressive former congressional staffers, this guide takes the majority of its wisdom from an unlikely source: the Tea Party. “We saw these activists take on a popular president with a mandate for change and a supermajority in Congress,” the former staffers wrote about the Tea Party’s challenge to President Obama starting in 2009, shortly after he took office. “Their ideas were wrong, cruel and tinged with racism — and they won.”

So, taking a page from the Tea Party’s playbook, Indivisible offers practical dos and don'ts for people who want to challenge their elected officials. It urges activists to start and focus their efforts locally, because constituents are the people to whom every elected official is responsible.

Resistance Manual

This is a guide that was put together by Stay Woke — a branch of We, the Protesters, a group led by popular online activists DeRay McKesson and Netta Elzie. It’s a working document that lays out essential readings, issue areas and resources.

“The manual will grow over time as more and more people contribute updates, facts and resources to it,” McKesson wrote in an email announcing the manual’s release. “As such, we encourage you to contribute important information for others to read.”

Know Your Rights: Demonstrations and Protests

The right to peaceful assembly is a universal promise, but certainly not a guarantee. It’s a safe bet to expect civil disobedience to increase during Trump’s presidency. Big and small protests have already been happening in cities across the country, and those demonstrations are likely to get bigger and louder as Trump’s agenda unfolds in earnest. But the specifics of those protests are often hard to gauge. This guide, provided by the American Civil Liberties Union, helps with the nuts and bolts, such as how to secure permits, what restrictions need to be followed on private property and whether protesters have the right to take photos or videos during demonstrations.

Know Your Rights: What to Do if You’re Stopped by Police

Trump has promised to bring back law and order to America’s cities. But for many marginalized communities, that type of speech is just code for allowing law enforcement to wantonly stop, search and possibly arrest black and brown people — concerns for which there’s been plenty of precedent.

This is another guide from the ACLU. This one spells out what you have the right to ask and show police. Note that it’s never a certainty that those rights will be respected by a law enforcement officer during a confrontation, but this guide outlines your rights so you can at least know which of those rights are being violated and what violations to report later on.

Know Your Rights: Transgender People at Work

Trump has repeatedly vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which could have dire consequences for millions of Americans. But transgender communities already felt the brunt of those consequences in December, when a federal judge in Texas halted protections for transgender Americans in Obamacare shortly before they were set to go into effect.

While that’s one tangible effect of a Trump presidency fundamentally altering what’s possible for transgender communities, another will be limiting — or even drawing back — federal protections in housing and employment. Sen. Jeff Sessions, Trump’s pick for attorney general, has a history of anti-LGBTQ sentiment, including his refusal to sign a voluntary nondiscrimination pledge. He also voted against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would offer federal protection against gender identity discrimination in the workplace. This guide, again from the ACLU, offers general overviews of what employers can and can’t do as it relates to employees’ gender identity.

Digital Security Tips for Protesters

Smartphones have become an indispensable tool for protesters, whether it’s used to document police violence or simply challenge the mainstream media’s narrative of what’s happening on the ground. But technology also leaves protesters vulnerable to government surveillance. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a nonprofit that focuses on civil liberties and technology, and its guide on digital security for protesters is a must-read. From how to send secure messages to friends to instructions for backing up your data and installing apps with strong encryption software, this guide has what protesters will need to make their voices heard.

How to apply for deferred action in the Trump era

It’s unclear what, exactly, will become of the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the immigration program he enacted by executive order that helped hundreds of thousands of immigrant young people gain temporary relief from deportation.

Neither Sessions nor Trump’s nominee for secretary of Homeland Security, Gen. John Kelly, would say one way or another in their confirmation hearings that participants in the program would not be targeted by immigration officials. And Trump himself vowed to end the program while he was running for office. But, as of now, the program still exists, and is one of the only forms of protection for immigrant youths. The National Immigration Law Center updated their tips on how to apply shortly after Trump was elected.

“Over 700,000 people so far have opted to apply for and received DACA, and many of them have found better paying jobs, gotten driver’s licenses, and enjoyed other positive benefits,” the group says on its website. “Again, whether to apply for DACA is a personal choice, but here are some of NILC’s post-election recommendations.”

Tips for reporting incidents of Islamophobia

It’s no surprise, given the “build-the-wall-ban-the-Muslims” rhetoric that permeated Trump’s campaign, that hate crimes ticked upward after his election. The Council on American-Islamic Relations has a bunch of resources for people who want to report bias incidents, and also makes it easy to report those incidents so that CAIR can keep count of them.

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January

February

  • Femslash February
  • LGBT History Month (UK)
  • Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week - 19-25 February

March

  • Trans Comics Month
  • International Transgender Day of Visibility - 31 March
  • LGBT Health Awareness Week - 27-31 March

April

  • Day of Silence - 21 April
  • Lesbian Visibility Day - 26 April

May

  • International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia - 17 May
  • Pansexual and Panromantic Awareness and Visibility Day - 24 May

June

  • LGBT Pride Month
  • Stonewall Riots Aniversary - 28 June

July

  • Pink Dot SG - 1 July
  • Nonbinary Day - 14 July

August

  • National Girlfriends Day - 1 August

September

  • Bisexual Awareness Week
  • Celebrate Bisexuality Day (Bi Visibility Day) - 23 September

October

  • LGBT History Month (US)
  • National Coming Out Day - 11 October
  • Spirit Day - 19 October
  • Asexual Awareness Week
  • Intersex Awareness Day - 26 October

November

  • Transgender Awareness Week
  • Intersex Day of Remembrance (Intersex Solidarity Day) - 8 November
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance - 20 November

December

  • World AIDS Day - 1 December
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The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free
The New York Public Library just released a treasure trove of digitized public domain images, everything from epic poetry from the 11th century to photographs of used car lots in Columbus, Ohio from the 1930s.
By Andrew J . Hawkins

Over 180,000 manuscripts, maps, photographs, sheet music, lithographs, postcards, and other images were released online Wednesday in incredibly high resolution, and are available to download using the library’s user-friendly visualization tool. It’s a nostalgist’s dream come true.

Un-uglify new tumblr controls

Tumblr’s new controls were obnoxious, disgusting and just a bad design choice in general, and I couldn’t stand it, so I wrote a script to make it actually look decent enough whilst still maintaining all the functionality. The only thing about it is that the dashboard button is gone, but that’s easily fixed with a separate link somewhere I guess.

It’s small, out of the way in the top right corner, has a transparent background and the buttons are all white with black text, but you can use filter:invert(100%) just like what we did with the old controls. [preview]

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Color Reference Guide to Recognize & Avoid Whitewashing

I’ve made a tutorial on how to color adjust to fix washed out coloringsbut I noticed people aren’t always sure when their coloring needs fixing in the first place. So I’ve made a bunch of colorings you can use to compare your own to. It’s designed to help avoid whitewashing, but also help avoid over-correction.

If you’re not a content creator, you can also use this guide for reblogging as well. :)

Using the Guide

  • Each set comes in three: cool, neutral, and warm. If your coloring is bluer/whiter than the cool tone, consider readjusting.
  • Examples of what might be too pale/bright are beneath each set
  • There are various categories (daytime, night scenes, etc) for each type of scene you might encounter
  • Each coloring has a color palette beneath for the highlights, midtones, and shadows of the character’s face. If you’re having trouble eyeballing it, use the eyedropper tool to double check.

NOTES
1) For the sake of simplicity, I’ve used one character per category, but characters of color are not interchangeable. Identify the skin tone for the character you’re coloring and work with that. This is only meant to give a frame of reference for what is and isn’t whitewashing

2) If any of the colorings look different than what they’ve been stated as (i.e. the cool tones look too warm or some look way too dark to be visible) calibrate your monitor. It means your screen color and gamma needs readjustment.

Guide itself is under the read more!

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anonymous asked:

hi. do you have a masterpost of german books? not as in grammar books but normal ones, such as harry potter, thr hunger games, and stuff? Happy new year !

These are all the files I’ve hoarded over time. 

German Novels

Harry Potter

The Lord of the Rings

The Hunger Games

Sherlock Holmes

The Chronocles of Narnia

Classics and Modern

Other Books for Intermediate Students

Link to them all on Google Drive: Here