if we’re being honest nd tumblr’s anti recovery attitude is part of what delayed my mental growth and path towards getting better for so long. i got wrapped up in the idea that if i’m not constantly suffering then i’m not really mentally ill or i’m not neurodiverse enough and honestly? that mindset is absolutely pitiful at best, and is the direct reason for suicide and other catastrophes at worst. yeah, mental illness isn’t something to love and be happy about having, so we try and alleviate the effects it has on our lives with jokes about it. but when we let those jokes consume us and become our entire person to the point where we think we’re nothing but the physical embodiment of our illness, there’s a problem! that’s not something to normalize or glorify! that’s dangerous & self destructive behavior and i hate that this site has helped coerce kids as young as 12 or 13 think that it’s okay to want to kill yourself and not ever want to get better because it’s not and all of us know this.
Where freshly minted Captain Kirkreads up on stuff evenwhen he’s not on shift and nods off in random conference rooms on the Enterprise. Certain first officers who don’t require as much sleep take care of things.