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Until I started taking my antidepressants, though, I didn’t actually know that I was depressed. I thought the dark staticky corners were part of who I was. It was the same way I felt before I put on my first pair of glasses at age 14 and suddenly realized that trees weren’t green blobs but intricate filigrees of thousands of individual leaves; I hadn’t known, before, that I couldn’t see the leaves, because I didn’t realize that seeing leaves was a possibility at all. And it wasn’t until I started using tools to counterbalance my depression that I even realized there was depression there to need counterbalancing. I had no idea that not everyone felt the gravitational pull of nothingness, the ongoing, slow-as-molasses feeling of melting down into a lump of clay. I had no way of knowing that what I thought were just my ingrained bad habits — not being able to deposit checks on time, not replying to totally pleasant emails for long enough that friendships were ruined, having silent meltdowns over getting dressed in the morning, even not going to the bathroom despite really, really, really having to pee — weren’t actually my habits at all. They were the habits of depression, which whoa, holy shit, it turns out I had a raging case of.

Not Everyone Feels This Way — The Archipelago — Medium (via brutereason)

I’m just going to add to this; my experience is similar, and I didn’t know I had anxiety. I always just thought of myself as a nervy person. I thought it was ok to get super stressed out about meeting new people. I thought it was fine for my hands to shake when I had to go to a new class, or go to a party alone. Totally normal to consider cancelling up until the very last minute just so I wouldn’t ever have to stand awkwardly alone. When someone said they were nervous, I always thought they meant the same heart clenching, gut wrenching fear, but no. They generally didn’t. It never occurred to me that there are people out there who don’t get nervous going to meet friends, even people they’ve known for years. People, who don’t have questions run through their head sometimes, is this the wrong day? the wrong time? am I dressed wrongly? will I mess up? am I looking weird on the train? I thought everyone had the same questions as me, on a loop of awfulness, but apparently that’s what anxiety does.

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The Forsaken: A Rising Number of Homeless Gay Teens Are Being Cast Out by Religious Families

pacerlabs:

This is actually a really, really well done article. long but absolutely worth the read. So glad that a magazine as big as Rolling Stone is publishing content saying, “Hey, people, we may be patting ourselves on the back about marriage equality these days but there are much bigger issues still being swept under the rug.”

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I’m just going to say something, as a sufferer of a neurological condition, I suffer from migraine attacks on public transport on a regular basis, because I have to go about my life. But during a ‘flare’, I can suffer from high heart rate, head rushes, stuttering, flushes, vertigo, shaking, twitching etc. on a regular basic, it can just come and go randomly with no apparent trigger.

I’d like to just say, if you ever see someone ever looks like this, they very likely aren’t drunk. Also hold off on your judgement on slow people on the bus.

I hate the way people look at me. I fucking hate it, because I’m seriously struggling enough as it is at that point in time. If I twitch, I literally can’t help it, I try to suppress it, but I’ve had head rushes for 15 minutes, it’s just the next thing that happens for some reason in this weird, migraine thing. Like I do not need your attitude when I am struggling to work out which way is up walking down a bus aisle, and the bus is moving.

And I really hate this whatever illness it is, right now, because it’s semi fucking with my life, and this flare is worse than the last one, but it’s seriously made me realise, how shitty our attitudes are to people who are not able are.

And like I haven’t had an attack of not actually being able to talk on the bus or even outside my family yet, but if I do, like I did today, that’s going to be a hard one to deal with. Cause I can still fully form thoughts, I just can’t say anything, or if I do, it’s heavily stuttered. Yeah super not fun.

mildlyamused:

perfidiousverisimilitude:

the-exercist:

fitblrholics:

If you look at the ingredients list and it’s a bunch of words you don’t even know… neither does your body (x)

Just like if you break apples and grapefruit down into their chemical components, I’m willing to bet that most people wouldn’t recognize the “ingredients” either. It’s a bunch of words you don’t even know:

Don’t use these scare tactics - Chemicals aren’t inherently bad. Literally everything is made up chemicals. Trust me, your body knows what niacin is. It knows how to digest fructose and calcium sulfate. Even if you only consume the most basic and “real” foods that are pulled directly off the vine, you’re still ingesting a series of chemical compounds that you probably can’t pronounce. That’s okay. 

THIS.

EVERYTHING IS CHEMICALS

Everything is chemistry. 
Most of them are sugars and flavours for the coating, there are several different coloured dyes, purely because of the type of cereal, a few thickening agents, and corn-based products, and oils to make up what is presumably the cereal itself, and some vitamins. That’s it.
Interesting the 2 instances of palm oil, but not relevant to this conversation. 
The point is, there is more conspicuous crap going on, like with palm oil, but the ingredients list of a cereal packet, not a place to find controversy.

mildlyamused:

perfidiousverisimilitude:

the-exercist:

fitblrholics:

If you look at the ingredients list and it’s a bunch of words you don’t even know… neither does your body (x)

Just like if you break apples and grapefruit down into their chemical components, I’m willing to bet that most people wouldn’t recognize the “ingredients” either. It’s a bunch of words you don’t even know:

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Don’t use these scare tactics - Chemicals aren’t inherently bad. Literally everything is made up chemicals. Trust me, your body knows what niacin is. It knows how to digest fructose and calcium sulfate. Even if you only consume the most basic and “real” foods that are pulled directly off the vine, you’re still ingesting a series of chemical compounds that you probably can’t pronounce. That’s okay. 

THIS.

EVERYTHING IS CHEMICALS

Everything is chemistry. 

Most of them are sugars and flavours for the coating, there are several different coloured dyes, purely because of the type of cereal, a few thickening agents, and corn-based products, and oils to make up what is presumably the cereal itself, and some vitamins. That’s it.

Interesting the 2 instances of palm oil, but not relevant to this conversation. 

The point is, there is more conspicuous crap going on, like with palm oil, but the ingredients list of a cereal packet, not a place to find controversy.

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So I saw this news report when I was watching The Feed on SBS 2, there is also an article, which is here x

Yeah it’s actually really worth watching if you or anyone uses Grindr, just a bit of a PSA, cause I haven’t heard anything about this round tumblr, and usually it’s where I here this stuff first, so that’s a bit worrying.

Anonymous asked: Shut the fuck up about vaccinations. Not everyone has to have them, not everyone believes in them. Uneducated fuck.

cognitivedissonance:

fiercecircus:

cognitivedissonance:

of-shoes-of-ships-of-sealing-wax:

aspiringdoctors:

restless-wafarer:

aspiringdoctors:

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You know, my homie and secret best friend Neil deGrasse Tyson said it best….

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This isn’t an issue of belief or should even be up for discussion. It’s not a debate- like gravity or that the Earth revolves around the Sun isn’t up for debate. It’s a fact, whether or not you like it. Sorry bro.

And any ‘educated fuck’ knows that vaccines are necessary and everyone who can have them should have them.

Have a lovely day, sugar. 

Actually there’s a lot of research and knowledge supporting the fact that vaccines are NOT necessary. It is simply another thing that today’s health system is super big on, just like hospital births and c-sections. And a lot of people actually have long term and short term complications from getting vaccines. Ahem.

Dang guys, you thought I didn’t check my activity log every now and then? Because I knew shit like this would pop up. And, I just finished my block exam and am feeling fiesty.

Actually you’re wrong. That ‘research’ is either completely fabricated OR grossly misinterprets the data OR uses shitty research techniques to get the data they want- all which are grossly unethical, in case you’re curious. I’ve got slides from a recent lecture on vaccines (aka why I am so fired up about this nonsense). You can check out the citations on each slide if you don’t believe me… something unsurprisingly missing from literally every anti-vaccine comment I’ve gotten and website that I have visited. Show me your sources, honey, and if you do, I will blow them out of the water because not a single one stands up to current scientific research standards.

There are however tomes and tomes of research for the safety end efficacy of vaccines. Don’t believe me? Look at a simple google scholar search.

So! Here we go! 

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Holy shit, it’s almost like vaccines SAVE SOCIETY MONEY. In fact, they give money back to society, along with the other programs indicated by red arrows. Which would be really weird for something that is just a healthcare fad like c-sections and hospital births.

And most people have no complications for getting vaccines, and if they do, most of them are short term. In fact, it is devilishly hard to prove an adverse effect was because of a vaccine. Why? Because it’s how we’re wired. We falsely see connections and causes where there are none (called a type 1 error; you are rejecting a true null hypothesis). People are more likely to attribute an adverse health event to a shot- even if that shot is the placebo and the numbers are just the background rate for whatever health event in the population.

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And here is a graph showing the sample sizes necessary to prove that an adverse event is caused or related to a vaccine.

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You know what, it was a really good lecture and I’m going to share more more relevant slides in case any one else feels like contradicting me.

These slides show the public health impact of vaccines. Note the differences between the historical peak and post-vaccine era deaths columns. Because saving literally thousands of lives is totally a conspiracy you should beware of.

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And this is why herd immunity is so important! See how high it has to be for measles? Guess what we’re seeing outbreaks of thanks to anti-vaxxers? Don’t forget that one of the deadly complications of measles is SSPE.

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Look how Hepatitis A infections in older adults when down after kids started getting immunized. Shocking! Could vaccines be… good for …. everyone????

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Ahem.

Anti-vaxxers are a danger to the world and we need to stop them tbh

GODDAMMIT. I AM SICK OF THESE ANTI-VAXXER SHIT GOBLINS.

VACCINATE THOSE WHO CAN BE VACCINATED TO PROTECT THOSE WHO LEGITIMATELY CANNOT.

I DON’T GIVE A FUCK IF YOU THINK YOU’RE A SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE FLOATING AROUND IN YOUR SPARKLY CLOUD OF YOUR OWN SELF RIGHTEOUS FARTS THAT WILL PROTECT YOU FROM DISEASES LIKE POLIO.

GET. A. GODDAMN. CLUE. THEN GET VACCINATED. VACCINATE YOUR SPAWN.

YOUR BATSHIT BELIEFS ARE KILLING PEOPLE.

In my opinion, refusing to vaccinate a child who can be vaccinated is tantamount to medical neglect. I am 100% done with being nice to anti-vaxxers. We need to bring back exiling people. Andrew Wakefield and Jenny McCarthy are the first to go.

Retweet because AGREED.

IT’S BACK

whimslcott:

cutemutant:

yochevedke:

tara-joon:

kosherqueer:

*very quiet voice* queer spaces need to be safe for people of faith too 

I don’t think about this enough. How do I make spaces more inclusive to people of faith.

By not talking about how silly and gross religion is and by not comparing sexuality to other things forbidden in the Old Testament like shrimp, etc.

Also by insulting the laws of Leviticus saying they are “impossible to live by haha so funny shrimp is banned” is excluding lgbtqia+ Jewish people bc Jewish ppl follow those laws and for the most part are pretty good with including lgbtqia+. Obviously not all Jewish ppl/organizations/communities are good with this but they are for the most part

and by not associating monotheism with patriarchy, by acnowledging that god is not attributed a gender in islam, by educating yourself about and refuting the notion that islam is patriarchal, by not forcing lgbt muslims to explain “how that works” or how they “reconcile their faith” with xyz thing, by fostering an environment where casual sex and drug/alcohol use aren’t encouraged or considered to be social necessities, and by giving lgbt muslims the space to sort out theological quandries that the community hasn’t resolved yet.

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