“[trigger warning: suicide] If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a “fighter” or an “inspiration.” But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them.”
One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.
1. Believe you can make progress, and start to overcome it. That is the first, and the most important, step.
2. Think about a time when you took a chance, and pushed through your fear, and it worked out well. Remember that feeling – it can happen again.
3. Look for a role model - someone you relate to - who managed to overcome their insecurities. Let them inspire you and learn from their success.
4. Let go of the past, and whatever holds you back. Just focus on this moment, and taking one step now.
5. Stop resisting change – let whatever happens happen. You may discover that it works out even better than you’d thought.
6. Let the stress fall away and allow peace to flood your mind. As you learn to relax you’ll start to feel more confident.
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The Starry Night Close-Up Vincent Van Gogh
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Every single word of this.
The body monitoring though.
jesus h christ hallelujah preach
My brilliant professor- Caroline Heldman- love her!
I made this for a show with an artist group I am a part of in Seattle. The show’s theme was “Gems” So this is my crystal growth mug! Half mug half sculpture.
and here is a link to the actual mug listing :)
🌵 Thanks Ellie! Hannahclarktattoo@gmail.com