Stuff you'll find here: my PTSDiaries and some futile attempts to chronicle and cope with all my trauma using humor and an abundance of sass, the bloodstains of my undeniably liberal heart, Merwholock gifs, drugged up late night philosophical musings and someone who will always listen or try to help or spontaneously become your friend, whatever it is you need.PTSD Self Care Mental Illness Personal Ask me anything Submit
"If white people are so privileged why is there a Black Entertainment Network and no White Entertainment Network?"
"Men don’t have privilege, there are women’s only gyms!"
"Why isn’t there a campus centre for straight/cis people!?"
SAME REASONS WHY IN MARIO KART YOU DON’T GET BLUE SHELLS OR LIGHTNING BOLTS WHEN YOU’RE ALREADY IN FIRST PLACE, ASSBAG.
One of the best, most simplified explanations that I’ve ever heard.
I love how everyone’s response to concepts like trigger warnings is “well you need to get professional help.”
I have like seven different kinds of therapists but it doesn’t change the fact that mental illness recovery is complicated and takes a long fucking time and can’t just be instantly removed for your convenience
Anonymous asked: Hope you are doing okay <3 *sends you unlimited tea and girl scout cookies*
Thank you so so much!!
I’m doing great today actually- yesterday kinda kicked my ass (if you’re friends with me on Facebook then you probably know why) but I went away from it feeling super loved and supported after all the messages I got Thank you for the love and virtual cookies! It’s stuff like this that makes me feel like I really do have a safe place :) xxx
Anonymous asked: Hi there :) Do you maybe have any tips for telling someone for the first time you've been diagnosed with PTSD? especially if it's someone close, like a parent. I'm just very nervous. Thanks for taking the time to read this!
Hi :) you seem really nice, and I really hope it goes well for you. I would say that the biggest thing is to make sure YOU’RE comfortable with how and what you tell people. Even if they’re family or friends, you don’t owe them any details, so you should tell them what you feel comfortable telling them.
I like writing people letters when I can, because it lets me go into more detail and have more control over what I can say. But when I have face to face conversations, I usually just try to be honest throughout the whole thing. I ask them when a good time to talk is and whether I can talk to them about something serious. If its gonna be really awkward for me to talk about, I tell them.
It can also be a really good time to talk about what helps you and what you need to avoid. So if you like, you can say something like “basically what that means for you is that I’ll have a hard time with x thing, and it causes x symptoms when you do such and such.”
To be honest, my disclosures don’t get much more sophisticated than “I got diagnosed with PTSD last year,” and then answering questions if they have them, because I tend to feel more comfortable feeling casual.
But if there are specific points you really want to make and you’re going to be telling them face to face, then sometimes it helps to write notes on a notecard or whatever.
I hope that helped a little? I really really hope you have a good experience telling them and that your recovery goes really well :) let me know how it goes if you like! I’ll be thinking about you! xxx Libbi