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barricadeponine:

my parents definitely did not raise me to be a queer feminist filled with the wrath of a thousand enraged dragons and yet here i am

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People need to be encouraged. People need to be reminded of how wonderful they are. People need to be believed in—told that they are brave and smart and capable of accomplishing all the dreams they dream and more. Remind each other of this.
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Unfortunately true.

It’s a bit unfair to compare something life threatening to something not immediately life threatening.

Also, psychiatric care is really just a nice way of saying, “mind-altering drugs”. 

Not life threatening? You’ve clearly never experienced or known someone with a severe mental illness. Up to 90% of people who commit suicide have a mental illness.

Eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety and self harm have many life threatening effects on the body, e.g. malnutrition, gastrointestinal complications, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, risk of wounds becoming infected, nerve damage. People struggling to get the mental health care they need find themselves in ER’s, jail cells and psychiatric hospitals for their immediate safety.

The risk of this can be minimised with proper treatment, which can consist of medication but also includes psychotherapy, occupational and social work, emergency care and other treatments as appropriate for each patient.

Kidney patients can be kept alive on dialysis for years while awaiting a transplant.

Also, your “mind-altering drugs”? These are part of why I can go to school, have an internship, maintain friendships, and be a reasonably responsible family member. Meds are a complement to therapy and make it work better. Honestly, if I were not taking prescribed medication, I would probably be taking some “mind-altering drugs” that had worse side effects than dry mouth.

Mental illness is in part both caused and reflected by physical/chemical disturbances in the brain. In physical illness, medication is often used to aleviate symptoms or address causes. Psychotropic drugs do the same thing. They are a medical response to a medical problem. 

People need to stop thinking mental illness isn’t serious

They also need to stop thinking psychiatric drugs are all useless.

what the actual fuck is wrong with psychiatric meds being “mind-altering”???

when i am unmedicated, my mind tells me i cannot leave the house or i will die, that i should lay on the floor for days on end and not eat, that i should hurt myself and/or others.

WHY WOULD ANYONE NOT WANT THAT TO BE ALTERED.

PLEASE ALTER MY MIND. IT IS WRONG ON ITS OWN.

PLEASE ALTER MY MIND. IT IS WRONG ON ITS OWN.

Without meds & therapy: I was hospitalized 3 times.  I spent 75% of my first year in college self-injuring, sleeping, and wanting to die.  I ended up in the ER twice, once from deep self-inflicted wounds and once from overdosing.  I dropped out of school, moved thousands of miles away, and couldn’t protect myself from a physically abusive partner or find a way to get out.  I ended up homeless for awhile.

With meds & therapy: I set boundaries with a *different* abusive partner and found a way to leave.  I went back to college and graduated magna cum laude with my BA and summa cum laude with my MA.  I’m in recovery from my eating disorder, I haven’t self-injured in 9.5 years, and I’ve almost got my provisional license to be a mental health counselor.  Oh, and I met and married the most amazing person ever, and we’re able to have a life together because of the medication and the hard work I’ve put in by going to therapy.

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Empire costume from La Comedie-Francaise via Telerama

Wow.  I’d look fucking awesome in this dress, if it was several sizes bigger.  But srsly, I look fantastic in red, and that neckline would show off my awesome body. <3

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For example, employment discrimination has shaped the long-term financial stability of many LGBT elders of color, many of whom are concentrated in sectors with low wages, few labor protections, routine discrimination and limited health and savings options,” it states. “Economic security is core to the health and well-being of LGBT elders of color.”

It states that, among other things, LGBT elders of color, experience higher rates of illness, isolation, disability and premature death.

The 10 recommendations made in the report addressed issues such as greater access of healthcare under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), strengthening Social Security Benefits, housing security, strengthening response to HIV and aging and the inclusion of transition-related care in federally funded health programs.

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