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forgottenawesome:

Do You Love Someone With Depression?
If you have a partner or are close to someone who struggles with depression, you may not always know how to show them you love them. One day they may seem fine, and the next they are sad, distant and may push you away. It is important that you know that as a person who is close to them and trusted by them, you can help your friend or partner have shorter, less severe bouts of depression. Mental illness is as real as physical illness (it is physical actually, read more about that here) and your partner needs you as much as they would need to be cared for if they had the flu.
Your relationship may seem one-sided during these times, but by helping your partner through a very difficult and painful affliction, you are strengthening your relationship and their mental health in the long term.
1. Help them keep clutter at bay.
When a person begins spiraling into depression, they may feel like they are slowing down while the world around them speeds up. The mail may end up in stacks, dishes can pile up in the sink, laundry may go undone as the depressed person begins to feel more and more overwhelmed by their daily routine and unable to keep up. By giving your partner some extra help sorting mail, washing dishes or using paper plates and keeping chaos in check in general, you’ll be giving them (and yourself) the gift of a calm  environment. (I’m a fan of the minimalist movement because of this, you can read more about that here.)
2. Fix them a healthy meal.
Your partner may do one of two things when they are in a depressed state. They may eat very little, or they may overeat. In either case, they may find that driving through a fast food restaurant or ordering a pizza online is just easier than fixing a meal. Eating like this, or neglecting to eat will only degrade your partner’s health, causing her to go deeper into her depression. Help your loved one keep her body healthy, and her mind will follow. This is a great article that talks about the “Brain Diet” which can help the symptoms of depression, and this article talks about how our modern diet could contribute to the recent rise in depression. Here is a recipe for a trail mix that is quick to make and has mood-boosting properties.
3.Get them outside.
 The benefits of getting outside for a depressed person are huge. And it is possibly the last thing on earth your partner will want to do. Take them to be somewhere in nature. Pack a picnic and lie in the sun, take a leisurely hike or plant a garden. Being barefoot in the dirt, or “earthing” helps ground the body and reverse the effects of living in a world of emf’s, and digging in soil can actually act as an antidepressant, as a strain of bacterium in soil, Mycobacterium vaccae, triggers the release of seratonin, which in turn elevates mood and decreases anxiety. Sunshine increases Vitamin D production which can help alleviate depression. My friend Elizabeth wrote an excellent post about Vitamin D and its link to depression here.  For more information about other sources of Vitamin D, this is a great post as well as this.
4. Ask them to help you understand what they’re feeling.
If your partner is able to articulate what they are going through, it will help them and you better understand what you are dealing with, and may give insight into a plan of action for helping your partner. Also, feeling alone is common for a depressed person and anything that combats that feeling will help alleviate the severity and length of the depression.
5. Encourage them to focus on self-care.
Depressed people often stop taking care of themselves. Showering, getting haircuts, going to the doctor or dentist, it’s all just too hard, and they don’t deserve to be well taken care of anyway in their minds. This can snowball quickly into greater feelings of worthlessness since “Now I’m such a mess, no one could ever love me”. Help your loved one by being proactive. Tell them “I’m going to do the dishes, why don’t you go enjoy a bubble bath?” can give them the permission they won’t give themselves to do something normal, healthy and self-loving.
6. Hug them.
Studies show that a sincere hug that lasts longer than 20 seconds can release feel-good chemicals in the brain and elevate the mood of the giver and receiver. Depressed people often don’t want to be touched, but a sincere hug with no expectation of anything further can give your partner a lift.
7. Laugh with them.
Telling a silly joke, watching a comedy or seeing a stand up comedian will encourage your partner to laugh in spite of herself. Laughing releases endorphins and studies show can actually counteract symptoms of depression and anxiety.
8. Reassure them that you can handle their feelings.
Your partner may be feeling worthless, angry and even guilty while they are depressed. They may be afraid that they will end up alone because no one will put up with their episodes forever. Reassure them that you are in the relationship for the long haul and they won’t scare you away because they have an illness.
9. Challenge their destructive thoughts.
A depressed person’s mind can be a never-ending loop of painful, destructive thoughts. “I’m unlovable, I’m a failure, I’m ugly, I’m stupid”. Challenge these untruths with the truth. “You’re not unlovable, I love you. You aren’t a failure, here are all the things you’ve accomplished.”
10.Remind them why you love them.
Look at pictures of happy times you’ve had together. Tell them your favorite things about them. Reminisce about your relationship and all the positive things that have happened, and remind your partner that you love them and they will get through this.
(via The Darling Bakers)

forgottenawesome:

Do You Love Someone With Depression?

If you have a partner or are close to someone who struggles with depression, you may not always know how to show them you love them. One day they may seem fine, and the next they are sad, distant and may push you away. It is important that you know that as a person who is close to them and trusted by them, you can help your friend or partner have shorter, less severe bouts of depression. Mental illness is as real as physical illness (it is physical actually, read more about that here) and your partner needs you as much as they would need to be cared for if they had the flu.

Your relationship may seem one-sided during these times, but by helping your partner through a very difficult and painful affliction, you are strengthening your relationship and their mental health in the long term.

1. Help them keep clutter at bay.

When a person begins spiraling into depression, they may feel like they are slowing down while the world around them speeds up. The mail may end up in stacks, dishes can pile up in the sink, laundry may go undone as the depressed person begins to feel more and more overwhelmed by their daily routine and unable to keep up. By giving your partner some extra help sorting mail, washing dishes or using paper plates and keeping chaos in check in general, you’ll be giving them (and yourself) the gift of a calm  environment. (I’m a fan of the minimalist movement because of this, you can read more about that here.)

2. Fix them a healthy meal.

Your partner may do one of two things when they are in a depressed state. They may eat very little, or they may overeat. In either case, they may find that driving through a fast food restaurant or ordering a pizza online is just easier than fixing a meal. Eating like this, or neglecting to eat will only degrade your partner’s health, causing her to go deeper into her depression. Help your loved one keep her body healthy, and her mind will follow. This is a great article that talks about the “Brain Diet” which can help the symptoms of depression, and this article talks about how our modern diet could contribute to the recent rise in depression. Here is a recipe for a trail mix that is quick to make and has mood-boosting properties.

3.Get them outside.

 The benefits of getting outside for a depressed person are huge. And it is possibly the last thing on earth your partner will want to do. Take them to be somewhere in nature. Pack a picnic and lie in the sun, take a leisurely hike or plant a garden. Being barefoot in the dirt, or “earthing” helps ground the body and reverse the effects of living in a world of emf’s, and digging in soil can actually act as an antidepressant, as a strain of bacterium in soil, Mycobacterium vaccae, triggers the release of seratonin, which in turn elevates mood and decreases anxiety. Sunshine increases Vitamin D production which can help alleviate depression. My friend Elizabeth wrote an excellent post about Vitamin D and its link to depression here.  For more information about other sources of Vitamin D, this is a great post as well as this.

4. Ask them to help you understand what they’re feeling.

If your partner is able to articulate what they are going through, it will help them and you better understand what you are dealing with, and may give insight into a plan of action for helping your partner. Also, feeling alone is common for a depressed person and anything that combats that feeling will help alleviate the severity and length of the depression.

5. Encourage them to focus on self-care.

Depressed people often stop taking care of themselves. Showering, getting haircuts, going to the doctor or dentist, it’s all just too hard, and they don’t deserve to be well taken care of anyway in their minds. This can snowball quickly into greater feelings of worthlessness since “Now I’m such a mess, no one could ever love me”. Help your loved one by being proactive. Tell them “I’m going to do the dishes, why don’t you go enjoy a bubble bath?” can give them the permission they won’t give themselves to do something normal, healthy and self-loving.

6. Hug them.

Studies show that a sincere hug that lasts longer than 20 seconds can release feel-good chemicals in the brain and elevate the mood of the giver and receiver. Depressed people often don’t want to be touched, but a sincere hug with no expectation of anything further can give your partner a lift.

7. Laugh with them.

Telling a silly joke, watching a comedy or seeing a stand up comedian will encourage your partner to laugh in spite of herself. Laughing releases endorphins and studies show can actually counteract symptoms of depression and anxiety.

8. Reassure them that you can handle their feelings.

Your partner may be feeling worthless, angry and even guilty while they are depressed. They may be afraid that they will end up alone because no one will put up with their episodes forever. Reassure them that you are in the relationship for the long haul and they won’t scare you away because they have an illness.

9. Challenge their destructive thoughts.

A depressed person’s mind can be a never-ending loop of painful, destructive thoughts. “I’m unlovable, I’m a failure, I’m ugly, I’m stupid”. Challenge these untruths with the truth. “You’re not unlovable, I love you. You aren’t a failure, here are all the things you’ve accomplished.”

10.Remind them why you love them.

Look at pictures of happy times you’ve had together. Tell them your favorite things about them. Reminisce about your relationship and all the positive things that have happened, and remind your partner that you love them and they will get through this.

(via The Darling Bakers)

Reblogged from ceegee1

enochiangallifreyeanelvish:

flowercrownimpala:

i wonder if actors ever get their scripts and are like

well this is fucking stupid

[Robert Pattison screaming in the distance]

Reblogged from mylonelyangel10

(Source: 4gifs)

Reblogged from slayer-kitty

resistables:

mikewaters:

if no one comes from the future to stop you from doing it then how bad of a decision can it really be

#new life motto

i think this will be my graduation quote

Reblogged from sonofabacchae
mamavalkyrie:

shakerattleandcrescentrolls:

devious-devil:

omnimodus:

apparently the key to happiness is to have a long and shitty winter
and if you can’t have that, surround yourself with deadly wildlife

or maybe these countries have free or reasonably priced health care, good education and costs nothing or very little, marriage equality(not all do however on the list but they at least aren’t extremely homophobic either), decent minimum wages, stable economies, low crime rates and so forth and also deadly wildlife because we protect our environment



Shots fired

mamavalkyrie:

shakerattleandcrescentrolls:

devious-devil:

omnimodus:

apparently the key to happiness is to have a long and shitty winter

and if you can’t have that, surround yourself with deadly wildlife

or maybe these countries have free or reasonably priced health care, good education and costs nothing or very little, marriage equality(not all do however on the list but they at least aren’t extremely homophobic either), decent minimum wages, stable economies, low crime rates and so forth and also deadly wildlife because we protect our environment

Shots fired
Reblogged from look-at-the-memories

(Source: thedarksideoflight89)

Reblogged from fy-darkangel

OMG I must watch this!!!

onemuppetslife:

andiwanttobelikeyou:

[From Xena’s Yuku board]

A few years ago writer Steven Sears did a Xena and Gabrielle puppet show at a convention. The lyrics were…

GABRIELLE
Wait! Maybe the reason you’re back is so that we can finally admit it!

XENA
Admit it…?

GABRIELLE
Yes! You know… “it”. About us. You know… The fact that we’re really lo… lov… uh… friends!

XENA
Gabrielle, if there’s something on your mind, just say it.

GABRIELLE
I’m trying to! But I can’t! I can’t say it! You and I are lo… lov… friends! You know what I’m trying to say!

XENA
Oh, that! Well, of course, Gabrielle. Everyone knows that we’re lo… lov… uh… uhs…. friends. (shocked) Well, I’ll be…

GABRIELLE
See? You can’t say it either! What’s with that?


A beat then they both look up… then to the audience. Dark and angry…

BEGIN MUSIC FOR “THOSE WRITERS”

GABRIELLE (CONT’D)
Even though we don’t say it, Everyone
knows it’s true.
This thing between us, take a moment,
let’s review.
We spend our time together, Never
needed others.
Let’s just say it, Make it clear,
It’s obvious that we’re Lov - Lov -
Friends!

XENA
Lov - Lov - friends?

GAB:
Lov - Lov - friends!

XENA
Strange, don’t you think so?
We can’t say what we feel.
It’s like we almost can, but then it
isn’t real. It’s not like we don’t
know it. Or hide it from the others.
Why can’t we say it? Make it clear,
It’s obvious that we’re Lov - Lov -
Friends!

GABRIELLE
Lov - lov - Friends?

XENA
Lov - Lov - Friends!

XENA/GABRIELLE
But why? Oh Why?
Why do we deny?
Give us a reason, Or explain to us
Why? Why can’t we say it, you and I?

A pause, they look to each other, then to the audience.

XENA/GABRIELLE (CONT’D)
It’s those Writers!
It’s those darn Writers!
Changing words all the time,
Can’t they make up their minds?
Let us be who we really should be?
It’s those Writers!
It’s those darn Writers!
(MORE)

Rearranging our words,
And then nothing is heard,
Of how we love each
otherrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr’s jokes.

GABRIELLE
Aagh!!

XENA
I just don’t understand it, Or why
it’s the way it is. You’d think they’d be more loose,
especially LIZ! It’s good enough for Buffy,
And more for Will and Grace There’s
nothing to it, If I want to say it,
I want to kiss your fay - fay - MACE!

GABRIELLE
Fay - Fay - Mace???

XENA:
Fay - Fay - Agh!

GABRIELLE
I’m thinking of rainbows And speaking
in black and white.
Walking a careful line between the
left and right. Is it just the
ratings,
Afraid that they just can’t win?
Who could we scare?
To say we’re a pair.
Or perhaps say the word Lesbee
Lesbeee Lesbeee… Lesbee… Lez be
friends!

XENA
Lez be friends?

GABRIELLE
Lez be friends!

XENA
Aggghhh!

XENA/GABRIELLE
It’s those Writers! It’s those darn
Writers! Changing words all the time,
Can’t they make up their minds?
Let us be who we really should be?
It’s those Writers!
It’s those darn Writers!
(MORE)


Rearranging our words, And then
nothing is heard, Of how we love
each otherrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr’s jokes.

GABRIELLE
Agh!

XENA/GABRIELLE
But why? Oh Why?
Why do they deny?
Give us a reason,
Or explain to us why?
Why won’t they make up their minds?
Why won’t they make up their minds?
Why won’t they? Why can’t they?
Why can’t we say - say - say -
(screaming)
AGGGHHHHH!!!!!

A beat, the music dies. Gab and Xena stare at each other.

XENA/GABRIELLE (CONT’D)
(harmonizing accapella))
But we can’t say it.
They won’t let us say it. Those
words we know the rest would love to
hear! It seems that subtext.
Is really maintext. But they deny it…

XENA
(singing broadly)
And I just think that’s queer!

END SONG “THOSE WRITERS”

LEZZZZBEFRIENDS

Reblogged from therealsidekick