[Trigger warning: abuse, consequences of it]Being a child abuse survivor is…… not being able to recognize love even when it’s thrown in your face… lacking a coherent sense of self… not knowing what a healthy relationship consists of… being uncomfortable when someone is being…
Today really sucked because of this..
Everyone needs a friend like this.
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I believe in this quote so much. Depression will never define who I am; I’m not a disorder, illness, an emo or a weakness. Fair enough, it is something in my life that has affected me greatly and that will be always be a part of my life. But, it will never define who I am as a person.
My actions that I take to deal with it and overcome it; whether it’s recovering or how I deal with stigma is what defines me. My outlook and perspective is what determines what will happen to me and the actions I’m going to take. It’s what I do with my experiences and how I deal with them everyday is what defines me.
Some of the people who visited me while I was an inpatient said they were surprised at how homely it was. For those who are interested in what it is like inside a psych hospital, I hope this helps to explain it:
The wards don’t look like this;they’re a little bit more like this.
Bohemian Polypharmacy sung by Aivia, concept by Dr. James McCormack.
James McCormack is a doctor of pharmacy who is well known in Canada for his work in the Therapeutics Initiative, an independent party separate from the government and the pharmaceutical industry aiming to provide evidence-based information on drug therapy.
He is perhaps lesser known for his other side projects, one of which includes making parody music videos surrounding the world of medicine and medications.
In this video, he tackles the topic of polypharmacy.