1. From childhood’s hour I have not been
    As others were; I have not seen
    As others saw; I could not bring
    My passions from a common spring.
    From the same source I have not taken
    My sorrow; I could not awaken
    My heart to joy at the same tone;
    And all I loved, I loved alone.
    Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
    Of a most stormy life- was drawn
    From every depth of good and ill
    The mystery which binds me still:
    From the torrent, or the fountain,
    From the red cliff of the mountain,
    From the sun that round me rolled
    In its autumn tint of gold,
    From the lightning in the sky
    As it passed me flying by,
    From the thunder and the storm,
    And the cloud that took the form
    (When the rest of Heaven was blue)
    Of a demon in my view.
    — Edgar Allan Poe, Alone. (via springfield-s)
     


  2. I feel powerless.

    I have always dreamt of changing something, but right now I feel powerless.
    I don’t look mature. I have a chubby, round face and I’m very small (I’m not even 5 ft 3’). I’m not treated the same way others are. People don’t take me seriously and I can’t do anything to change that. The more I try, the worse it gets.

     

  3. namiorg:

    This quote was on a journal my mother gave me when I was young. She had started to encourage me to write in journals to help with my overwhelming emotions. To this day, this quote reminds me that control is within my power and that the past is the past. There is little I can do about it now, but I can learn and grow from it.

    I was diagnosed with depression,anxiety, and insomnia when I was 23. I am still going through therapy and am still have some difficult times here and there. While it is nothing compared to how it was, I know now that the most important thing to do when you have something wrong is to speak out. No one can read your mind. You have to, and its okay to be afraid.

    (via whimsicalsasquatch)

     


  4. calculatorbrain:

    Shoutout to everyone dealing with multiple mental illnesses at once. I know there are a lot of you and you are all very strong and amazing

     

  5. talk-with-me-psa:

    depressioncomix:

    200

    Another home run from depressioncomix.

     

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  7. Living despite OCD is not so easy, and this day has been a perfect example of it.
    I have a terrible wound on my heel, where I can’t put a band-aid myself. My mom has to do it and I’m stressed about the fact that somebody’s touching me.
    I ended up crying today, because my mom thinks that I don’t appreciate her. It’s not true, but I make such an impression.

     


  8. mentalhealthkitten:

    Art is a truly brilliant temporary cure for most things. My OCD has been quite bad lately, but I did some drawing in class yesterday and as soon as I got my paper from my professor, I forgot about contamination. I touched things freely, without anxiety and without having to bite my nails and lip….

     


  9. theocdfeminist:

    If you have a friend, family member or SO with OCD, you may be wondering what you can do to help. OCD is a hugely varied illness, making each person’s specific needs unique, but there are some more general do’s and don’t’s you should know:

    1) Ask. Always Ask. I could give a million tips on how…

     


  10. If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.
    — Will Rogers (via irrationallies)