Depression:Tell the person suffering from depression that you've noticed that they seem down or depressed lately. (Unless they have already told you that they are suffering from depression.) If so, tell them that since you now know that they're sad that you want to help. This will be very re-assuring to them. Sometimes the depressed don't even feel like telling anyone because of the stigma associated with depression. Also, make them feel like they are needed. Talk to them when you are upset about something or when you want to vent. Trust them with things that you wouldn't tell just anyone else. This makes them feel very important to you. Depression lies to them and makes them feel like they aren't needed by anyone. This acknowledgment that you know how bad they feel may be the little "push" they need to start talking about it, and maybe even seek help.
Eating disorders:First educate yourself about the eating disorders. Let them know that you are trying to understand and that you are there for them. Try to understand that although you know the eating disorder is hurting them, they percieve it as helping them. They will need a lot of patience and support from you to recover. Try to get them to talk about why they started, this might help them stop.
Anxiety:If your friend is panicking, just try to help them calm down. Some ways that help are deep breathing, meditation, drawing, etc. Dont become impatient if the distractions seem to not help, anxiety can take a while to calm down, especially if the person doesnt realize they are panicking.
Abuse/rape:Listen to what your friend is saying. Don't judge whether it was really abuse/rape or not. Dont tell your friend he/she is over reacting. Suggest that he/she reports who hurt them, but don't make them report it. Just let them know that you are always here for them, they are never alone, and no matter what they think it was not their fault. Keep telling your friend that they didnt deserve what happened and they didnt do anything wrong.
Suicidal thoughts/attempts:Let your friend know that you are there for them no matter what. Let them know that they are worthwhile, that life gets better, and that they are not alone. It will be hard, and it wont happen over night, but eventually you being there will help them.
Self harm:Let your friend know that you are there for them. Don't get mad if they relapse, but try to help them recover. They cant recover on their own so try to get them to see that. They might fight you even though you are trying to help them,but dont take what they do/say personally, its the addiction talking.
PTSD:If you notice your friend slipping into a flashback or having a nightmare, dont touch them, just try to talk them out of it. Tell them that its not real, that they are safe now, that what happened isnt happening anymore. Help them calm down by distracting their thoughts. try to get them to focus on what is really around them by having them say out loud 5 things they see in the room, 4 things they feel, 3 things they hear, 2 things they smell, and one thing they taste and repeat that until their mind is able to focus again.
Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.
mom: what time did you go to bed last night? me: that information is confidential
me : mom can I marry Macklemore? mom : he's too big for you he can be your father and he doesn't even know that you exist. me : but mom ... i love him mom : me : mom : me : mom : me : ok
most people: lol lazy sunday me: lol lazy sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday and saturday
me: i am so bored unfinished video games: play me unfinished books: read me unfinished tv shows and unwatched movies: watch me daily exercise routine: complete me me: there's nothing to do
mom: how are your grades this semester?
me: mom, what's important is that we have our health and eachother
me: exercise me : exercis me : exerci me : exerc me : exer me : exe me : ex me : e me : EXTRA FRIES!
person: you're blocking the view me: i am the view
somebody : your so funny sometimes and sometimes so bad! me: you're* somebody : OMG YOUR SO ANNOYING me : you're* somebody : stop doing that your pissing me off! me: you're* somebody : fine, i'm gonna kick you're ass! me: your*
mom: you do realize that one day you will have to pay for all your own things me: yes but today is not that day
parents: YOUR ROOM IS SUCH A MESS me: this is my design
teacher: you have a new classmate me: please for the love of god be a hot boy
me: i'm full i can't eat anything else me: is that cake
me: skips tutorial me: how the fuck do you play this game
teacher: where is your homework? me: please read my faq before asking questions
me: I won't get jealous me: Who's this fucking whore
me at school: fuck school i'm gonna have the best summer this year me during summer: sits in front of laptop eating food
person : are you athletic? me : I run person : oh sweet me : *i whisper* a blog
Teacher: "Ok class get out a piece of paper." Me: "LOOK AT ME NOW!" Teacher: "What?" Me: "I'm getting paaperrrr!"
dad: a little bird told me you're using drugs me: you talk to birds yet I'm the one using drugs?
me: MOM TURN IT UP I LOVE THIS SONG mom: you have heard this a million times before me: but it's on the radio mom: so? me: IT'S ON THE RADIO
me: wakes up
me: opens computer before eyelids
teacher: what's something that you need that you can't see or feel? person: air me: wifi
people: you're really quiet.. me: nobody plans a murder out loud
Me: *Doesn't party* Me: *Doesn't drink* Me: *Doesn't sleep around* Me: *Doesn't get knocked up* Me: *Stays up past 1 AM; Maybe goes downstairs to make a sandwich or something* Parents: WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU WHY ARE YOU UP SO LATE DID WE TEACH YOU NOTHING WHERE DID WE GO WRONG YOU'VE WOKEN UP THE WHOLE HOUSE YOU HIDEOUS DEVIL CHILD YOU'RE DESTROYING THIS FAMILY
other people: wow what a perfect morning for a run me: wow what a perfect morning to go the fuck back to sleep
outside: *beautiful weather* people: perfect day to go out and play me: perfect day to stay in and play videogames with the windows wide open
teacher: why are you late..? me: why are you so obsessed with me ?
me: makes a mistake me: thinks about mistake every night for the next 7 years
me: can I go to the bathroom? teacher: what for? me: to open the Chamber of Secrets.
me when i go out: i should've stayed home me when i stay home: i should've gone out me when i'm around people: i want to be alone me when i'm alone: i want to be around people me when i'm mean to people: i need to be nicer me when i'm nice to people: i need to be meaner
mom: go do something me: like what? mom: something outside me: but then i miss out on whats happening on tumblr mom: *sighs* at least come to the store me: can i get food? mom: yes me: to the car mom: where did i go wrong?
me: Your ex is attractive. partner: Which one? me: Me. me: BYEEEE
Person: You're ugly Me: Good, I was trying to look like you today
*Me on a test* Brain: First write your name. Brain: Oh you need me right now? I'll just play every single song you know. Brain: Oh my! Your handwriting is so bad! Brain: Speed up, you snail! You're never gonna finish! Brain: And did you check the back of the paper. Brain: There's only twenty minutes left, hurry! Brain: Look at everybody! They've already finished! Brain: Hey, remember that time when your friend that hilarious thing? Brain: Quick! You have to give the paper! Brain: And I forgot to mention you got four questions wrong. Brain: Give the damn paper! Brain: You're gonna fail. Lol.
Me: Mom...Dad. I've decided to live on my own from now on. Parents: Ok, cool. Me: Your luggage is outside.
me: mom i got all A's mom: me: mom i cleaned the whole house mom: me: mom i don't do drugs and i'm not pregnant mom: mom: is this your cup on the table? me: yes mom: you never do anything right i do for you all day long and you do nothing for me but stress me out you are so out of control you are grounded if you think you had no life before you just wait i can't believe you treat your own mother this way get out of my sight
Teacher: Why are you late? Student: I'm late? Teacher: You just missed an entire period.. Student: Are you telling me I'm pregnant?
Me: Humans are horrible creatures. Me: Except band members they are perfect.
mom: did you get home safe? me: no i died a few times
Me: Mom, I have a boyfriend! Mom: Oh, cool. Does he exist? Me: Oh, lol, sure, mom. Mom: Does he know you exist? Me: Uhm, well.....
me: wow i finally understand math moves on to next question me: what the hell is this
me in the winter: how do you expect me to do things it's fucking freezing outside
me in the summer: how do you expect me to do things it's fucking hell outside