Today’s been a mixed bag, but: we mustn’t dwell… no, not today. We CAN’T. Not on NEW NEIL GAIMAN BOOK day!
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.
That would be Arrested Development here. WELP.
Now the story of a wealthy family who lost everything, and the one boy who lost all of his friends because he quoted them way too often in his daily life.
Game of Thrones.
Well, it’s been nice knowing you all.
Emmerdale. Frak my life.
Best stock up on that rock salt tomorrow.
Gonna go work in the local government of Pawnee, Indiana now. Gotta fill in the pit. Cya. Knopes out!
My dancing skills get me to Hollywood, then the Top 20, then Mary’s Hot Tamale Train! Woooo wooooooo!
Hahahahah! My Cat from Hell!
CSI:Miami - YEAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
Magnum, P.I. - I’m ok with this.
OH GOD. THE LAST SHOW I WATCHED WAS A DOCUMENTARY ON THE BATTLE OF STALINGRAD. THIS IS THE WORST THING EVER. I JUST HOPE I AM ON THE RUSSIAN SIDE AND NOT THE GERMAN SIDE. PLEASE.
Oh dear. That would be Defiance. I’m kinda doomed.
Greetings, Tumblr. I have an advanced review copy of The Dream Thieves to give away.
Reblog this cover and I shall pick a random winner from the reblogs at 9:30 pm EST tonight (June 5). (it’s international).
ETA: Yes, reblog BY 9:30 p.m., not AT 9:30 p.m. (thank you, asker).
ETA Further: I think I shall give away two of them to Tumblr people, actually.
ETA FURTHER FURTHER: Wow! I can’t believe how many folks are reblogging. In light of that, I’m going to add two more ARCs — I just made sure I had enough to do that — and do a second drawing at 10 a.m. EST tomorrow morning. (If you don’t win the first drawing tonight, you’re still entered in the the second drawing, so don’t enter again, please!)
I NEED THIS MY PRECIOUS.
…not so much an exaggeration. The Raven Boys is the best book I’ve read this year, and trying to articulate that often involves flailing arms.
i just… I don’t even understand how this WORKS.
I guess a pack full of Alpha’s gotta have superpowers, right? Wonder Twins Werewolf activate! Blind man is his own seeing eye dog! See the Strong Man throw Scott all about an average-sized elevator! And… Kali!
Loved her fierceness so much!
So freakin’ pissed about what happened this episode. I mean, really? Really, show? She doesn’t even have a name!
I’ve just listed 10 signed box canvas prints (28” x 15.5” x 1.5” deep (approx)) of “The Adoration Of Elphie” (Wicked / The Wizard Of Oz) up on the eBay!
They went pretty quickly last time - so grab yours while you can :)
Thanks for your loveliness, as always!
I can’t spend $225 on this, but it’d sure be nice if I could.
Over forty years later:
((I will never not reblog this.))
Whoa, wait, is that really RDJ? Did he really say that?!
It is really RDJ, in his first role of “Puppy” in Pound.
However, that doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the actual dialogue (as far as I’ve been able to find): here’s a Youtube link.
The one where Tiger Jack helps with the laundry. Or maybe just wants to show Lord Vader who’s boss.
Black Pasta Amatriciana
Purple Banana. (It sounds like a really unpleasant illness.)
non-existant fruit-by-the-foot is the BEST starship name
The Black Grape…
The Nothing Pie.
Pink-with-white-flourishes Fried Okra.