…a lot of DM’s about questions of depression and mental health, generally from readers who are fond of my work and and struggling with these issues themselves. Some of them indicate that they are having suicidal thoughts and so of course, I worry.
I have to say categorically, I just am not qualified to say much about this topic. I did suffer from depression a good while back but am in no way knowledgeable enough to speak on the subject and am convinced that my opinions will be utterly unhelpful. Essentially, my opinions come down to the idea that you are a person of worth and value and I hope for better days ahead.
As I said, I struggled with depression for a number of years due mostly to family and health issues. I know that for me, just having people think I had a value and that things might get better DID help, slowly but surely. But that was just for me, and clearly it would be naive to think that helps everyone.
So there is probably not much I can say that would be helpful. What I would ask is that those of you struggling through these dark times give another chance to getting help, through therapy, a doctor, a support group, or whatever it is that you think is worth trying. I know sometimes things seem pretty hopeless. But I do believe pretty much everyone has worth and value. I do believe that there are joyful things that we can cling to, even when times are very bleak.
So, I am posting this thread so that those who wish to can share what they do to cope, in the hope that it might also help others. Please only share if you feel comfortable doing so, but it might be that the exact thing that helps you will help someone else in a similar situation.
And again, I am not at all qualified to speak to this, but it does seem to me that if you like this stuff, fantasy and comics and film and music and art, that you are likely a creative person in some way, and the world always needs creative thinkers. And if this stuff brings you joy, you really are not alone in that, we see countless thousands who feel the same way right here on Tumblr and elsewhere online every day, many of whom have been through what you are going through.
If you have found something that helps you, and can share it here, please do.
The best advice I ever got was not to look at living as an “All or Nothing” deal. Sometimes the thought of not killing yourself and going on for 60+ years is horrifying.
Don’t think of it like that. Think “I’m not going to kill myself this week.” If that’s too much, think “I’m not going to kill myself today” or even “I’m not going to kill myself in this next five minutes.”
I know this sounds counter-intuitive, but realize that you can always kill yourself later. So you don’t have to do it right now.
It’s not “All or Nothing.” Thirty more seconds of life is thirty more seconds of life. Thirty more seconds to hold on just a bit longer. Thirty more seconds to see if you can can get past this spike of emotion and pain just like you did all those other times before.
Don’t you let anyone tell you you’re a coward or that you’re weak. That’s bullshit.
Living with suicidal depression is way the hell up there on the list of Bravest Things Anyone Has Ever Done. It’s like fighting a cougar and a shark at the same fucking time.
However long you fight this, you are a hero for lasting just as long as you have.
Drow: You may be here to convert all the wood elves, but I’m here to seduce them.
Dwarf: Wait - the men or the women?
Drow: Sorry. I guess I didn’t make that very clear. All of them.
Lot of people having lots of problems.
Sometimes I wish the world would just slow down a minute and let everyone catch up.
i accepted a job offer today!!! i’ll be making decent money too! i start April 15th, and it will probably be a month after that before i start getting paid. so, donations are still VERY needed and INCREDIBLY appreciated, i’d still really like to get out of this abusive living situation before then if i can, or soon after. any support will be met with immense gratitude, as without the help of every kind person who has contributed to me in any way (even just reblogging this and my other posts …just thanks ok you’re all awesome) i would not be even close to where i am rn. unfortunately im still struggling to feed myself, afford my medications, and now as an added expense i need a few reliable professional attire items for when i start the job. i’m so close to being able to support myself, i just need a little more help from anyone who can. ily all and thanks for caring
Hey, my partner Gabe tendergender and I are currently in an intensely shitty and abusive living situation and we need out ASAP.
We cannot afford monetary compensation for anyone who can take us in; I can offer to cook and do light housework, but we cannot afford rent or really to spend much on food either
We do not plan to stay much longer than a few weeks; mostly we are asking for a roof over our heads and a safe place to be while we get back on our feet
Our situation is really dire and we would appreciate an immediate an offer as possible; we really can’t stand to be here for more than the next few days
Even if you cannot offer us shelter or don’t live in la I would really really appreciate reblogs or donations;; thank you