Future Psychiatrist

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Mental Illness Project

buhbuhbuhblueberry:

Hey Everyone! 

This a long post but please read to the end! 

I know I know some of you personally, and others I do not. 
My name is Lorin, and I am a BFA Performance and Production Theatre major at Texas State University, I am also in the Honors College, I am trying to graduate with a minor in honors. To do this I have to do a Thesis, Luckily I can do a creative thesis. This being said let me get to the point of this post:

Mental illness has played a large part in my life, in middle school I was diagnosed with severe depression, and though it is much, much better now I still have bumps in the road from time to time, we all do. It runs in my family, and also I have a brother that is Bipolar. My goal in life is to inspire people to not let their past control and hinder their futures, but to allow it to teach you to go forward in life and let it fuel you to continue to do better and achieve what you really want out of life. But this project isn’t about me, it is about you! I want to shed light on mental illness and to not look at it as a negative, but to shine light on it, that people with a mental illness are not that illness, but people with an illness. 

With that being said, here is why I am posting this, I need you! If you have a mental illness, or know someone with a mental illness I would appreciate hearing your story and/or your relationship with that person, to help me better understand and give each illness the respect it deserves. Do not feel pressured to give names, it can be anonymous, and I will respect your rights to confidentiality.   

So, now you may be asking what I am going to do with these stories? My plan is to write 4 or 5 (possibly more depending) monologues and have a corresponding makeup to represent each illness. Eventually these words and makeups will be brought to life and performed by the end of 2015. I will be sure to give credit in my writings, with your permission.

Please Message me through here or e-mail me at lorinmavis@gmail.com

Please reblog and be sure to share with family and friends. I would love to have a wide variety of experiences and perspectives.

Stay Strong, Positive, Breathe, and know it will get better even if it has to get worse first!

Much Love and Gratitude,

Lorin Craft

Ps. Feel free to continue to share your stories with me after my thesis is completed, who knows maybe it will turn into something more! 

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theleakypen:

ohmygosh you guys, the dawn room is the single best thing i’ve discovered on the Internet. If you feel at all crappy in any way, go on there right now. Seriously. Anything else you’re doing can wait. 

IM CRYING BECAUSE IT SAID TO THINK OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON OR WHATEVER AND I COULD ONLY THINK OF MY DOG SO THE ADVICE I TYPED IN WAS “GOOD DOG” AND IF THAT GETS SENT TO SOMEONE ELSE IM GONNA CRY

Reblogging again because this is absolutely beautiful. This doesn’t have nearly as many notes as it should, spread it around people. Help spread the love. Do it for me guys? *hugs* Love you all.


truly inspirational
no but really, this is actually pretty cool

I always reblog the dawn room, it has literally saved my life twice now. Even when I’m in an okay mood I get really emotional when I go here. It’s so important.

captain-boomerang:

nonbinarywillywonka:

thementalistinthetardis:

wwhatevver-ampora:

hungoverterezipyrope:

theleakypen:

ohmygosh you guys, the dawn room is the single best thing i’ve discovered on the Internet. If you feel at all crappy in any way, go on there right now. Seriously. Anything else you’re doing can wait. 

IM CRYING BECAUSE IT SAID TO THINK OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON OR WHATEVER AND I COULD ONLY THINK OF MY DOG SO THE ADVICE I TYPED IN WAS “GOOD DOG” AND IF THAT GETS SENT TO SOMEONE ELSE IM GONNA CRY

Reblogging again because this is absolutely beautiful. This doesn’t have nearly as many notes as it should, spread it around people. Help spread the love.

Do it for me guys? *hugs* Love you all.

truly inspirational

no but really, this is actually pretty cool

I always reblog the dawn room, it has literally saved my life twice now. Even when I’m in an okay mood I get really emotional when I go here. It’s so important.

(via thatoneshadyguy)

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Anonymous asked: So I was recently diagnosed with adjustment disorder, but what is it? I always thought I had depression. I remember having suicidal thoughts 3 years ago and I started cutting 1 year ago... even social anxiety would make sense. I've never heard of AD before... Is is it possible for it to last for years? Or is there more things wrong with me? Also what about medication? I think it would help but my mom won't let me. I don't think she understands how many times I've almost ended it all...

Hi, I actually wrote a short article on Adjustment Disorder which you can read right here (I do recommend you read it since it has a lot of condensed information).

That article gives you most of what you are looking for the only thing it lacks is information about treatment options. So I will tell you right here that it seems the main treatment for Adjustment Disorder is therapy however, medication is used to treat the depression or anxiety that may come with the disorder. 

I hope this helped and if you or anyone else who’s reading this has anymore questions feel free to ask. 

Filed under adjustment disorder tw cutting tw suicidal thoughts

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adorabledeathray:

I apologize if this is tilted or too bright, my scanner is iffy.
This is only a TASTE of what I got out of anxiety group, but I feel like I should post this first. I feel this will help most, just to start; to put a label to that thought and try to restructure that thought into something less accusing to yourself.
Other posts I hope to make in the future involve: Coping Statements, Anxiety Monitoring, Challenging Safety Behaviours, Worry vs. Problem Solving, Assertiveness + Boundaries, Breathing Exercises + Mindfulness
I hope this will be able to help people like it’s been helping me. Just remember that it takes dedication and lots of practice. There is a point where it does say to invoke anxiety little bits at a time and to let it happen instead of resisting and….I admit, I’m far from invoking it as much as I would like to.
Also keep in mind that this won’t for sure help EVERYONE, and it might be best to at least see a counselor or psychiatrist that will be able to cater to your individual needs.

adorabledeathray:

I apologize if this is tilted or too bright, my scanner is iffy.

This is only a TASTE of what I got out of anxiety group, but I feel like I should post this first. I feel this will help most, just to start; to put a label to that thought and try to restructure that thought into something less accusing to yourself.

Other posts I hope to make in the future involve: Coping Statements, Anxiety Monitoring, Challenging Safety Behaviours, Worry vs. Problem Solving, Assertiveness + Boundaries, Breathing Exercises + Mindfulness

I hope this will be able to help people like it’s been helping me. Just remember that it takes dedication and lots of practice. There is a point where it does say to invoke anxiety little bits at a time and to let it happen instead of resisting and….I admit, I’m far from invoking it as much as I would like to.

Also keep in mind that this won’t for sure help EVERYONE, and it might be best to at least see a counselor or psychiatrist that will be able to cater to your individual needs.

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My therapist:
Look at nature. Look at flowers. We never walk into our garden and say "Oh wouldn't that flower be so much more pretty if it were taller? Or red instead of pink?" No, we don't. Because nature was created perfect just as it is. And so are we. We are part of nature, we are how we're meant to be, we are perfect just as we are.