partybottom:

your life is worth living even if you’re “not doing anything”

your life is worth living even if you are “letting life pass you by”

your life is worth living even if you stay in bed all day every day watching netflix

you don’t have to be big, beloved, important, beautiful, wealthy or famous

there is dignity in just being

it is ok to be

you merely have to be

— Anonymous: is it technically considered sexual assault if I said no but then gave into verbal pressure? (begging and guilt tripping not threats)

I don’t think I can answer your question but here is a link about defining sexual assault and the definition of consent.

swolizard:

sometimes you’ve gotta compliment yourself and just be your own hype squad

— Anonymous: TW: so i went to a concert last night and i got sexually assaulted and i thought i was okay but now i keep on thinking about it more and i dont know what to do. i told a few people but they arent taking it as seriously as i am. i didnt know the guy who did it, i probably wont ever see him again, but the whole situation is fucking with my mental state...

My personal opinion is that you should talk to someone about it, but I’m definitely not qualified to give advice on this subject and I have no personal experience to relate it to.

I recommend talking to someone at blogs such as speakoutbeheard, always-a-survivor-never-a-victim, or mental-health-advice (although they’re a bit slow to answer messages). Also, I believe Kyle (radiantlyrecover-ed) might be able to help you and offer support also.

The Self-Care After Rape blog is a great resource for survivors. Here is their masterpost with links to resources for talking about and dealing with trauma, coping with triggers, self-care, flashbacks, PTSD, boundaries, consent/sex, and info for friends/family. (I’ll reblog it also)

Outside of Tumblr, there is an organization called RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) that has some resources for sexual assault hotlines and counseling centers. There’s also aftersilence.org which is a Rape & Sexual Abuse Survivor support group, message board and chat room. And here is a PDF for survivors with helpful information.

Stay strong and take care of yourself. <3

I kind of want to make a post on FB about Trich/BFRB Awareness Week but I don’t know what to say. I don’t want it to come off as attention seeking, but I do want to spread awareness for something that’s very real and important to me.

What do you guys think?

— Anonymous: Not that you particularly care, but things are getting bad again and I know I don't have the strength to fight this time. I've been saving my meds, and this time I'm on meds that can do real damage if not kill me. And it scares me that I'm getting bad again. I don't know what to do anymore.

Of course I care. I’m worried about you. But you do have the strength to fight this. You are beautiful and precious. You don’t deserve to die. There are reasons to live. I know things are really rough right now and it probably seems like things can never get better but they can. But they can’t if you’re dead, hun. Suicide isn’t the answer. I need you to talk to someone you trust about how you’re feeling. And please stop saving your meds, and dispose of the ones you have already. It’s really important that you don’t give up. If you need someone to talk to, here is a crisis chat service and here is a list of hotlines. Please don’t give up, and please don’t kill yourself. You’re not alone, and things can get better.

— Anonymous: I'm really scared I'm going to fail college because it's so hard to do anything, including homework. I can't focus and I just want to die.

Oh hun. I’m sorry. But I can tell you right now that dying isn’t the answer to your problems. I know a lot of colleges have a support system, both for academics and general counseling. Is that something you can try? You aren’t a failure. Please don’t give up. See if there are things you can do to change your situation or get some help. And talk to someone, because that’s really important.

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