No matter how terrible your depression and anxiety may feel, the prognosis for recovery is excellent. You may be convinced that your own case is so bad, so overwhelming and hopeless, that you are the one person who will never get well, no matter what. But sooner or later, the clouds have a way of blowing away and the sky begins to shine again.

-David D. Burns, “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy” (via johappie)


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WHEN ALL OTHER COPING SKILLS FAIL

whatshouldwecallarttherapy:


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If they miss you, they’ll call. If they want you, they’ll say it. If they care, they’ll show it. And if not, they aren’t worth your time.

-Lessons Learned in Life (via onlinecounsellingcollege)


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When my therapist asks about my “thought process”

unaverageconfessions:

I’m just like:


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7 Ingredients for a Happy Life

onlinecounsellingcollege:

1. Decide to let go of worry and “what ifs”

2. Work on developing your self-confidence

3. Forgive yourself, and others, and let go of grievances

4. Be open and warm in your relationships

5. Don’t compare yourself with other people

6. Define own success

7. Be optimistic, and keep on persevering.


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sydneyybrett:

spot on.

The next time you feel you have to defend something about yourself, ask yourself, why am I feeling I must defend this? Be willing to let your heart and wisdom smile upon people, sending them your love and acceptance. Do not feel you must say anything. Be who you are. Do not try to be perfect all the time.

-Orin (via onlinecounsellingcollege)


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namiorg:

If other illnesses were treated like depression.
perkins-psychology:

Here are some quick facts about anxiety disorders.

When you love someone… truly love them, friend or lover, you lay your heart open to them. You give them a part of yourself that you give to no one else, and you let them inside a part of you that only they can hurt—you literally hand them the razor with a map of where to cut deepest and most painfully on your heart and soul. And when they do strike, it’s crippling—like having your heart carved out. It leaves you naked and exposed, wondering what you did to make them want to hurt you so badly when all you did was love them. What is so wrong with you that no one can keep faith with you? That no one can love you? To have it happen once is bad enough… but to have it repeated? Who in their right mind would not be terrified of that?

-Sherrilyn Kenyon (via onlinecounsellingcollege)


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colormemanfers:

ayalynn:

livinglifetwowheeler:

And that boys and girls is why you are supposed to wear a helmet. 

Holy fUCK

THIS. ALL THE TIME THIS. I see so many motorcyclists not wearing helmets these days and I get so scared for them! Please wear a helmet all the time! On your motorcycle? Helmet. On your bike? Helmet. Skateboard? Helmet. First day of High School? Helmet. Last day of High School? Helmet. Going for a leisurely stroll? MOTHERFUCKING HELMET.
Helmets, guys.


then-it-fell-apart:

i hope one day you are at peace with yourself. i hope you can take a shower without crying and you can close your eyes without thinking about your funeral. i hope one day you start singing in the shower again and are happy for no reason. i hope you get better, because you really deserve to. 

(via thisisnotmyfairytaleendingg)


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