April172014
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Found this and couldn’t wait till tomorrow. Miss these beach days  #throwbackwednesday #IdoWhatIWant

Found this and couldn’t wait till tomorrow. Miss these beach days #throwbackwednesday #IdoWhatIWant

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halfcrackabutaniggatoo:

itsmethe5footer:

pas-une-ange:

relevant

the original “Muhfuckas never loved us…”

way too relevant.

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April152014

Clinical depression. noun; 

a depression so severe as to be considered abnormal, either becauseof no obvious environmental causes, or because  the reaction to unfortunate life circumstances is  more intense or prolonged than would generally be expected 

Been trying to figure out how to compose this “blog.” I honestly was inspired by one of my professors. It’s a rumor that everyone in the profession of psychology is crazy…starting to believe its true. Here I am getting my masters in social work and still battling my clinical depression. There are some days I wake up feeling as good as ecstasy.  Other days I want to stay in and watch movies ALL DAY Who do I tell? Is there a reason to not?

At this stage in the game I am using the term “battling clinical depression.” This means I have realized its an illness and I’m trying to cope. It’s so crazy one day for 22 hours will be all smiles and the last 2 are hell. I’ve always said what the hell is wrong with me? Finally, I get it to not question it and just learn to deal. 

After turning 21 I told myself I would treat myself to a therapist. That was my way of justifying I needed to see one. I’ve been in need of one all my life. After the first session I was immediately prescribed prozac. After about a year I went into “I don’t need medicine” mode and I totally went cold turkey. After about 6 months of being in hell I finally broke down and was like “I need this shit.” This led to another depressive episode where I felt “I can’t fix myself” and feelings of incapability as a person, that I need a pill to sustain me. 

Depression is a chemical imbalance. it is literally not enough serotonin activity in your brain or serotonin being received and it influences mood. It is still not known weather low levels of serotonin cause depression or depression causes the levels of serotonin to drop (like which came first the chicken or the egg scenario). But there are ways to help coping with the imbalance.

Just like people with illnesses such as diabetes, allergies, asthma you take medicine to help the effects. So why is there such a stigma with mental health? We as society are still figuring it out but until then I will be part of the prozac nation and be so grateful. I say all that to say this it is okay to be depressed, sometimes people don’t understand and thats okay just give yourself a chance to find peace and take safe routes to get there. 

National hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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April142014

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April132014
goodaesthetic:

Vivien T. Thomas, Cardiac surgeon pioneer

Without any education past high school, Thomas rose above poverty and racism to become a cardiac surgery pioneer and a teacher of operative techniques to many of the country’s most prominent surgeons. Vivien Thomas was the first African American without a doctorate to perform open heart surgery on a white patient in the United States.

What a bad ass, and might I add attractive to boot.

goodaesthetic:

Vivien T. Thomas, Cardiac surgeon pioneer

Without any education past high school, Thomas rose above poverty and racism to become a cardiac surgery pioneer and a teacher of operative techniques to many of the country’s most prominent surgeons. Vivien Thomas was the first African American without a doctorate to perform open heart surgery on a white patient in the United States.

What a bad ass, and might I add attractive to boot.

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