and then every time it gets close to christmas i reblog the fuck out this one
I’ve reblogged this 3 times this week
why the hell not
omfg I love this
This is so important
Their son/daughter kills him/herself “I didn’t know he/she was having serious problems”
"Why would you try to kill yourself?" "Why do you do this to us?" "Do you think you are the only one with emotions and problems?" "Why don’t you talk to us??"
Some parents honestly just don’t know how bad it is. I talked to my mom about a rough time I had last year while I was at college. She knew I was struggling but thought it was just stress because I didn’t want her to know it was more. She didn’t know how to help me because I didn’t let her. Yes, some parents don’t get it. But sometimes you have to give them the chance to help you too.
A few months back, I came out to my mom about my seasonal depression, and how I’ve struggled in school over the winter because of it. She acted like I was completely insane. I tried bringing up examples of when she was clearly depressed, and she denied that she ever felt that way. She refused to accept how I was feeling, and then told me how it’s stupid to kill yourself because she believes we carry our problems into the afterlife. Instead of hearing me out, she twisted the conversation to be about her, and never revisited the issues I had. Granted, my mother has some undiagnosed mental conditions as well, but I feel like there’s a heavy stigma toward people with depression that was getting in the way. From experience, I’ve noticed her generation often does not take depression very seriously. If anyone else out there has gone through this, you’re not alone!
I made friends with my professor and now she’s asked me to take a graduate-level wildlife conservation course she’s teaching next semester focusing on wolves, and she’s helping me find activist opportunities through the humane society and lajsdlakfsjd everything is falling into place @u@ In a couple weeks I’ll be gathering signatures to protect wolves in Michigan from being hunted next year. I’m ecstatic!
reblogged this last year too
oops, i meant that as a joint statement! Like, “I want chinese food but ALSO i want this horrible thing to stop!” >___<
I really want chinese food and the objectification of animals and nature for fashion to stop
Bob Ross seemed like a joke when I was a kid. I’d watch here and there, simply because he came on RIGHT after my cartoons. But his words speak to me now that I’m an adult, and I hate that he’s no longer here for me to appreciate him the way he deserved.
This guy used to be a military general. He got inspired to paint after being stationed in Alaska and seeing the mountains and serene landscape around him. He also made friends with squirrels and other animals that he started painting.