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drakefanclub:

I can’t decide who’s me


I’m the grandmother.
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kickstarter:

A Day in the Life of a Musician by Erik Satie
aem9296:

Sorry I can’t stop with these photos I just cry every time my mom takes a photo of him
perspicious:


WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:    Stay with us and keep calm.The last thing we need when we’re panicking, is to have someone else panicking with us.
Offer medicine if we usually take it during an attack.You might have to ask whether or not we take medicine- heck, some might not; but please, ask. It really helps.
Move us to a quiet place.We need time to think, to breathe. Being surrounded by people isn’t going to help.
Don’t make assumptions about what we need. Ask.We’ll tell you what we need. Sometimes; you may have to ask- but never assume.
Speak to us in short, simple sentences.
Be predictable. Avoid surprises.
Help slow our breathing by breathing us or by counting slowly to 10.As odd as it sounds, it works.


                                                                                                                 


WHAT YOU SHOULDN’T DO:1. Say, “You have nothing to be panicked about.”We know. We know. We know. And because we know we have nothing to be panicked about, we panic even more. When I realize that my anxiety is unfounded, I panic even more because then I feel like I’m not in touch with reality. It’s unsettling. Scary.Most of the time, a panic attack is irrational. Sometimes they stem from circumstances — a certain couch triggers a bad memory or being on an airplane makes you claustrophobic or a break up causes you to flip your lid — but mostly, the reasons I’m panicking are complex, hard to articulate or simply, unknown. I could tell myself all day that I have no reason to be having a panic attack and I would still be panicking. Sometimes, because I’m a perfectionist, I become even more overwhelmed when I think my behaviour is “unacceptable” (as I often believe it is when I’m panicking). I know it’s all in my mind, but my mind can be a pretty dark and scary place when it gets going.Alternate suggestion: Say, “I understand you’re upset. It is okay. You have a right to be upset and I am here to help.”2. Say, “Calm down.”This reminds me of a MadTV sketch where Bob Newhart plays a therapist who tells his patients to simply “Stop it!” whenever they express anxiety or fear. As a sketch, it’s funny. In real life, it’s one of the worst things you can do to someone having a panic attack. When someone tells me to “stop panicking” or to “calm down,” I just think, “Oh, okay. I haven’t tried that one. Hold on, let me get out a pen and paper and jot that down, you jerk.”Instead of taking action so that they do relax, simply telling a panicking person to “calm down” or “stop it” does nothing. No-thing.Alternate suggestion: The best thing to do is to listen and support. In order to calm them down without the generalities, counting helps.3. Say, “I’m just going to leave you alone for a minute.”Being left alone while panicking makes my heart race even harder. The last thing I want is to be left by myself with my troubled brain. Many of my panic attacks spark from over-thinking and it’s helpful to have another person with me, not only for medical reasons (in case I pass out or need water) but also it’s helpful to have another person around to force me to think about something other than the noise in my head.Alternate suggestion: It sometimes helps me if the person I’m with distracts me by telling me a story or sings to me. I need to get out of my own head and think about something other than my own panic.4. Say, “You’re overreacting.”Here’s the thing: I’m not. Panic attacks might be in my head, but I’m in actual physical pain. If you’d cut open your leg, no one would be telling you you’re overreacting. It’s a common trope in mental health to diminish the feelings or experience of someone suffering from anxiety or panic because there’s no visible physical ailment and because there’s no discernible reason for the person to be having such a strong fear reaction.The worst thing you can tell someone who is panicking is that they are overreacting.Alternate suggestion: Treat a panic attack like any other medical emergency. Listen to what the person is telling you. Get them water if they need it. It helps me if someone rubs my back a little. If you’re in over your head, don’t hesitate to call 911 (or whatever the emergency services number is where you are). But please, take the person seriously. Mental health deserves the same respect as physical health.



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"I never realized what a big deal that was. How amazing it is to find someone who wants to hear about all the things that go on in your head."Nina LaCour, Hold Still (via safeguards)

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Sad news.
Dance With Fate "bolted and crashed into a fence while on the track at Del Mar prepping for the upcoming San Diego Handicap…”After colliding with the fence, he was removed to trainer Peter Eurton’s Del Mar barn by ambulance, “where he was attended to by veterinarians for an apparent injury to his right rear leg. But efforts to save the 3-year-old colt were unsuccessful.”
Read more here.
Rest In Peace, little Dancer. :-(16 February 2011 - 24 July 2014
Photo: AP Photo/Charlie RiedelDance With Fate at Churchill Downs, April 2014
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11 year old gives wheelchairs to those in need
"I thought, ‘What if I couldn’t walk or run or ride my bike? What would that be like?’ " he says. "I wanted to help make life easier for somebody who couldn’t walk or run and didn’t have money for a wheelchair to help them get around." 
 Recently, Zack sold 80 quarts of lemonade and 350 dozen cookies baked by his mom, which earned him $5,300, which bought him 37 wheelchairs that he shipped to Guatemala, Guam and 53 other countries. 
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dash-ketchum:

yet—another—url:

baital:

patrickthomson:

this is your periodic reminder that old-timey medicines did not fuck around

One Night of ceasing to give a single fuck about anything, let alone a cough.
NyQuil’s got nothing on this shit.

Omg and it was a compound? What other ingredients did you have to mix it with?! THAT wasn’t enough?!

that One Night will be your LAST night fuck around wit this shit dawg

Lol “skillfully combined with a handful of other ingredients”

These niggas said “fuck a cough” and “fuck everything”.

NIGHT NIGHT MOTHERFUCKER

I love that there’s fucking chloroform in this shit. Like, go the fuck to sleep.