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We had a lot of trouble with western mental health workers who came here immediately after the genocide and we had to ask some of them to leave.

They came and their practice did not involve being outside in the sun where you begin to feel better. There was no music or drumming to get your blood flowing again. There was no sense that everyone had taken the day off so that the entire community could come together to try to lift you up and bring you back to joy. There was no acknowledgement of the depression as something invasive and external that could actually be cast out again.

Instead they would take people one at a time into these dingy little rooms and have them sit around for an hour or so and talk about bad things that had happened to them. We had to ask them to leave.


~A Rwandan talking to a western writer, Andrew Solomon, about his experience with western mental health and depression.

From The Moth podcast, ‘Notes on an Exorcism’. (via jacobwren)

I’ve sometimes thought that holding therapy sessions outside, in the sun, with soothing music would be far more therapeutic than sitting in an office. Looks like I might be right.

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"I know that I’m an adult, but I need a higher level adult."

words that just left my lips and describe my current life. (via enjolrastopheles)

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Just saw a woman say “kinky is my sexual orientation” and my eyes rolled so far back into my head that I can actually see the wrinkles in my brain

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Do you ever have that moment when a kid is looking at you and you realize that they’re looking at you as a grown up? Then its like no child im a children too, dont. Im sorry my outward appearance confuses you.

MY 4 YR OLD SISTER thinks of me as a grown up and i absolutely cannot deal with that

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Omfg can I have this pls



Omfg can I have this pls

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thank you so much emily!!!!

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Be kind to yourself. Stop telling yourself that whatever you are struggling with “should” be easy. If something is hard for you, it is hard for you. There are probably Reasons, though those may just be how you are wired. Acknowledge these things. When you finish something hard, be proud! Celebrate a little.

And really, just stop saying “should” to yourself about your thoughts and feelings in any context. You feel how you feel. The things in your head are the things in your head. You can’t change either directly through sheer force of will. You can only change what you do. Stop beating yourself up for who and what you are right now–it isn’t productive. Focus on moving forward.


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baby steps to learning to love yourself :

- look in the mirror everyday and say “wow i’m super cute”

- drink lots of h20 

- wear whatever you’d like and don’t let anyone stop you

- ignore the scale

- eat lots of strawberries

- spend time with nature

- do things that make YOU feel good

- you got this

- i believe in you

- you’re worth it

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Easy self-care for the home-bound and rotten-feeling:

  1. Take everything off your face— cleanse, tone, moisturize.
  2. Brush your teeth (if possible, use a new toothbrush, just like Drake said).
  3. Drink two big glasses of water at a comfortable, but speedy pace.
  4. Do something you love but don’t usually do— listen to your favorite album from start to finish and do nothing else. Watch a stupid movie while you give yourself a pedicure. Sit under a bunch of blankets with a fan on you. Indulge a little and be generous to yourself. Don’t worry about being a teensy bit wasteful.
  5. Look at your favorite pictures of yourself. Soak in how cute you really are.
  6. Plan a big trip, even if you can’t go. Look at everything; locations, prices, and whatever you want to see. They’ll be there when you can go, and you already know all about them.
  7. Do some low-impact, low-commitment exercise. Yoga, walking, even just some stretches to get that tension out of your body.
  8. Drink something hot and comforting— coffee, tea, milk and honey, hot chocolate, whatever.
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"Destroy the idea that men should respect women because we are their daughters, mothers, and sisters. Reinforce the idea that men should respect women because we are people."

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