by content writer Rev. Katie Norris. Reposted from Rev. Katie’s blog, Bipolar Spirit on March 29, 2013

Picture if you will for a moment, a doctors office. A husband and wife sit across the desk from the doctor and he has just told them that the wife has cancer. She will need surgery, weekly…

"Suicidal feelings are not the same as giving up on life. Suicidal feelings often express a powerful and overwhelming need for a different life. Suicidal feelings can mean, in a desperate and unyielding way, a demand for something new. Listen to someone who is suicidal and you often hear a need for change so important, so indispensable, that they would rather die than go on living without the change. And when the person feels powerless to make that change happen, they become suicidal.

Help comes when the person identifies the change they want and starts to believe it can actually happen. Whether it is overcoming an impossible family situation, making a career or study change, standing up to an oppressor, gaining relief from chronic physical pain, igniting creative inspiration, feeling less alone, or beginning to value their self worth, at the root of suicidal feelings is often powerlessness to change your life – not giving up on life itself.


— Will Hall, Living with suicidal feelings (via madness-narrative)

(via chronicallyinvisible)

"There was another life that I might have had, but I am having this one."

— Kazuo Ishiguro (via observando)


So in the wake of last night’s Grey’s Anatomy, i”ve been thinking a lot about my attachment to fictional characters. There are lots of characters I like, but when I truly LOVE a character, it’s a different experience. Those characters make me cry, make me angry, make me FEEL. It’s intense.


Toby Ziegler (West Wing)

Dr. Gregory House (House)

"There is really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’, there is only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard"

— Arundhati Roy (via raygender)

(Source: autistickanaya, via zuky)


by Rachel Cohen-Rottenberg
Content Manager and Writer

The only disability in life is a bad attitude

[The graphic show a photo of a man in a power wheelchair. We see him from the back. The text next to the photo reads, “The only disability in life is a bad attitude. — Scott Hamilton.”]

I have such…


Yep. I have the flu. Influenza A. If that wasn’t enough, that nasty virus decided to spawn a bacterial respiratory infection. Which means I’ve been off kineret for over a week and I’m a mucus-y mess.

It’s not fun. High fever, diarrhea, glands so swollen and muscle aches so bad they rival the…

Just to add:

Getting a flu shot should not just be about protecting yourself - it is also in service of the community and public health.

I have a rare illness called Common Variable Immunodeficiency. One of the features of the illness is an inability to be vaccinated because by body does not mount a response and produce antigens.

So people like me depend on everyone else to reduce the risk. By getting a flu shot, you can help to save others’ lives.



This rules.

What the beer commercial should’ve been.



This rules.

What the beer commercial should’ve been.

(Source: kittiezandtittiez)