Rachel | 23 | Atlanta
Music is why I live. BANDS. FANDOMS. DISNEY. I'm a weirdo. Come be weird with me...
|The original post only has US helplines. I've added UK helplines underneath. It would be great if people could add numbers from everywhere in the world.|
|Eating Disorders Hotline:||1-847-831-3438|
|Rape and Sexual Assault:||1-800-656-4673|
|Runaway:||1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000|
|Exhale:||After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253|
|Samaritans (for any problem):||08457909090 e-mail email@example.com|
|Childline (for anyone under 18 with any problem):||08001111|
|Mind infoline (mental health information):||0300 123 3393 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mind legal advice (for people who need mental-health related legal advice):||0300 466 6463 email@example.com|
|b-eat eating disorder support:||0845 634 14 14 (only open Mon-Fri 10.30am-8.30pm and Saturday 1pm-4.30pm) e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|b-eat youthline (for under 25's with eating disorders):||08456347650 (open Mon-Fri 4.30pm - 8.30pm, Saturday 1pm-4.30pm)|
|Cruse Bereavement Care:||08444779400 e-mail: email@example.com|
|Frank (information and advice on drugs):||0800776600|
|Rape Crisis England & Wales:||0808 802 9999 1(open 2 - 2.30pm 7 - 9.30pm) e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rape Crisis Scotland:||08088 01 03 02 every day, 6pm to midnight|
|India Self Harm Hotline:||00 08001006614|
|India Suicide Helpline:||022-27546669|
|Kids Help Phone (Canada):||1-800-668-6868, Free and available 24/7|
|Czech Republic:||222-580-697, 476-701-908|
|Trinidad and Tobago:||868-645-2800|
I absolutely HATE feeling like this. I get so down, sad, empty, lonely and upset. It makes me feel worthless and my mind’s a mess.
No one needs me. They’re all having fun without me. And if I’d disappear, no one would even bother to notice it.
I had a therapist once who called it “The lenor woman”, referring to a textil softener ad (called Lenor) in the 90s.
There is this woman who has finished all her house chores, including the washing, but a shadow comes out of her, frowning and looking at the freshly washed clothing. “That could be so much softener, nicer, do it again.” So the woman washes the clothing again - this time with Lenor. The point of the ad is reached, lenor makes everything fresher blabla, and in the end the shadow crosses its arms in front of its chest and says “Why didn’t you do that before?”
As silly as the analogy seems, it’s pretty much how I feel most of the time. My inner Lenor woman tells me I could do better, more, that I fail at everything, that everyone is better off without me, that I should improve myself, that nothing is good enough.
And when I try, and do something good, it/she discredits it by saying “Why not do it like that in the first place?!”
i was making a lot of mistakes and then my archery instructor said:
“you make mistakes because you’re focusing on the target and not on your actions”
and i was like woah
thanks for giving me the best life advice i’ve ever gotten
guys just think about how applicable this is to EVERYFUCKINGTHING