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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perspicious:

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
    
  1. Stay with us and keep calm.
    The last thing we need when we’re panicking, is to have someone else panicking with us.

  2. 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.

  3. Move us to a quiet place.
    We need time to think, to breathe. Being surrounded by people isn’t going to help.

  4. 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.

  5. Speak to us in short, simple sentences.

  6. Be predictable. Avoid surprises.

  7. 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.


CREDIT [X]  [X]

sahxyel:

naturalshocks:

figmentdotcom:

afternoonsnoozebutton:

Tip for all my student readers: if you’re too lazy to use a bibliography creator like NoodleBib or RefWorks, let Google generate your bibliography entries for you. All you have to do is google the article/book title in Google Scholar, click “cite” at the bottom of the search result, and copy either the MLA, APA, or Chicago cite into your word document. 

Signal boost because omg how did I not know this in college?



Since registration is starting soon I figure this is ample time to remind the six people who look at my Tumblr that citing your sources is really important in college and that this will be your best friend forever.
If you’re in high school and want to go to college? Learn to source! You’ll be way ahead of the curve and it’s 100% more important than knowing what the hell a predicate nominative is.
I use http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ to figure out how to cite for my papers, and it’s been quite useful for the three years I’ve been at this!

sahxyel:

naturalshocks:

figmentdotcom:

afternoonsnoozebutton:

Tip for all my student readers: if you’re too lazy to use a bibliography creator like NoodleBib or RefWorks, let Google generate your bibliography entries for you. All you have to do is google the article/book title in Google Scholar, click “cite” at the bottom of the search result, and copy either the MLA, APA, or Chicago cite into your word document. 

Signal boost because omg how did I not know this in college?

Since registration is starting soon I figure this is ample time to remind the six people who look at my Tumblr that citing your sources is really important in college and that this will be your best friend forever.

If you’re in high school and want to go to college? Learn to source! You’ll be way ahead of the curve and it’s 100% more important than knowing what the hell a predicate nominative is.

I use http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ to figure out how to cite for my papers, and it’s been quite useful for the three years I’ve been at this!

nai-volva:

luciferzsubmissivexxx:

keeperofspirits:

callmepan:

archiemcphee:

Self-taught Alaskan sculptor Lee Cross, known professionally as Wood Splitter Lee, creates incredible one of a kind fantasy creatures that are so remarkably lifelike they verge on creepy, which is just one of the things that makes them so awesome. All of Lee’s creatures are completely made by hand without the use of and patterns, molds or casts. Their bodies contain articulated skeletons wrapped with stuffing, making them very soft to handle and fully posable. They’re decorated with carefully hand-applied synthetic fur and paint. As you can see from these photos, some of Lee’s creatures are more fantastic in nature than others, but they’re all amazing to behold.

Lee’s creatures are available for purchase through weekly Auction Adoptions held on eBay.

To check out more of her phenomenal handmade creatures, visit Wood Splitter Lee’s DeviantArt gallery.

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Want.

there-are-cannibals-among-us I want these :[

nai-volva
look how cute!

Omg I need them

eggnored:


i know a lot of these background masterposts probably already exist, but i really love doing masterposts cause they’re really useful for me and hopefully other people??
**none of these pictures belong to me

backgrounds
pattern backgrounds { here }
gradient backgrounds { here }
sky backgrounds { here }
floral backgrounds { here }
nature backgrounds { here }
pixel backgrounds { here }
animated backgrounds { here }
eiffel tower backgrounds { here }
balloon backgrounds { here }
other backgrounds { here }
other pictures
transparent stuff { here }
banners { here }
sidebar pictures { here }
pixels { here }
themes (shortened from my other masterpost)
blogroll themes { here } 
network themes { here } 
url redirecting themes { here } 
collection of redux edits { here }
collection of personal themes { here }

eggnored:

i know a lot of these background masterposts probably already exist, but i really love doing masterposts cause they’re really useful for me and hopefully other people??

**none of these pictures belong to me

backgrounds

  • pattern backgrounds { here }
  • gradient backgrounds here }
  • sky backgrounds here }
  • floral backgrounds { here }
  • nature backgrounds { here }
  • pixel backgrounds { here }
  • animated backgrounds { here }
  • eiffel tower backgrounds here }
  • balloon backgrounds here }
  • other backgrounds here }

other pictures

  • transparent stuff here }
  • banners here }
  • sidebar pictures here }
  • pixels here }

themes (shortened from my other masterpost)

  • blogroll themes { here } 
  • network themes here } 
  • url redirecting themes here } 
  • collection of redux edits { here }
  • collection of personal themes { here }

literalstarlight:

rifa:

maxkirin:

So, let me guess— you just started a new book, right? And you’re stumped. You have no idea how much an AK47 goes for nowadays. I get ya, cousin. Tough world we live in. A writer’s gotta know, but them NSA hounds are after ya 24/7. I know, cousin, I know. If there was only a way to find out all of this rather edgy information without getting yourself in trouble…

You’re in luck, cousin. I have just the thing for ya.

It’s called Havocscope. It’s got information and prices for all sorts of edgy information. Ever wondered how much cocaine costs by the gram, or how much a kidney sells for, or (worst of all) how much it costs to hire an assassin?

I got your back, cousin. Just head over to Havocscope.

((PS: In case you’re wondering, Havocscope is a database full of information regarding the criminal underworld. The information you will find there has been taken from newspapers and police reports. It’s perfectly legal, no need to worry about the NSA hounds, cousin ;p))

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THANKS SO MUCH

cosenangel:

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Enjoy~

uorkshire:

hello hello so i’ve gathered a couple of links and websites that are incredibly helpful and just pretty frickin’ awesome, i’ve included books, movies, recipes, workouts, fashion, makeup, school etc. all the links work and are free. i hope this helps! :) (im making a second post soon) - inspired by this lovely post -
entertainment:
movies masterpost
movies for when you’re having a bad day
witch movies masterpost
movies/books masterpost
2013 movies masterpost
my mad fat diary season one and two
movies about love, partying etc.
watch free movies/tv online
masterpost of loads of cool games
list of studio ghibli movies
1000+ movies
fitness:
begginers workout
wide range of different workouts
song length workouts
home boot camp workouts
home workout
"no excuses" workout
fitness tips
food:
brownie in a mug
cookie in a mug
25 hot chocolate recipes
make a yummy smoothie
french bread pizza
homemade fruit roll ups
homemade candy
macaroni and cheese
masterpost of healthy snacks
healthy smoothies
healthy recipes
frozen strawberry yogurt
makeup:
winged eyeliner tutorial
makeup tips
makeup masterpost
hairstyles
eyeliner trick
40 makeup tips
smokey eye tutorial
messy bun tutorial
school/studying:
best learning website ever
math problem solver
back to school masterpost
how to write an essay
receive a kitten every time you answer an answer correctly
how to survive finals
studying websites
manage your study time
how to study properly
more:
coffee shop sounds
kawaii emoji’s
make a fake tweet
sound of rain
ultimate writers resource list
read books online for free
how to make tumblr themes
give food to the hungry
give food to shelter animals
always remember these
kill your anxiety
advice for trans
when to pee during a movie
enjoy!

uorkshire:

hello hello so i’ve gathered a couple of links and websites that are incredibly helpful and just pretty frickin’ awesome, i’ve included books, movies, recipes, workouts, fashion, makeup, school etc. all the links work and are free. i hope this helps! :) (im making a second post soon) - inspired by this lovely post -

entertainment:

  1. movies masterpost
  2. movies for when you’re having a bad day
  3. witch movies masterpost
  4. movies/books masterpost
  5. 2013 movies masterpost
  6. my mad fat diary season one and two
  7. movies about love, partying etc.
  8. watch free movies/tv online
  9. masterpost of loads of cool games
  10. list of studio ghibli movies
  11. 1000+ movies

fitness:

  1. begginers workout
  2. wide range of different workouts
  3. song length workouts
  4. home boot camp workouts
  5. home workout
  6. "no excuses" workout
  7. fitness tips

food:

  1. brownie in a mug
  2. cookie in a mug
  3. 25 hot chocolate recipes
  4. make a yummy smoothie
  5. french bread pizza
  6. homemade fruit roll ups
  7. homemade candy
  8. macaroni and cheese
  9. masterpost of healthy snacks
  10. healthy smoothies
  11. healthy recipes
  12. frozen strawberry yogurt

makeup:

  1. winged eyeliner tutorial
  2. makeup tips
  3. makeup masterpost
  4. hairstyles
  5. eyeliner trick
  6. 40 makeup tips
  7. smokey eye tutorial
  8. messy bun tutorial

school/studying:

  1. best learning website ever
  2. math problem solver
  3. back to school masterpost
  4. how to write an essay
  5. receive a kitten every time you answer an answer correctly
  6. how to survive finals
  7. studying websites
  8. manage your study time
  9. how to study properly

more:

  1. coffee shop sounds
  2. kawaii emoji’s
  3. make a fake tweet
  4. sound of rain
  5. ultimate writers resource list
  6. read books online for free
  7. how to make tumblr themes
  8. give food to the hungry
  9. give food to shelter animals
  10. always remember these
  11. kill your anxiety
  12. advice for trans
  13. when to pee during a movie

enjoy!