If someone comes up to you and says “my gut really hurts, I looked it up and I’m 100% sure it’s my appendix” we don’t go YEAH RIGHT , ONLY DOCTORS KNOW ABOUT APPENDIXES, FAKER
we go ‘oh my god’ and drive them to the hospital. Why are brain things any different
I think self diagnosis is given a lot of crap by ppl … especially when directed at teens who often don’t have any control over getting help or seeking an outside diagnosis. Researching your own symptoms can be almost literally life saving. I researched mine as a teen years before I was diagnosed and did so on my own because I was terrified that my parents wouldn’t be supportive of me asking to see a therapist, and I was very close to being Correct in my findings
However, I thought I had OCD, ie my symptoms were very close and it runs in my family—but I didn’t, I have GAD. They are both anxiety disorders with overlapping symptoms and GAD also runs in the fam so…therefore I also don’t agree with the idea that ppl who seek professional diagnoses are wrong or giving into the ~MAN~ or w/e because like…maybe there’s a better approach out there that a therapist or psychologist can help you find! It’s not wrong to seek that out
I needed a professional diagnosis to be able to approach my illness in the most productive way. But I also got started on the path to getting the help I needed by self-diagnosing, and I think I was able to understand my illness faster because of it.
So like…I do encourage people to seek outside help if they feel they may need it/are able to do so, whether that be emotionally or financially or whatever, but I don’t agree w/ people who crap all over folks for self-diagnosing, because I’ve done both and I understand both. I don’t automatically discount someone’s diagnosis because they diagnosed themselves—I don’t know them better than they do!
Whatever process you feel best suits you and your needs is something people should respect…Everyone has the right to approach their identities in whatever way is best for them
The single most toxic thing I was brought up believing is that being Adult and Responsible and Good starts with doing everything completely alone and without help
What it’s really about is learning where and when you need help, how much help you need, and knowing when to reach out and ask for the help you need to function at your ideal level
People were never meant to live alone
british roe deers are so small though…little angry deer
Watchin animal rescue videos and it’s always soooo sad when the animal is too hurt and has to be put down like …ITS SO SAD!! But these people have patched up and released like 30 animals before they got to this deer who was too injured so yknow ..THEYRE DOIN A GOOD THING. I get invested in animal rescues
jack the ripper identified
*swat team descends on graveyard*
we fuckin got him now
i just lost 4 followers