Thursday, June 5, 2014
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I have spent my whole life scared. Frightened of things that could happen, might happen, might not happen. 50 years I spent like that, finding myself awake at 3 in the morning. But you know what? Ever since my diagnosis, I sleep just fine. I came to realize, it’s that fear that’s the worst of it. That’s the real enemy. So.. get up, get out of your world, and you kick that bastard as hard as you can right in the teeth.
Walter White (Breaking Bad)
Please reblog if you know anyone who might take party drugs.
I’m not an emt yet, but everytime I see someone do drugs, I just hope they’re smart enough to remember these points.
As an nurse with ER experience, same thing. Dear God please just tell us what you took. I will not tell anyone from law enforcement or your parents or whoever, I just need to know so I can save your life. Please.
you know doctor patient confidentiality? yeah that extends to EMT’s as well so basically unless you murdered somebody when they pick you up they aren’t going to tell the police because its not their responsibility to do that only if you turn up with giant stab wounds and full of lead will they call the police cause its obvious something serious has happened to you and not just some misguided judgements also it stops you getting the wrong treatment and possibly dying or becoming worse off in the waiting room of A&E.
as someone who will be a registered nurse very soon - this is important
also LOOK AFTER YOUR MATES
the amount of times I have uttered the words “i’m not interested in kicking anyone out, I just want to be able to give the paramedics the right information so they can help her” when i was running music festivals >:O\
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Kitta recovers? turned 2 today!
I started this blog when I first went into a drug recovery program and can proudly say I’ve been clean a year now. I feel great (although there’s still ups and downs obviously) and have someone wonderful in my life now.
My experiences with AA and NA were not totally positive and I’m not sure whether to recommend them to anyone struggling, who is by definition at that point vulnerable. I stopped attending when members of the group repeatedly told me I wouldn’t be ‘clean’ until I was off all my prescribed medication - including drugs I was taking for depressive psychosis. That is never acceptable advice. That said some of the people there were a real support system and helpful, just take everything with a pinch of salt. They do not have all the answers (despite what some will say) and what works for one person does not necessarily work for another.
To all the people who had a good christmas: have an even happier new year!
To all the people who didn’t have a good christmas: It’s alright to be upset. Not everyone has a perfect family, or even a good one. If you ended up crying, it’s okay. Please, know that people here care about you and it won’t always be like this. One day, you will have a christmas where you are surrounded by people who respect you and care about you, I promise.
Some do drugs, others go out for a run, but at the end we’re all just searching for that tiny space, perhaps a hole, that gives us shelter from the terrible reality of the world.
Unknown (via koreyan)
Saturday, November 2, 2013
shout out to all my followers struggling with their eating during the holidays, to everybody with unsupportive families, to everybody feeling weak, to everybody wanting to lock themselves in their room all night, to everybody anxious and panicked and feeling guilty while the people around them are enjoying themselves; you’re all so important to me and I hope this holiday season you can remember that you’re human and deserving of love no matter what
I’m just dying to say, “Hey, do you ever feel like jumping off a bridge?” or “Do you feel an emptiness inside your chest at night that is going to swallow you?” But you can’t say that at a cocktail party.
Paul Gilmartin, The Mental Illness Happy Hour (via hallowahmos)