Okay so I think Chris Evans was saying in an interview about how it’s always the children who discover the hero in disguise, and I just realized why: it’s because they’re short enough to see under the hat and they’re innocent and hopeful enough to still believe in heroes.
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help I’m having emotions about a cartoon antidepressant trying to be useful
DID YOU GUYS SERIOUSLY GIF AN ABILIFY COMMERCIAL
yes but look at it, it cares about her and just wants to help her be able to function. It’s like “I know you’re sad. here, I’ll help you.”
LIKE OKAY THOUGH can I explain why this is exceedingly brilliant?? Because when anti-depressants work right, that’s what they DO. They don’t make you happy or emotionless or unhealthy in any way, they make you FUNCTIONAL. They make it so that a depressed person who can barely get out of bed can start to support themselves again and more importantly, start to THINK for themselves again without the permeating presence of depression.
Depression is a cyclical disease, that tells you to think a certain way, and, because you’re depressed, you generally believe it, and then things get worse and worse. The ONLY thing anti-depressants do is to STOP that cycle in its tracks!! Which is something to be ecstatic about and celebrated, even if you don’t realize it at the time, because when you’re depressed, getting out of bed is climbing Mount Everest. Antidepressants help stop that cycle so that one day soon, getting out of bed can JUST be getting out of bed. They don’t even expedite the recovery process in most cases, they just make recovery POSSIBLE IN THE FIRST PLACE. So this little guy is portrayed with a fuckton more accuracy than I ever expected from a commercial.
It’s back and adorable
Except my antidepressant has made me feel happier?
Basically antidepressants work by helping the brain release serotonin (sort of a “happy chemical”). When you’re depressed this chemical isn’t being produced efficiently and antidepressants stimulates the brain to help with this issue.
I agree with everything said except that antidepressants don’t make you happy. Of course they don’t “cure” your depression but once you find the right antidepressant, it stabilizes your mood and makes you feel functional AND happier (but I suppose it depends on the person and the drug).
I’m not so great at explaining things but here’s more on the subject.
Also! For those who’ve tried antidepressants that “haven’t worked” and have given up on them, different kinds of antidepressants work better for some people. For example, I took 4 different medicines over a few years and even when the dosage was increased, I didn’t feel an improvement. After so long my doctor finally was able to get me on something that worked for me.
so my dog was reunited with his parents today
and his dad has provided me with the best reaction picture eVER
you think this is a game, son?
this post is 16 notes away from 70k what the fuck
All those times you thought you felt a text message were actually a cute lil ghost who wanted to be your friend.
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Reblog if you have made a friend online that you would love to hang with, but they live far away.
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