We wanted to know what it’s like to deal with schizophrenia on a day-to-day, non-Fight Club basis, so we sat down with a woman who suffers from it.

5 Lies You Probably Believe About My Life With Schizophrenia

#4. Voices Don’t Make You Do Terrible Things

Back when all of this first began, one of the voices started giving me graphic instructions to kill a particularly dickish teacher I had. This troubled me, to say the least. This was before I knew that everyone regarded me as a potential serial killer, so I went to the school counselor, who immediately flipped precisely all of her shit(s). That’s an understandable reaction, but fear of that response is what keeps a lot of mentally ill folk from getting help — it took a lot of pleading to convince her that I wasn’t going to return to school with an Uzi. In fact, the only time I’ve come anywhere close to violence since was the result of a medication called Haldol that I was taking, which causes mood swings. Even then, it was pretty much limited to screaming at my husband to get off my back about the damn dishes.

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  • Men: Not ALL men.
  • Men to their daughters: Yes, all men. Every single one of them.


What I mean when I say “I can’t do that”- Anxiety Version:

  • I am unable to do that
  • I am too stressed out to do that
  • I cannot face the humiliation of attempting to do that
  • My body will physically not allow me to do that
  • I am on the verge of a panic attack
  • I cannot do that

What people hear:

  • I am unwilling to do that
  • I am just shy
  • I am overreacting
  • I am lazy
  • I need to get more experience in social situation to help my anxiety
  • I need a push
  • I don’t want to do that

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NOTE: We don’t have a standard policy of putting trigger warnings on articles, but if there exists anywhere on Earth an article that needs such a warning, here it fucking is. In fact, if this doesn’t disturb you, there is a good chance you are a crazy person.

5 Things I Learned As A Sex Slave in Modern America

#5. Sex Slavery Is a Thriving American Industry

I was 4 or 5 years old when it started.

If you’re expecting my “sold into child slavery” story to begin with guys in ski masks bursting into my bedroom and snatching me up in the night, the actual story is worse, in a way. One night, my stepdad just pulled me out of bed and said, “Come here, uncle needs to see you.” There were zero uncles downstairs. But there were several creepy, creepy men who passed me around from lap to lap and paid him for the privilege. If you’re asking yourself where my mother was, well, she was right there, watching.

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being called annoying is literally the worst thing ever because then you’re scared to ever say or do anything again and you end up isolating yourself because you think everyone hates you and you feel insecure about everything. long story short pls dont call people annoying

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Those kids should have upgraded their Dress Code to Creative Cloud.

The 21 Most Insane Ways Real Schools Abused Their Students


i pretend you’re here a lot 

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YOU WANNA GO *gives you flowers* ON A DATE

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do you ever just want to hold someone in your arms for about 37 years

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