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You Know Better…

Me: Reads a post or watches video.

also me: Do Not, on pain of death read the comments!

Me again: Reads comments anyway…

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LGBTQ

Doctors Warn of Conversion Therapy’s Harms and Call for a Ban in New Report

Doctors Warn of Conversion Therapy’s Harms and Call for a Ban in New Report

The debunked practice can lead to depression, PTSD, and suicide and should be banned throughout the U.S., the report argues.

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Transgender

35 People Who Transitioned On How It Impacted Their Mental Health

35 People Who Transitioned On How It Impacted Their Mental Health

(From October 5, 2017)

We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed community to tell us how the decision to transition, and the steps that followed, impacted their mental health. Here are some of their stories.

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Mental Health

Self-Harm Isn’t Just Cutting

Self-Harm Isn’t Just Cutting

Self-harm is a way that people deal with deep emotional pain. Some say it’s a way for them to feel in control when everything else is spiralling out of control. Others say that feeling pain is better than feeling nothing at all. For other people, they are trying to blur the lines between physical and emotional pain. Whatever the reason though, when you think of self-harm you usually think of the following:

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Depression

Days and Days

There are days when you awake and think, today is going to be a good day and it is. A day when sadness and pain wont dull the light in your eyes. When a sound, color, song or memory doesnt threaten to crush the breath from your lungs or leave you on your knees without the strength to stand. A day when you can lay your head on your pillow and not fear falling asleep for the darkness which awaits.

Then there are the other days.

The ones where just opening your eyes takes so much effort it leaves you exhausted. Days when the smallest things sends your heart racing in fear. The ice of panic swelling in your chest until you cant catch a breath. Times when you cannot understand why youre alive at all, wondering if God hates you so much He takes pleasure in your pain. Everything in your life seems so pointless, meaningless. When every word you speak, every action you take does nothing but cause pain to those around you. Life becomes an ocean in which your drowning and you know no one else can see your struggles or hear the cries for help which remain locked in your throat.

And you never know which it is going to be today.

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