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"There are 41 wars being fought around the world right now. Most of us are busy and we race through our weeks without paying a great deal of attention, but yesterday this week stopped, because one of those wars reached into the sky and grabbed 298 people who could have been any of us."
CBS’ Scott Pelley, commenting on our shared humanity, after the missile attack of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 (source)

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  • me: aggressively hits the replay button to the same song for three hours straight

posted 23 hours ago with 24 notes

perspicious:

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:    Stay with us and keep calm.The last thing we need when we’re panicking, is to have someone else panicking with us.
Offer medicine if we usually take it during an attack.You might have to ask whether or not we take medicine- heck, some might not; but please, ask. It really helps.
Move us to a quiet place.We need time to think, to breathe. Being surrounded by people isn’t going to help.
Don’t make assumptions about what we need. Ask.We’ll tell you what we need. Sometimes; you may have to ask- but never assume.
Speak to us in short, simple sentences.
Be predictable. Avoid surprises.
Help slow our breathing by breathing us or by counting slowly to 10.As odd as it sounds, it works.


WHAT YOU SHOULDN’T DO:1. Say, “You have nothing to be panicked about.”We know. Weknow. We know. And because we know we have nothing to be panicked about, we panic even more. When I realize that my anxiety is unfounded, I panic even more because then I feel like I’m not in touch with reality. It’s unsettling. Scary.Most of the time, a panic attack is irrational. Sometimes they stem from circumstances — a certain couch triggers a bad memory or being on an airplane makes you claustrophobic or a break up causes you to flip your lid — but mostly, the reasons I’m panicking are complex, hard to articulate or simply, unknown. I could tell myself all day that I have no reason to be having a panic attack and I would still be panicking. Sometimes, because I’m a perfectionist, I become even more overwhelmed when I think my behaviour is “unacceptable” (as I often believe it is when I’m panicking). I know it’s all in my mind, but my mind can be a pretty dark and scary place when it gets going.Alternate suggestion: Say, “I understand you’re upset. It is okay. You have a right to be upset and I am here to help.”2. Say, “Calm down.”This reminds me of a MadTV sketch where Bob Newhart plays a therapist who tells his patients to simply “Stop it!” whenever they express anxiety or fear. As a sketch, it’s funny. In real life, it’s one of the worst things you can do to someone having a panic attack. When someone tells me to “stop panicking” or to “calm down,” I just think, “Oh, okay. I haven’t tried that one. Hold on, let me get outa pen and paper and jot that down, you jerk.”Instead of taking action so that they do relax, simply telling a panicking person to “calm down” or “stop it” does nothing. No-thing.Alternate suggestion: The best thing to do is to listen and support. In order to calm them down without the generalities, counting helps.3. Say, “I’m just going to leave you alone for a minute.”Being left alone while panicking makes my heart race even harder. The last thing I want is to be left by myself with my troubled brain. Many of my panic attacks spark from over-thinking and it’s helpful to have another person with me, not only for medical reasons (in case I pass out or need water) but also it’s helpful to have another person around to force me to think about something other than the noise in my head.Alternate suggestion: It sometimes helps me if the person I’m with distracts me by telling me a story or sings to me. I need to get out of my own head and think about something other than my own panic.4. Say, “You’re overreacting.”Here’s the thing: I’m not. Panic attacks might be in my head, but I’m in actual physical pain. If you’d cut open your leg, no one would be telling you you’re overreacting. It’s a common trope in mental health to diminish the feelings or experience of someone suffering from anxiety or panic because there’s no visible physical ailment and because there’s no discernible reason for the person to be having such a strong fear reaction.The worst thing you can tell someone who is panicking is that they are overreacting.Alternate suggestion: Treat a panic attack like any other medical emergency. Listen to what the person is telling you. Get them water if they need it. It helps me if someone rubs my back a little. If you’re in over your head, don’t hesitate to call 911 (or whatever the emergency services number is where you are). But please, take the person seriously. Mental health deserves the same respect as physical health.

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High School Musical is literally the realest shit ever. Like it’s about being who you are without worrying what other people think, how to succeed and fail in relationships, leaving people who aren’t leading you in the right direction, pushing away/hurting friends, making new friends, the pressure of choosing college, losing and finding yourself, wanting to be a kid again, and the importance of sports or theater to teenagers. Not to mention the spontaneous outbreak of song, which happens on a daily basis in my case.

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dirkstriderschoicebooty:

kiannaainwonderland:

utabay:

itsfirstgradespongebob:

lovely-rina:

puttin-onthe-witz:

paulandthemccartneys:

FUCKING WHAT?!?!?! WHAT I ..I CANT EVEN SA Y HOQ FKLSA

IT’S IN COLOUR?!?!?!

Classic rock fandom, the only fandom to get excited when a photo is in colour.

ohmygodohmygodohmygod

Dude, I’m not too into the Beatles, but this picture is a HUGE fucking deal

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OKAY BUT TO THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO IDEA WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
THIS PHOTOSHOOT IS CANDID AND IT’S THEIR REACTION TO FINDING OUT THEY’D FINALLY REACHED #1 ON THE AMERICAN CHARTS
THEIR MUSIC CHANGED THE WORLD AND THIS IS THEIR REACTION TO WHAT STARTED IT ALL
AND NOW IT’S IN COLOUR
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"I never change, I simply become more myself."
Joyce Carol Oates (via hyyerclass)

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"Do not look at yourself with disgust, you are a gift to this earth. You are beautiful, you are a light, an energy, an essence. You are nature herself."
Heidi Pickett (via purplebuddhaproject)

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prefontaine-lives:

flatsound:

i wanna feel how dogs feel when you let them go in a big field 

cross country

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