One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.
if someone tells you that you are not good enough, do not listen to them because you are 100% good enough
And really, just stop saying “should” to yourself about your thoughts and feelings in any context. You feel how you feel. The things in your head are the things in your head. You can’t change either directly through sheer force of will. You can only change what you do. Stop beating yourself up for who and what you are right now–it isn’t productive. Focus on moving forward. How to keep moving forward, even when your brain hates you. (via mindovermatterzine)
Subject: Brief Online Study for Students Diagnosed with Learning Disability/Disabilities.
Hello my name is Elizabeth Geiger and I am a masters student in the Counseling Psychology program at Teachers College, Columbia University. I am looking for individuals who would like to participate in my research study exploring the life experiences of students diagnosed with a learning disability/disabilities. This survey should only take about 20 minutes of your time.
If you are willing and eligible to participate, please click on the link provided below. Thank you in advance for your time and input. Also, I would really appreciate it if you could pass this message along to anyone else that you think may be eligible and willing to participate.
* Must be at least 18 years old.
* Must reside in the U.S.
* Must be diagnosed with a learning disability/disabilities.
* Must be currently enrolled in college or graduate school.
If you meet the above eligibility criteria and are interested in participating, please click on the link below to take you to the survey:
***This study has been approved by the Teachers College, Columbia University Institutional Review Board: (Protocal #14-020).
It is possible that participants may recall experiences and events involving stigmatization and discrimination that may be unpleasant or uncomfortable. In order to help minimize any discomfort, participants may skip questions or leave the survey at any time without penalty.
If you have any complaints, questions, concerns, or would like to know the results, please feel free to contact me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or my faculty sponsor Dr. Melanie Brewster at email@example.com.
#learning disability #ADHD #ADD #disability
I was asked to reblog this here :) So here you go, if you’ve got the time
college is catered towards the able bodied and able minded. school applauds people who can stay up all night, skip meals, and work endlessly. that kind of extreme contribution is expected. why are disabled people being squeezed out of academic institutions? why should I feel inferior because of some arbitrary and ridiculous standard?
Reblogging for my folks enmeshed in finals. Education shouldn’t be contingent on or require you to sacrifice your physical and emotional well-being.
Things to Do When You’re Anxious, Scared, or Just Need a Distraction
weave silk is my favorite and seed plant breeder is super fun.
for everyone rn
Hello, everyone - old followers and new!
Pretty much this blog has been on hiatus for a while. I don’t know if I will be actively posting my own material in the future or not, but you will be the be the first ones to know if I do.
As it stands, I will pass on stuff I find on my dash when I feel it’s relevant for this blog.
In the meantime, the list below is of ADHD related blog that update regularly!
- Fuck Yeah ADHD Aardvaark - http://fuckyeahadhdaardvark.tumblr.com/
- ID problems (covers ADHD as well as other neuro-atypical stuff) http://ldproblems.tumblr.com/
- AND last but not least, this beautiful, beautiful awesome woman who runs ADHD problems, she’s super reliable about her blog - http://adhdproblems.tumblr.com/
That’s it! I’m sending all my love your way :)
And really, just stop saying “should” to yourself about your thoughts and feelings in any context. You feel how you feel. The things in your head are the things in your head. You can’t change either directly through sheer force of will. You can only change what you do. Stop beating yourself up for who and what you are right now–it isn’t productive. Focus on moving forward. How to keep moving forward, even when your brain hates you. (via socialrants)
It turns out procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or work ethic as it is often regarded to be. It’s a neurotic self-defense behavior that develops to protect a person’s sense of self-worth.
You see, procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to perceive an unusually strong association between their performance and their value as a person. This makes failure or criticism disproportionately painful, which leads naturally to hesitancy when it comes to the prospect of doing anything that reflects their ability — which is pretty much everything.
But in real life, you can’t avoid doing things. We have to earn a living, do our taxes, have difficult conversations sometimes. Human life requires confronting uncertainty and risk, so pressure mounts. Procrastination gives a person a temporary hit of relief from this pressure of “having to do” things, which is a self-rewarding behavior. So it continues and becomes the normal way to respond to these pressures.
Particularly prone to serious procrastination problems are children who grew up with unusually high expectations placed on them. Their older siblings may have been high achievers, leaving big shoes to fill, or their parents may have had neurotic and inhuman expectations of their own, or else they exhibited exceptional talents early on, and thereafter “average” performances were met with concern and suspicion from parents and teachers.