Okay but seriously if you are attending college while experiencing any sort of mental illness then you are an impressive human being. Even if you don’t always make it to classes. Even if you don’t always do your homework or pass all your tests. You are doing something that is incredibly difficult when so many of the odds are against you, and regardless of what you are studying you deserve a Ph.D. in being a total and complete badass.
I tied a red string around my finger
so I wouldn’t forget the important things:
to swallow my pills in the morning,
to call my mother every night,
to only tell my friends about
kissing the boy from History on Tuesday,
and not about the emptiness that rippled
through me on Tuesday night.
To turn in my paper on time,
12 font, double-spaced, Times New Roman,
no sarcasm, the professor hates that;
to talk to the girl in the library
with only sarcasm, she prefers that.
To stop taking medicine with vodka,
it only makes things worse;
to waltz into work
with bright eyes and no sign
that I thought of twenty-six
ways to die the night before.
And my red string grew tighter,
weighted with the routines and rules
that I had carved into stone,
and I never realized that I had forgotten
the most important thing:
what it meant to be alive.
“A serious girl, when she finds someone who calms her spirit and quiets her busy thoughts, will love you so fiercely, it will defy even her own logic and reasoning.”—Everything you love is here (via lovequotesrus)
I am a final psychology undergraduate at Northumbria University, and I am currently recruiting 18-25 year olds to take part in my project research. I am investigating young adult’s knowledge of sexually transmitted infections, their attitudes towards them, and motivations for testing.
Could you possibly advertise my study on your blog? All it involves is completing an online questionnaire, which should take no longer than 15 minutes and is completely anonymous. If anyone would like to take part this link will take them directly to the questionnaire; https://surveymonkey.com/s/STIquestionnaire.
If you would like more information about this study, please email Hannah Harwood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This research has received full ethical approval from the Department of Psychology Ethics Committee (Undergraduate) in accordance with Northumbria University ethics and governance regulations.
Thank you! Any participation is massively appreciated. :)
“I think once you’ve thought about how a person sleeps, how they’d feel pressed up against your back, or your head on their chest, how compatible your bodies would be in the same space of a bed — once you’ve thought about that, you’re fucked.”—All These Things You Wish You’d Say (via psych-facts)