So Valentine’s Day was always terribly traumatic for me. The best memory I have is of a boy named John giving me a valentine in sixth grade. I smiled the rest of the day. (This was before the days of teachers sending notes home with lists of classmates and a request that all the children receive valentines.) John rode the school bus with me and would sometimes be nice to me and sometimes not—when I was in late elementary school, I lived for those times when he was.
Another fun Valentine’s was the year I took matters in my own hands—I decided to leave anonymous valentines in lockers around school for all the guys I hung around with. I had a typewriter at home my parents had bought for me to use for school papers. I took half sheets of plain white typing paper, folded them over, typed their names on the front, and composed a little ditty for each guy that I typed inside the card. I think I did about twelve total and left them in lockers, on desks, and on music stands in the band hall. As far as I know, no one ever guessed it was me. But it certainly got attention around the whole school with all the guys trying to figure out who sent them. I was so proud of myself.
Graphically pleasing things, amusing things, interesting things. Enjoy! Lots of love, BlahPollyanna
Nick Barclay Designs’ minimalist poster series – symptoms of depression is available to download as A3 prints. source: mymodernmet.com (and my friend F)
The Weight anti anxiety pillow – “Its use imitates an intimate gesture, reminiscent of a hug from behind”.
Susan realised that the last time she got laid was 2007.
A map of depression around the world.
Grip op je dip (Dutch) – tips, networking, access to professionals.
Depression Quest interactive (non) fiction about dealing with depression. Pay what you want (or don’t pay at all). Controversy and review.
Actual Sunlight A Short Interactive Story About Love, Depression and the Corporation
How video games helped me overcome severe anxiety (World of Tanks)
Of course, it’s very easy to find opinions stating the direct opposite, but hey, we’re looking on the bright side.
Video games: medicating an anxious mind
Top ten terrific things about bipolar disorder. Yay.
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