Godcakes

posted April 6th, 2015, 2:01 am


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April 19th, 2014, 4:11 am

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Before I get into it, I am aware that godcakes are not the opposite of reapercakes, that a diefic power is not the same as an angel of death. So if you can come up with a better antinomical title, please do! And yes, I am also aware that the subject matter is much heavier than the art. And YES, Lexi CLEARLY learned how to cook breakfast from her father and not her mother. Can we move on now?!

This may have already been discussed, I don't remember. Annie is on anti-anxiety drugs. She has been since she was hospitalized after the second assault. She suffers from a form of PTSD coupled with a general social anxiety that often comes with being transgender and scared.
The takeaway message from this page is what Dan said. That drugs are not supposed to be the win button. They are to be used in addition to therapy. They allow us to get through times harder than we can manage ourselves, and to focus on getting better instead of getting caught in our own heads.

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Because it is important;
I have rapid cycling bipolar II. I also suffer a number of other general conditions of mild severity, including social anxiety, PTSD, long term depression, OCD, and dissociation. Aside from the bipolar and depression, I can handle them without drugs. It is hard, it sucks, but I can do it.

However, I cannot deal with depression or bipolar by myself. Neither can my father, who likely gave me these genetic conditions. Neither can my brother. My father never knew what it was to be happy because it was simply not something his body allowed him to know. Antidepressants allowed this man, after over fourty years of his life, to experience what the rest of us take for granted - what it feels to be happy.

I don't know if my father and brother have attempted suicide. I have. And by attempted, I mean, I've died by my own hands. My heart stopped. One of my best friends from college had depression so hard that he attempted his own life as well. Several of my coworkers simply have no function without chemicals to assist them to get to a state of normalcy so they can get the help they need to some day be off of the drugs.

What I am saying is that anyone who says that we are overmedicating and that we should all get off of psychiatric drugs simply has no understanding of the problem. They oversimplify and cause people like us to be hurt because it makes us, like Annie above, hate herself for taking drugs. In her case, and in the case of many, antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs are a temporary leg brace, allowing the leg to heal. In my case, they are a bionic leg. Either way, we can walk.

Unless we allow ourselves to be healed without the prejudice surrounding it, we will never fully heal. If you, or anyone else you know, is depressed and requires medication, make sure that it is known that they are not a broken person for it. Shaming ourselves and allowing others to be shamed only causes the world to be a worse place.

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April 6th, 2015, 4:46 am

Siva (Guest)

Not Godcakes

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Boddhisattvacakes?

A boddhisattva is sort of like a Catholic saint, except Buddhism has no god and everybody has the potential to be a Buddha.

A boddhisattva has earned Buddhahood, but instead of moving on to Nirvana, he or she has decided to reincarnate yet again, so that he or she can help others on their path to Budhahood. The Lotus Sutra says we'll all get there, each of us in our own time. The last non-boddhisatva will be surrounded by them! :P

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April 7th, 2015, 2:39 am

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@Siva: That is probably the best answer to a stupid question I have ever had. Though it does raise the questions of reincarnating pancakes. Are you saying that the reapercakes reincarnated? The reapercakes are an eternal entity. One of the four breakfast products of the apocalypse.
Seriously though - great answer. I don't even have a good response, I've been sort of blown away all day by it.

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April 7th, 2015, 9:20 am

Siva (Guest)

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@GreenKrog: Thank you. :)

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April 7th, 2015, 5:15 am

Vicky (Guest)

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What about angelcakes?

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