She really doesn’t. I’m going to buy into tabloid stories and say it’s Matt Smith’s fault. Hope she’s okay.
Astrid Bergès-Frisbey in “GLEAMING MERMAID” / Photographed by Ellen von Unwerth / Styled by Leith Clark, for Vogue Italia March 2012
|—||Natalie Portman (via fuck-yeah-feminist)|
people don’t understand just how much depression impacts you.
- it does stop you from doing homework, it’s not just us being lazy.
- it makes it really hard to wake up, so yeah sometimes we need to miss school
- it makes you isolate yourself, we don’t actually want to lose all our friends
- it makes you really nervous about weird things, so sometimes we just don’t want to do new activities or sports or whatever
why can’t people accept that?
Because there are people out there who are lazy. There are people who skip school and still expect to pass. Because there are people out there who choose to isolate their friends. As a depression sufferer, I don’t expect that people will just ‘get’ this without first explaining to them what I am going through. Depression hits people differently, so we can’t expect people to just back off and let us suffer. I preferred when people got on my case when I was at my worst. It reminded me that I had a life to live and people who depended on me. My own experiences will be different from another persons. I’m not sure there is a right or wrong way to work with someone who has depression. I just know that letting me lie in bed all day was not helping me. It made things worse. It made me feel like I had no control. I think the best thing for me was to get up and be strong and try to get through everything I was feeling. It made me feel good to get up on those days I literally could not get up. It made me feel like I was fighting depression and winning. Not everyone who tells you to get back to your normal routine is out to get you. They are reminding you that you are in the middle of a battle and you need to fight.