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Bat-Slap: Mental Health Week by AtomicTiki Bat-Slap: Mental Health Week by AtomicTiki
One of the dudes I watch is pretty depressed these days and given that this is Mental Health Week I urged him to talk to his doctor about it.

One of the biggest things that I look back on with my own problems with anxiety and depression was that for the most part I was in denial and fought tooth and nail to NOT go see a counselor, but you know what? When I finally manned up about it and got in there it was the best thing I ever did.

My anxiety was so bad last year I was developing agoraphobia. I would actually feel physically ill going outside, it's like that scene from A Clockwork Orange where Alex is writhing around in agony feeling physically ill. The seeds are mental but the body reacts to it. It was something that had been creeping up on me for a few years but it took getting diagnosed with hypertension to exacerbate, and so the last couple of years have been... hellish?

So anyway, I'm sure most of you are probably cracked for following me anyway, BUT if you feel like something is wrong but you don't know what or if you feel alone and have to fight something yourself you gotta remember to Bat-Slap your problems and seek help.

I mean, even Batman had Robin, right?

P.S. Don't forget, May 7th is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!!
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Exllcent one
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AtomicTiki Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Gotta love Babs, just wait until you see the better one I did a little later :)
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cluedog Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very good advice. :)
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AtomicTiki Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Thanks! For me seeking help required a good kick in the butt and when I finally went it was like the world changed for me overnight.
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Gekiganfan Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I think I suffer from mild depression.
I could be solved if only the borg would assimilate me
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AtomicTiki Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Ah but the Borg are so boring, all they do is play MMOs hehe

You know you can always e-mail me or catch me on IM/Skype
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
The wacom tablets are so sensitive...sorry for the double message.
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AtomicTiki Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
No worries! My hand slips all the time and I end up posting nonsense or half-edited text haha
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
:batman: yellow depression symbol--->:slap:

It's strange that there are a million and one things that can go wrong with the body but we have trouble accepting that a brain can face problems. Even after being on meds and seeing the difference...right now I feel like going off them because of their side effects, I think I'm better off without them but when I cut them back I see how bad it used to be.

Congrats for having the courage to seek help. Anxiety sucks. I know people who would get panic attacks out of the blue, like wham! Stinking brains chemicals. Sorry to hear your last couple of years have been hellish.

That is a good metaphor...that Batman had Robin...although my doctor would not appreciate me asking her to wear the mask and cape. heehehe.
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
:batman: yellow depression symbol--->:slap:

It's strange that there are a million and one things that can go wrong with the body but we have trouble accepting that a brain can face problems. Even after being on meds and seeing the difference...right now I feel like going off them because of their side effects, I think I'm better off without them but when I cut them back I see how bad it used to be.

Congrats for having the courage to seek help. Anxiety sucks. I know people who would get panic attacks out of the blue, like wham! Stinking brains chemicals. Sorry to hear your last couple of years have been hellish.

That is a good metaphor...that Batman had Robin...although my doctor would not appreciate me asking her to wear the mask and cape. heehehe.
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