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  1. does bpd affect anyone else here?
  2. yo. pj here. i'm a teenaged queer teen who needs a support group/someone to talk to. i've been dealing with self-injury off and on for nearly a year now, and i've tried to talk to close friends, but at the moment that is no longer a viable option, so. my type of self harm is strictly ccutting and biting (fingernails and knuckles) at this point. i dont really have any other options, because of my situation. really i just need somewhere to vent that isnt connected to anyone i know. hit up my message thing if you wanna talk/offer support. i'm still figuring this damn thing out, and im not sure if ill stick around, but well see.
  3. Quote from Elektra by Sophocles (tr. Anne Carson)

    I ask this one thing: let me go mad in my own way.
  4. I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.
  5. Coming home from very lonely places, all of us go a little mad: whether from great personal success, or just an all-night drive, we are the sole survivors of a world no one else has ever seen.
  6. Quote from The Passion of Anna [movie]

    I’ve given up. I can’t stand it anymore. The days drag by. I’m choked by food, the daylight that shouts at me every morning to get up. The sleep which is only dreams that chase me. Or the darkness that rustles with ghosts and memories. Has it ever occurred to you that the worse off people are, the less they complain? In the end, they’re quite silent. They’re living creatures with nerves, eyes, and hands, vast armies of victims. The light that rises and falls heavily. The cold that comes. The darkness. The heat. The smell. They are all silent.
  7. Quote from Self Portrait in Letters by Anne Sexton

    Back in the day, they said I was beautiful. I ignored all fools; for I felt like a hollow nutcase anyway. Even if it was true, it did not work. You know what I mean. I was on the edge. I still am.
  8. Quote from Oh by Anne Sexton

    It is snowing. Paper spots are falling from the punch. Hello? Mrs. Death is here! She suffers according to the digits of my hate. I hear the filaments of alabaster. I would lie down with them and lift my madness off like a wig. I would lie outside in a room of wool and let the snow cover me. Paris white or flake white or argentine, all in the washbasin of my mouth, calling, “Oh.” I am empty. I am witless. Death is here. There is no other settlement. Snow!
  9. I did learn something about insanity while I was down there. People go crazy, not because they are crazy, but because it’s the best available option at the time.
  10. Quote from Notes on 'Camp' by Susan Sontag

    Sanity is a cozy lie.
  11. For Halloween I’m gonna be emotionally stable. No one’s gonna know its me.
  12. Quote from For the Year of the Insane by Anne Sexton

    I have this fear of coughing but I do not speak, a fear of rain, a fear of the horseman who comes riding into my mouth. The glass tilts in on its own and I am on fire. I see two thin streaks burn down my chin. I see myself as one would see another. I have been cut in two.
  13. And so I am feeling numb. It’s a curious feeling, and I get it all the time. My attention to the world around me disappears, and something starts to hum inside my head. Far off, voices try to bump up against me, but I repel them. My ears fill up with water and I focus on the humming in my head.
  14. Quote from Elegy for a Suicide by John Poch

    We stuff our faces, blank as pills, with pills. No one wants to open that book, but it’s a book.
  15. I belong exclusively to my neurotic head.
  16. Dear Sir I am in a Madhouse & quite forget your Name or who you are you must excuse me for I have nothing to commu[n]icate or tell of & why I am shutup I dont know I have nothing to say so I conclude yours respectfully John Clare
  17. Quote from For the Year of the Insane by Anne Sexton

    I am in my own mind. I am locked in the wrong house.
  18. Quote from red Mercedes by Charles Bukowski

    naturally, we are all caught in downmoods, it’s a matter of chemical imbalance and an existence which, at times, seems to forbid any real chance at  happiness.
  19. Quote from Pulp by Charles Bukowski

    We waited and waited. All of us. Didn’t the shrink know that waiting was one of the things that drove people crazy? People waited all their lives. They waited to live, they waited to die. They waited in line to buy toilet paper. They waited in line for money. And if they didn’t have any money they waited in longer lines. You waited to go to sleep and then you waited to awaken. You waited to get married and you waited to get divorced. You waited for it to rain, you waited for it to stop. You waited to eat and then you waited to eat again. You waited in a shrink’s office with a bunch of psychos and you wondered if you were one.
  20. Here’s a whole nervous breakdown in miniature; Tuesday. Sank into a chair, could scarcely rise; everything insipid; tasteless, colourless. Enormous desire for rest. Wednesday - only wish to be alone in the open air. Air delicious – avoided speech; could not read. Slept in my chair. Thursday. No pleasure in life whatsoever; but felt perhaps more attuned to existence. Difficulty in thinking what to say. Friday. Character and idiosyncrasy as Virginia Woolf completely sunk out.
  21. That she had so completely recovered her sanity was a source of sadness to her. One should never be cured of one’s passion.
  22. Quote from Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel

    It is so hard to learn to put sadness in perspective so hard to understand that it is a feeling that comes in degrees, it can be a candle burning gently and harmlessly in your home, or it can be a full-fledged forest fire that destroy almost everything and is controlled by almost nothing. It can also be so much in-between.
  23. He looked at me like I was crazy. Most of my lovers do, and that’s partly why they love me, and partly why they leave.
  24. Quote from Valis by Philip K. Dick

    Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.

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