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November 11 2018

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Glorious Inefficiency: Pages from Holy Nonsense

Holy Nonsense is an ongoing, Creative Commons project. It is released CC: Non-Commercial, No Derivatives by Page or Page Block.

Same goes for the crazies: sublimate ‘em if you got ‘em.

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January 15 2018

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December 01 2017


June 06 2017






Let’s get rid of the idea that someone has to talk to you 24/7 to like you or even love you. I know how it feels to want to talk to someone all day but life takes different turns. Patience.

I have bpd, amanda.


i have BPD too and this thought process was my downfall lol. i have been in multiple unhealthy relationships and have been miserable bc of this! OP isnt making a radical statement- this is true! it took me years to realize that someone doesnt need to talk to me 24/7 to like me. in fact, they have their OWN life and are allowed to have other friends and its unhealthy to expect them to dedicate all of their time to me.

i would get so angry when my favorite person wasnt talking to me but now i realize its unfair to both of us to expect them to be able to talk all the time. and yep, this site made it seem like me begging this person to talk to me constantly and get angry at them for having a life is normal and healthy. it isnt! it isnt “neurotypical” to let people have their own lives. its still hard for me! but you can ask for reassurance and remind yourself that its not healthy to expect someone to be able to talk to you 24/7. its hard, i know, but stop saying healthy behaviors are “neurotypical” and stop normalizing unhealthy behaviors that often can turn abusive (yes, getting pissed off at your partner for having a life or talking to people that arent you IS emotionally abusive behavior)

— via Fake deep. (emphasis paket)  

April 16 2017

I also think that the DSM purposely sets up empathic people for getting diagnosed with depression, anxiety disorders, and PTSD early on so that no one will examine the larger system of undiagnosed narcissistic psychopaths who are traumatizing everyone else from positions of authority (I call it the "Narcissistic World Order").
Dr. Don Depresso's Disorderly Merch Counter   
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March 20 2017


We need an anti-oppressive analysis of depression | murky green waters

After my last blog post was published, someone pointed out that depression is not usually included in the popular definition of “neurodivergence”. The term is often used by people with autism to explain the fact that they are not sick or in need of a cure – that their brains simply work differently. It is less frequently used to describe people with depression.

Most of the arguments for neurodivergence focus on the “advantages” of certain conditions. For example, this article points out that people with Asperger’s tend to have an exceptionally good eye for detail, and that Beethoven, often considered the best classical composer of all time, was severely depressed, and that his depression may have contributed to his creative genius.

But to argue that depression has upsides is dangerous. Autistic people who argue for neurodivergence do so because they want others to know that they are happy with who they are and that they don’t need to be cured. Their brains work differently, not worse or better than everyone else. Most people who live with—or have lived with—depression don’t argue that they are happy with that state of being. They’d more likely say they would like a cure (medical or otherwise) because depression is actually a horrible thing, and there is no upside for most.

The point of speaking about neurodiversity is not about the “advantages” that any condition might have. It has everything to do with where the problem is located.

People with autism argue that the problem with autism isn’t within themselves. The problem is with society’s expectations of how they behave, how they learn, and people’s attitudes towards them. If we, as a society, understood how to raise, teach and interact with autistic people, we wouldn’t have a problem. Similarly, people who use wheelchairs increasingly argue that the problem isn’t their bodies, the problem is the number of places that don’t have proper ramps and elevators, and (again) the attitudes of those who don’t take accessibility seriously. The solution to these issues isn’t to change autistic people or people in wheelchairs – the solution is to change how we think about them and how we collectively treat them.

What is depression, exactly? Even in progressive circles, we tend to treat depression as any other illness – as something the individual needs to fix. Whether by taking antidepressants, getting more exercise, or seeing a therapist, depression is treated as an illness that needs to be cured individual by individual.

Instead, what if we understood depression to be a reaction that people have to the way that they are treated? Depression isn’t a random illness. If it was, depression would affect everyone equally. Instead, depression is a problem disproportionately felt by the oppressed. Women are more likely to be depressed than men. Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual youth are far more likely to try to kill themselves than straight youth.  Trans people and Indigenous people also face extremely high rates of depression and suicide. It’s not a coincidence that these are groups that have survived historical oppression and continue to be marginalized and dominated.

My own depression was not random either: my first major depression was when I was a young teenager and I was dealing with a cognitive condition that will affect me for the rest of my life. The problem was not the cognitive condition, the problem was navigating the gap between my abilities, and people’s expectations of me—socially and academically. My second major depression was when I was unemployed for several months during one of the periods of the highest youth unemployment in Canadian history, and I was made to feel that that not being able to pay my rent was my own fault. Reading online about how depression is caused by not getting enough exercise and eating the wrong foods was useless for me, and served only to make me feel even more like the problem was my fault.

Depression is how our brains react to being put into situations we should never have had to face in the first place: ableism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, colonialism: these are all causes of depression. So why is depression a part of neurodivergence? There are two reasons: one, because the problem isn’t the person. And two, because it impacts how our brains work and how we handle certain situations, and those things deserve to be accommodated like any disability.

We need to stop treating depression as an individual problem, and treat it as a collective one.  When we assume depression is an individual problem, it makes it easy to scapegoat people and blame them for the injustices that they face. Individualizing depression makes it easier to ignore what a huge problem transphobia, racism, and other injustices actually are. 

Anti-depressants, therapists, exercise, and whatever other cures people come up with, can help with the symptoms of depression, but they can’t solve the systemic causes. When we defeat sexism, homophobia, transphobia, colonialism, capitalism and other systems of oppression, we will see big changes in people’s mental health, too.

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February 14 2017

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