Orlando on Tumblr

There are so many people expressing  thoughts and feelings about the shooting in Orlando, that I decided, rather than write about  them myself, I’d let the people most affected by what happened express this for themselves.

I also want to take the time to make the pledge to all my readers that my blog will always be a safe space for LGBTQ+ , all PoC, anyone who has a disability, or is neurotypical, anyone, to express their feelings on any subject, at any time, any way they please. You will not be tone-policed, you will not get the gaslighting, or minimizing, or hand-waving  treatment here. This is an intersectional space for all marginalized people to express themselves.

*That’s my pledge. 

That said, I do recognize the importance of self care. I urge all of you most affected by what occurred in Orlando to please, take especial care of yourselves. Do something that calms and pleases you when you get overwhelmed. Take a break from the internet, cry, take a nap, take a stretch or some yoga, eat some comfort foods, whatever it takes to help you decompress. One cannot hold such a level of tension in the heart and mind for too long, or it will begin to physically manifest. So this advice is not just for  mental peace of mind, decompression is important for physical well being, too. I urge you.

Master Post of Calming Things

Things to make you feel better:

Make it feel like you are outside also turn on your volume

Talk you threw a stressful time

Automatic flatter

Quick Distractions:

Draw Silk

Music Squares

jigsaw puzzles

Sudoku

cookie clicker

Immediate Crisis Help

List of Hotlines – Crisis Hotlines by need

Befrienders – Find crisis hotline information for the country you live in

Suicide Hotlines – A list of crisis hotlines by country

International Rape Crisis Hotlines – A list of international crisis hotline directories

Lifeline Crisis Chat – Online chat help for people in a crisis

IMAlive – online crisis chat

Self Help

MoodGym

Self Harm Alternatives

Self-help Anxiety Management App

Get Help

Find Therapist

Find a Psychiatrist

How To Help Others

Depression

Anxiety

Eating Disorder

Cutting

Suicidal

Panic attacks

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watch the ball

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breath in and out with the box

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((Reblogging here because some people in the community are having issues with anxiety or relapse. Take care everybody <3))

In association with the music boxes, may I add Madeon’s Adventure Machine. You don’t have to be a fan to have some fun with this thing.

I also have found great calming (oddly) from playing Sushi Cat and its sequels, available for free on Armor Games: http://armorgames.com/play/5379/sushi-cat

It’s free, very cute, has cute music and animations, and is oddly meditative.  Yes, I spent 3 hours on the bathroom floor playing it once during a very anxious family visit.

i think we all need this today

I agree

I always find rhythm games really relaxing. Theatrhythm, Symphonica and Voez are all have very different music styles.

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4 thoughts on “Orlando on Tumblr

  1. jennnanigans

    Thank you for this!

    We are walking around in a daze down here. Some friends of mine have already given blood – I’m doing it next week. Other people are getting into lengthy arguments on Facebook that I just don’t have the energy or patience for.

    Other than give blood, donate money, and support my friends, I don’t know what to do. 😦

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    1. Speaking as a WOC, the best thing an ally can d, when someone is going through a semi-public crisis like this, is express support to them and being a shoulder to lean, or cry on, for someone.

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