Since it has become an issue, I removed part of the guide How To Roleplay An Evil/Psychotic Character.
Does this fix those I’ve offended? No it does not.
Does it fix the fact that there are originals still floating around? No it does not.
Though, I don’t want people to be offended. That was and never will be my intention, cause it was far from it. It obviously did damage nonetheless and I cannot fix that.
If you guys see this, if you could delete the previous guide post and reblog the amended one, I would be grateful. I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings or make them feel awful about themselves.
I apologize for what I’ve done. I know I messed up and I am sincerely sorry.
First, I’m really appreciative that you listened to criticism and changed the post. But, while I’m really glad you took out what you did, you’re still equating psychosis with evil which is really hurtful and even dangerous to those of us who live with it.
There’s a common misperception that psychosis means evil or violence acts, but the actual definition is an inability to perceive reality correctly. It includes symptoms like hallucinations, extreme paranoia, and delusions. There are no criteria for violent or hurtful acts associated with psychosis.
So again, I’m thankful you took out most of the references to mental illness, but I’d really appreciate if you didn’t equate psychosis with evil or violent actions. We’re already some of the most vulnerable in the mentally ill community because we’re perceived to be violent and threatening (not to mention how disorienting the symptoms themselves are).
Some tumblrs about psychosis:submitted by house-of-lions-eternally
I have psychosis and am quite happy to talk about it and support people in similar situations.
Feel that ask about spaces for people with psychosis. I don’t have any of the conditions most people associate with psychosis but I do have psychotic features associated with my PTSD and depression. A lot of people don’t know that can happen. I would appreciate a supportive space where I could get a little more educated on this and reach out to people who experience similar things and generally demystify this stuff more for myself.
I was wondering if you know of any spaces on tumblr (or even elsewhere) for people with psychosis specifically? I feel like even in spaces for people with mental illness there’s often still a lot of stigma against those of us who experience psychosis. It seems that a lot of non-psychotic mentally ill people try to distance themselves from us and it makes me feel really alone. Do you have any advice?-anon
Does anyone know about the benefits of a psychiatric service dog, specifically for schizophrenia, PTSD, and BPD (borderline personality disorder)?
I am seriously considering one and while I’ve done some basic research I want to know if anyone knows more or has personal experience with one.
Please signal boost this. It’s really important.
I’m not sure how helpful this is but I’m a mod here with BPD and psychosis and my therapist has a licensed therapy dog to assist clients during a session? I find it really helpful, but as for the details, all I really know is that the dog had to be hypoallergenic and I’m not sure what the requirements in your area are?
I’ve also seen Jessie Close speak about her service dog for bipolar and panic attacks, and she said the dog was trained to help bring her out of the attacks which frankly sounds amazing!
That likely doesn’t help much but I’m also interested in further responses!