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Bad, Drugs, and Food: The LAD Bible 2 hrs LADOIbi When you break out of prison and find out about McDonald's monopoly... 20th Century Fox Television WH Photography ldr Like Comment →Share Top Comments 12,516 shares Wentworth Miller Today I found myself the subject of an Internet meme. Not for the first time. This one, however, stands out from the rest. In 2010, semi-retired from acting, I was keeping a low-profile for a number of reasons. First and foremost, I was suicidal This is a subject I've since written about, spoken about, shared about. But at the time l suffered in silence. As so many do. The extent of my struggle known to very, very few. Ashamed and in pain, I considered myself damaged goods. And the voices in my head urged me down the path to self-destruction. Not for the first time. I've struggled with depression since childhood. It's a battle that's cost me time, opportunities, relationships, and a thousand sleepless nights In 2010, at the lowest point in my adult life, I was looking everywhere for relief/comfort/distraction. And I turned to food. It could have been anything Drugs. Alcohol. Sex. But eating became the one thing I could look forward to. Count on to get me through. There were stretches when the highlight of my week was a favorite meal and a nevw episode of TOP CHEF. Sometimes that was enough. Had to be. And I put on weight. Big f--king deal. One day, out for a hike in Los Angeles witha friend, we crossed paths with a film crew shooting a reality show. Unbeknownst to me, paparazzi were circling. They took my picture, and the photos were published alongside images of me from another time in my career. "Hunk To Chunk." "Fit To Flab." Etc. My mother has one of those "friends" who's always the first to bring you bad news. They clipped one of these articles from a popular national magazine and mailed it to her. She called me, concerned. In 2010, fighting for my mental health, it was the last thing I needed. Long story short, I survived. So do those pictures. I'm glad. Now, when I see that image of me in my red t shirt, a rare smile on my face, I am reminded of my struggle. My endurance and my perseverance in the face of all kinds of demons. Some within. Some without. Like a dandelion up through the pavement, I persist. Anyway. Still. Despite. The first time I saw this meme pop up in my social media feed, I have to admit, it hurt to breathe. But as with everything in life, I get to assign meaning. And the meaning I assign to this/my image is Strength. Healing. Forgiveness. Of myself and others. If you or someone you know is struggling, help is available. Reach out. Text. Send an email. Pick up the phone. Someone cares. They're waiting to hear from you. Much love . -W.M. drethelin: legally-bitchtastic: funniest-stuff: Great lesson in empathy, you never know what someone is going through. “And I put on weight. Big f–ing deal” is gonna be my new mantra Wentworth Miller is really good
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Target, Tumblr, and Blog: little-lucky-stars: Look what my amazing friend did for me lately Commission made by @coolnonsenseworld I see that ring

little-lucky-stars: Look what my amazing friend did for me lately Commission made by @coolnonsenseworld I see that ring

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Target, Tumblr, and Yeah: krokodilov:redrew my favorite sm screenshot where theyre falling and tux has that :O face going onyeah i see that usa’s feet are too big

krokodilov:redrew my favorite sm screenshot where theyre falling and tux has that :O face going onyeah i see that usa’s feet are too big

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Cheating, Family, and Food: Cody Johnston @drmistercody The "all-time high" is .09%. Seems worth starving the remaining 99.91% over. Yes? Fox News @FoxNews Food stamp fraud at all-time high: Is it time to end the program? bit.ly/2ioovW4 12/27/16, 6:15 PM mockturtle29: constant-instigator: landlordkiller420: anarchapella: comcastkills: profeminist: Source even if the fraud was like 5% it wouldn’t compare to rich people cheating the system by trillions lmao Also, SNAP “fraud” is like exchanging some of your stamps for cash to buy necessities you can’t buy with stamps, like soap or deodorant or tampons TBH even if one hundred percent of people on food stamps were committing food stamp fraud I’d still be in favor of keeping the program around Hey I wanna talk about this. I work at a drug addiction counseling center. A ton of my clients have, at one time or another, sold their food stamps. This is basically exactly what the GOP is afraid of, right? Drug addicts selling their food stamps. I have learned, now, to ask them WHY they sold their food stamps. Here is an incomplete list of the answers: - I need tampons, and you can’t buy them with foodstamps - See above RE: toilet paper - I was living in a hotel with no kitchen then. I had to buy pre-prepared food - The homeless shelter won’t let me keep food in my locker or room, so I have to buy pre-prepared food (Yes, really) - I had to make rent - My sister had to make rent - My son had to make rent - I needed co-pays to get my medication or I’ll die - I needed co-pays to get my medication or I’ll loose control of my mental health But the absolute most common form of food stamp fraud I see? Giving away food stamps to other family members who get no food stamps or insufficient food stamps to feed their families. I see that every month. People glassy eyed and hungry because they gave away their food to their adult kids, their grand kids, cousins, siblings etc. So, is food stamp fraud rampant? In some places, yes. And I’m not about to chastise people for it. This needs to be said over and over.

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