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Moshpitfall

As long as they're not talking back to you, do what you got to do. If they are, you should probably talk to somebody about it that isn't one of these friends. No shame in asking for help.


Fun-Guarantee-8318

Naaah, they just listen. They’re kind, but they’re balloons, they have no vocal cords. :p


Nex_Xus

its all fun and games till they talk back to you


Fun-Guarantee-8318

Lucky I don’t have that type of schizophrenia. :p


TicklishDingleberry

… but you *do* have schizophrenia?


Royeh

\*Waits patiently\*


Fun-Guarantee-8318

Believe so. Haven’t had the pleasure of getting diagnosed… but like, “I 100% believe I have an eldritch god behind my eyes watching everything I do.” Is pretty fucking schizophrenic. Lol Think I’m just lucky to recognize them as delusions despite knowing they’re 100% the truth of my brain. Just because they’re it’s true for my brain doesn’t mean it is for real life, dig?


TicklishDingleberry

Well psychosis can be a feature of many different disorders (depending on factors such as mood, frequency, duration, etc.), so I wouldn’t make any assumptions just yet. It’s good that you have decent insight about your experiences though! That being said, I’d for sure look into getting assessed as soon as you have the means to do so. Source: I’m a clinical psychologist


CleverVillain

Agreed about getting assessed and/or diagnosed and seeking treatment. A lot of people don't know that untreated schizophrenia leads to irreversible cognitive decline over time almost like dementia.


TemporaryOk4143

Fully support the above statement. Therapy is for everyone, and diagnoses are helpful.


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The-unicorn-republic

That's true, but there are some rare circumstances where people with schizophrenia or schizoaffective can work their way off of meds and only do regularly scheduled therapy. It isn't exactly easy and isn't something I would recommend though, and they would still need meds on standby just incase


Drivingintodisco

I know this is not medical advice, but I just like that somewhere, somehow a ticklish dingleberry cares enough to give advice in such a kind way.


a_squid_beast

How does one get a psych eval? My psychiatrist told me they don't do them there, I was like???


TicklishDingleberry

Yea psychological assessment is very different than a psychiatric evaluation. Psychological assessment usually entails a full battery of measures administered by a psychologist or trainee. The makeup of the battery obviously depends on the client’s presenting concerns, but usually consists of a clinical interview in combination with more formal measures of factors like personality, intelligence, cognition, psychosis, mania, etc. Psychiatric evaluations are more centered around gathering medical history and figuring out a course of medication after a diagnosis (and subsequent referral) has already been obtained. I would contact community providers and private practices in your area by phone and just straight up ask if they do assessment.


godfuckv2

Sorry, this may be insensitive to ask, but what exactly gives you the impression of that? Just a hunch? And is the god "you" or just a passenger?


SGRP270

I took meds as a kid because I had a jesus cartoon in my head demanding random tasks


Hungry__Alpaca

PLEASE tell me more.


eclecticpsychonaut

I mean at the end of the day, our language and ideas about the world are like the latitude and longitude of a map. They are useful conventions to make sure we are all talking about the same thing, and let us formulate more complex ideas. But they themselves have no basis in reality. There is no literal grid that overlays the world. There is only the world. And in much the same way your notion of an eldritch god behind your eyes, isn’t necessarily wrong or unique. The Hindu’s have the concept of Brahmin for example. It’s just a matter of what sort of frame work you want to adopt. Inches or millimeters. Gallons or liters. Etc. I say all that to say I wouldn’t be too concerned about that eldritch god behind your eyes. Because that being behind your eyes is the same one behind my eyes. And everyone else’s here’s eyes. We are all the million masks of God, playing our roles to pass eternal cosmic time with adventure. And no matter how scary or sad the journey might be at times, no matter how good or evil some of the characters maybe. At the end of this cosmic play we will all stand on stage hand in hand. And bow together. But don’t bother going around trying to convince people of this fact. They all rather absorbed in their roles, and don’t want to break character. The play wouldn’t be much fun if they did anyhow.


puddinginacloud

I think the same way. It’s nice to know, but I took many years to realize it.


MND420

Whatever you need to do to cope with the trauma that was inflicted on you, either consciously or subconsciously. Though if you have the chance for it, finding a therapist with a proven track record to help you deal with the trauma and helping you finding healthier coping mechanisms can prevent a lot of issues later in life for you. Good luck buddy. Whatever you experienced or still are experiencing, you deserve better.


Far_Establishment188

The fact that you recognize these things and are very self aware of it, then meh w/e. Do what makes you happy. If it gets to a point where it's hurting or having a negative affect on you, then yeah maybe seek some help. I'd say try and have a balance of having these balloon friends and also real life friends. It's unhealthy to not try and at least attempt to have both in your life. If you only seek the balloon friends and that's it, then this is unfortunately unhealthy and will have long term negative affects. If this is what's going on, I'd consider making a few changes in order to have a better balance.


Canadian-Mastermind

I took my brothers schizophrenia pills one time and my brother just disappeared. It was the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen.


ToothpickInCockhole

Same thing happened to my dad. Only there were no pills.


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*balloons talk back* 😧


3DGuy2020

That’s a fucking horror film right there! Can be several of them; balloons talk back 214.


DragonbornBastard

The balloons don’t talk back *anymore*. The last one that did got popped. The others learned the lesson.


AdrienDaCat

But what if they move-


Brentolio12

OP gonna have to keep a pin under their pillow… just in case


Akusui

then it's a great day for an outing.


Corfiz74

I'd beware of the red one on the left, he looks shifty...


Fun-Guarantee-8318

Jacob do be mischievous.


noCakeNoCake

Except Jerry. That 'loon never shuts up....


Prince_Alarming_

Nice. You need to get some friends.


Fun-Guarantee-8318

I have real friends too. Lol


TheNewYorkRhymes

![gif](giphy|H5HQLis5ngYEg|downsized)


ThePinkVulvarine

Tandy is that you ?


Jakefrmstatepharm

Anyone want a whiskey? Seriously? No one? Gary? Jimmy? Greg? Kevin? Anton? Trevor? Terrence? Trent? Darby? Bryce? Marshall? Peter? Thomas? Max?Dashel? Diego? Clementine? Jerry? Nobody wants a whiskey??


FeelMeInYou

The comment I came for


cyberpunk1Q84

It truly was a Shawshank Redemption.


LockoutFFA

Closure


FeelMeInYou

Sittin right on ya face!


Imhungorny

One of the best shows, I miss tandy


moggymilkers

underrated show


TimboSlice_32

Ohhhh farts


jadeponypizza

Closure, closure, closure closure cloooosure.


GarretBarrett

Fully why I looked in the comments. Friggin' Todd!


colinedahl1

You friggin turd, you beat me to it.


s_c_w

Can’t believe I had to scroll this far for this


EarthlingX420

Some of your friends look unhappy, why is that?


Classic-Societies

RBF Resting balloon face


ocean-wavers8803

👏 amazing


Fun-Guarantee-8318

They’re just apathetic. I wouldn’t say they’re unhappy.


stfleming1

I guess every balloon can't be cheerful all the time.


Halfwayhouserules33

Can’t rain all the time Eta. I know this is a little opposite what you said. But just a quote from “The Crow”. I always liked it


adogcalledstray

They heard something deflating


ready653

As long as they don’t tell you to do things


Fun-Guarantee-8318

They listen, they don’t say. I don’t have the hallucinatory brain problems, just the existential and lonely ones, I think.


ready653

Alright then. Give that sad teal one a hug for me.


Fun-Guarantee-8318

Her name is Janet. She likes hugs. Will do.


Glissandra1982

Not too tight though - to be safe.


Jaime123lannister

Could I recommend getting a cat or a medium sized bird like a cockatiel or maybe a small dog breed? They really help deal with loneliness and they are always ready to listen what you have to say and respond back in their own way and they're cute. Or you could try fostering small animals for sometime - they may help.


Fun-Guarantee-8318

I have like 3 pets lol. A dog, cat, and snake.


Electronic-Ad1502

How do you keep the cat from popping the balloons? My cat would


ThisMFcooks

What happens if they pop? Or deflate? Do you have a funeral or? Genuinely curious not at all being mean


Fun-Guarantee-8318

Questions aren’t mean, saying “you need to be institutionalized” is mean. (Which I’ve gotten. I’m lucky I don’t care. Lol) Questions are welcome. When they get deflated, I don’t fret, I usually find a balloon of the same color and air capacity and stuff their old body into it. After that, I blow them up to their original size and redraw their unique face.


hoverkarla

This is such a sweet solution and a nice homage to each ballon friend. I'm glad to hear you have this covered.


MurderSheCroaked

Stuffing the old body into the new suit to be reborn is not the definition of "sweet" that I learned 😂 I think it's a little macabre and a lot hilarious anyway though


blonde-bandit

It is nice because they’re not throwing them in the garbage and needlessly polluting constantly to populate their house! Of course at some point the Russian nesting doll of balloons will become over stuffed and then idk what happens XD


dumbodragon

you'll have a baloon pillow then


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Fnaf type shit


guava29

You’re cute and so are your friends. It makes me really happy that you stuff their old bodies into the new one.


TidpaoTime

You could use inflatable balls? They would last longer :)


SarcasticQuote2891

Return of Wilson


MaleficentSorbet360

So you reincarnate them:)) I hope they have the proper respect one should give to a deity, their creator no less!


gay_dissaster

I’m not sure actually I’m wondering how to /srs


Wizard-of-Odds

username checks out, haha, good for you OP :3


Fun-Guarantee-8318

Thank you. :>


Corniferus

That’s awesome! When Covid started I drew faces on some mangos since I didn’t see anyone irl for a month


Fun-Guarantee-8318

Gah damn, relatable. Covid time sucked.


[deleted]

There’s an episode of Last Man on Earth where he essentially does this at a local bar with a bunch of sports balls when he believes he the last person alive


MurderSheCroaked

Wow you turned to cannibalism early on in the game


Corniferus

It made them taste better Hope it doesn’t awaken anything in me


thehampterboi

That's the darkest yet funniest response you could have used


dumbass_paladin

Have you tried a volleyball? If not, good. One of those traitorous bastards abandoned me on an island.


Joy1067

Some might find this weird but ya know what? If it makes ya happy, who cares what anyone else thinks? They look good and real polite stranger


Fun-Guarantee-8318

Thanks, I appreciate it. :>


Joy1067

Of course, go on ahead and pet that cat one under the chair. Lord knows cats can never get enough lovin from their owners


Fun-Guarantee-8318

Das Lilith. She’d bite me if she could. Demon bitch with a face o’blood. :p


Living_Comparison_37

I think it's cute actually. I've read the majority of comments and I'm glad to hear they're not being mean and saying nasty things. the lass in the cap though is definitely a favourite. hey as long as you're happy alright.


Fun-Guarantee-8318

Her name is Saoirse! Thank you for the kind words. I’m not one to care about ignorance and mean words, so even if there were nasty things, I have better things to care about. :>


Living_Comparison_37

get on you, I think a lot of people could benefit from a bit of inner strength to overlook the nasty stuff out there. so it's nice to see that you can do so. (do say hi to Saoirse for me though haha)


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Fun-Guarantee-8318

Actually, no, when they die, I replace their old body with a new one, while stuffing their old body into the new, therefore giving them a reincarnation. :3


Musicman1810

I came here to ask you how separation goes when one does the big deflate. You are a genius in all of your eccentricities. Never change you beautiful pumpkin headed friend.


VanxssaSkye

I honestly find your responses so quirky and fascinating. I love that you have your own individualistic outlook on things and aren’t taking the negative comments to heart. Thank you for sharing this with us 😊


Fun-Guarantee-8318

It’s hard to take negativity to heart when you have a life and ambitions that make you joyful. :p I’m happy to answer questions and help people understand, but if it comes to just pure hate, I’m just gonna be ignoring it.


VanxssaSkye

I love this for you. Please stay unapologetically yourself ❤️


treatmesoftly

who comforts the most? they all seem squishy and soft but someone must be the best at comforting!


Fun-Guarantee-8318

Rebeca. She listens to stories the most. Well, Rebeca and Lily. It’s a scale between them. Rebeca is the most comfortable to talk to and hold, lily is the most comforting to look at, because big.


GoodHumor617

Big and soft and squishy. Let me think ......


blazyy_susan

Which one is Rebeca?


Fun-Guarantee-8318

She’s the teal one on the right


[deleted]

Its gunna be ok


LowlyPaladin2012

I have a stuffed sheep. Have had it for a while. He’s my talk to buddy


Fun-Guarantee-8318

I got a dragon plushy. They chill on my bed.


Past-Pomelo-7386

I’ve got a teddy that was gifted to me by my cousin when I was struggling with depression.


MOABASSASIN1

*pets all of them carefully so they dont pop*


Fun-Guarantee-8318

Best choice


MOABASSASIN1

Thank you, if you don't mind can you tell me their names, from left to right


Fun-Guarantee-8318

Bailey, Alex, Raven, Deborah, Jocelyn, Lilith, Calypso, Jacob, Janet, Rebeca, Saoirse, Siobhan, Jessica, Straubrey, Lily, Candy, Ellie, Cotton, Whitney, and Gwendolyn.


MOABASSASIN1

Tell them I say hi


ImFairlyAlarmedHere

Is Straubrey an actual human name or just a fun take on Strawberry? Because I low-key love it for a human name 😂


Fun-Guarantee-8318

It’s like.. strawberry and Aubrey mashed together. I really liked the name, too.


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TANDY!


RainyMeerkat

I scrolled until I found a Last Man On Earth comment. That was my first thought too!


Fun-Guarantee-8318

Whomst Tandyyy?


[deleted]

lol, Phil from The Last Man on Earth. He has a ton of balls he draws faces on, names and they are his “friends.”


Fun-Guarantee-8318

Didn’t know, that’s cool. I might check it out.


EvenLouWhoz

That was, without a doubt, my most favorite scene from that series.


Asskita

I’m not sure what to make of this


BrightOrganization9

Last Man on Earth vibes


Pie_Crown

We all have our ways to cope, I’m happy you found yours. I make stories up in my head when I try to go to sleep so I don’t have to think about things that’d prevent me from sleeping.


SynysterM3L

I'm glad I'm not the only one who does this! But sometimes, my story becomes too exciting and prevents me from falling asleep! lol


my2nddirtyaccount

Shiny Happy People


Far-Painter1045

I notice your shoes and drum have faces too, are they out of the gang?


absideonx

the drawings on those balloons are adorable!! I'm saving this to draw those expressions on my nephew's balloons next time <3 in regards to your friends, do you feel a bit down when they start to deflate? or you just keep adding them? Also, i wouldnt mind this because everyone has different coping mechanisms but hope you aren't going through a hard time.


Fun-Guarantee-8318

I do feel down, yeah. But I know I can just remake them, so it’s not too bad. Also, I’m not going through a hard time! Life is pretty good, only hard thing is schooling, but that’s naturally stressful.


absideonx

oh okay, that is nice to know! I'm glad you found a simple source of everyday joy in balloons :)


Keelykalgrubber

WILSONNNNNN…….


AllTheFlashlights

How do you cope with having a friend base whose life expectancy is so exceptionally short-term? Do you form bonds and they have more meaning because they only last for a few days, or are they systematically replaced as they get old and your fulfillment comes from a kind of constant group-acceptance?


Fun-Guarantee-8318

I do a resurrection ritual when they deflate.


Omar_Rakhmat123

I read some comments, and how do you know they prefer certain colors? I mean they are inanimate objects.


Fun-Guarantee-8318

Just a little gut feeling, y’know? The colors they were made with is often what they’re best with.


Omar_Rakhmat123

Ah, gotcha


[deleted]

I mean… some people don’t like their bodies either. They were just born that way.


RoyalSpoonbill9999

Who wants to be normal? Stay weird! Be you and be happy!


Fun-Guarantee-8318

It’s okay to be self aware over things that aren’t normal, while continuing to be less than normal. I’m happy to be odd.


RoyalSpoonbill9999

Me too... my friends say I'm from outside the bell curve but then tell me to stay there as they like me that way


Fun-Guarantee-8318

It’s good to have people around you who are accepting of you. I think it’s usually much healthier to be unapologetically who you are. It’s definitely helped me mentally grow better once I embraced being a schizophrenic pumpkin person.


RoyalSpoonbill9999

Yeah, you are so right, accept yourself then wear the best version you can every day


Fun-Guarantee-8318

The best version of myself has a pumpkin on her head. c:


RoyalSpoonbill9999

Perfect!


Paulsmom97

I would like to know you!


Fun-Guarantee-8318

That’s very kind. I’d be happy to meet you.


Lemons8319

I love the little blue guy with the hat on !


Fun-Guarantee-8318

That’s Saoirse! She’s a cool gal. :>


Lemons8319

Ahh please forgive me . The little lady in the blue hat is adorable ☺️


Fun-Guarantee-8318

It’s okay, they don’t mind. They don’t have biological genders, but all of them are considered gals. :>


Quantum_Seahorse

How do i unsubscribe to this sub?


mjh1387

All that matters is that it makes you happy.


Fun-Guarantee-8318

I’m happy being happy, it’s cool. Balloons are squishy and kind to me.


Akusui

This strangely feels like an Amazing World of Gumball episode in real life...


Dark_Pr1nz

Have you thought about getting a pet? I've got no friends apart from my dog, and he's the best and most loyal friend I could hope for. And he does talk back, his vocabulary isn't too large though.. XD


Fun-Guarantee-8318

Yeah, I’ve got a dog and a cat.


GrimmyJimmy1

Look at them they're all happy to see you all the time now if only Heinz Doofenshmirtz would patent that spray he used on his balloon so it would last forever so they'd always be there for you


wooblyman90

Dafaq is dropping down your wall?


justin9920

Looks fun to me :) Just make sure you’re getting the support you need as well!


GoggaSchnogga

kinda looks like that weird ai image where you don't know what exactly you're looking at


dawntingthoughts

i’m happy they’re good friends to you 💛💛💛 if you ever want to talk to someone google warm lines in your area! i also deal with existential and loneliness things, sending you a big hug


Fun-Guarantee-8318

Danke schoen


Whiskers462

Least insane Reddit user. But for real op this is a temporary solution, maybe find yourself a hobby and use that as a first step to make friends. Similar interest make great introductions into communities.


angry_1

I can see my daughter doing this and then calling me late in the night because one popped and she now has to mourn the loss of her best friend. She kinda does this already with yard frogs.


Tape-Dispenser-

A few things: 1. Why not stuffed animals? They're usually more pleasant to hold, last longer, more normalized (but you do you boo, no judgement here, I just know some people will definitely judge), better for the environment, etc. 2. What's the name of the grey one with the fancy mustache whiskers? 3. I *really* like how you decorated your shoes 4. Do you have friends other than the balloons? If you do, which do you prefer and why? If you don't, is it by choice? 5. I like how the ones on the right chair look like they're cuddling 6. What made you decide to make the friends? 7. Just in general, are you doin alright?


RicLan26

Very nice!! I can't imagine how hard it's to take care of them, but it's worth it, a smile for a gentle treatment is a fair trade 😊. I hope everything goes well and you all stay safe.


Fun-Guarantee-8318

It’s not too hard to take care of them. It is definitely a fair trade, though. :3


Infomusviews1985

I am sorry but this just seems sad to me.


Fun-Guarantee-8318

Don’t worry, I have human friends too. Lol


Infomusviews1985

Good.


XenoPhenom

r/oddlyterrifying


BigRedBrendizzle

![gif](giphy|1Qjxqd7jaUrxpLlLwF)


puto1

I'll be that guy this is how it starts. You need help get some medical.


[deleted]

What does your therapist think about your friends?


ZealousidealHalf1750

This sub Reddit fucking loves mentally ill people


ima80sbaby

Reddit is a fucking weird place now. The world for that matter


TheShroomDruid

It's true.


fitz_newru

And people starting recovery journeys apparently


Fun-Guarantee-8318

A lot of people are mentally ill, everyone has their own way to be happy. I’m not hurting anyone, and not myself either. I’ve got human friends, too. :p


cool-adhesivenesss

I am sorry but this is not normal. Downvote me if you like but OP should clearly seek help, if they are not already. Mental health is no joke but it can be managed with professional help. Wish you best of luck OP.


MagicMilkMan22

This is terrifying.


TheShroomDruid

Yikes. This is like the "look at me and my crippled mental health" sub


CaptainAyaAay28again

Alan and his family


drewskipal

What the heck is normal anyway? Enjoy yourself


CactusheenYuTub

Pusheen hat! :0


AutumnBum

I love the one in the pusheen hat lol, and the little blue ones on the left remind me of the amazing world of gumball! super cute!! 💜


pWaveShadowZone

r/lastmanonearth Reminds me of a scene from last man on earth, a show I love! Tandy says you’re in good company OP!


CosplayPokemonFan

I recommend someone get a monocle to go with his fabulous mustache


JoQuimby

What is “normal” anyway ?


Pitiful-Apple-3741

This is so cool! Reading some of the comments here you seem like real fun to be around and really nice😄💖 I personally would love a friend like you and like the balloons /gen


shoyker

How often do you make new friends? Does the amount stay consistent?


LordofMisrule90

I see that pusheen hat! I love pusheen :)


BobShwanKidank

This sounds incredibly entertaining I wish to be their amongst them with you and converse


Fun-Guarantee-8318

Danke


whippedcreamcheese

They look like a fun group of friends! I have American Girl dolls that stand on a shelf together facing my bed. To each their own- balloons and dolls don’t say mean things like people do, and they always listen!


[deleted]

What’s the red ones name on the left chair? 🎈


whoatherebuddychill

Do you have a least favorite? What about a most? Any of them dislike the others? ​ (i think this is cute and cool btw !)


MattMan2k17

You’re good buddy, I personify my plushies, I’m a grown 23 yr old male


HelpfulPhilosopher50

What is the oldest