This is so true. And the sad thing is, if you’re depressed and try to get help (I don’t know about professionally, but if you ask someone you know), this is pretty much all they say. With the exception of #6, I’ve heard everything on that list.
Also, concerning #7: It’s like saying, “You can’t be happy because there are people happier than you.” What kind of logic is that, hm?
A friend of mine posted a link to this article on facebook. Worth a read. Here’s the link in case you despise my purple background and would prefer a white one (Hater. :P) I’ve edited the mild language out.
The 10 Stupidest Things You Can Say To A Depressed Person
1. “Just go outside more!”
Right, because going outside is the easiest part of any depressed person’s day, and the only thing stopping them from going for a light frolic through the local park is the fact that no one has told them how awesome it was! The thing is, a huge part of depression is not being able to navigate the world in the way you used to, and there is a good chance that they are trying desperately just to make it out to get basic food supplies if they are at a…
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