Stop Being So Silly.
Mental health is not something to joke about. Calling someones emotions ‘silly’ no matter what they are, isn’t okay. We are all entitled to feel anything without being made to feel stupid. When a person feels depressed they may already feel silly because they wish they didn’t feel that way. The last thing someone needs is for others to make them feel guilty about it.
What Exactly Do You Have To Be Depressed About?
Depression, mental health, even cancer DO NOT DISCRIMINATE. Mental illness can come for anyone, whether you are rich, poor, black, white, tall, short, fat or thin. Yes – some factors of depression can be helped such as leaving a job or a toxic relationship but on a whole, depression can and will come for anyone. Please bare that in mind when you think that someone shouldn’t be depressed because they’re financial stable or they look like Kim K.
Just Try & Be Happy.
IF IT WAS THAT SIMPLE THEN THEY WOULD BE WOULDN’T THEY?! People with depression (myself included) try and be happy all the time. We hate the fact we can’t get out of bed in the mornings, we hate that we cry ourselves to sleep at night and we hate even more that we can’t just be f***ing happy and normal… like everyone else.
You Don’t Look Depressed.
What does depression look like? The best way to describe it is a grey cloud following you around everywhere, sometimes sunshine peeps through, other times the cloud turns black and it pours. What I’m trying to say is someone with depression, isn’t crying and sad all the time. We do laugh, we do smile, but at the back of our minds is a constant grey cloud.
Someone Else Is Worse Off Than You!
Just because someone else may have bigger problems, it does not disregard another persons.
I have suffered with depression and other mental health problems and these are all things that have been said to me. Please think before you speak and try to be a little more understanding to someone who is suffering. Empathy and compassion are wonderful things!