I was going to entitle this article don’t say this to people with mental illnesses, but it goes for every disorder — for every PERSON. These are all statements people have said to me. Please don’t say them to anyone. ❤
Don’t say this:
It’s selfish to feel the way you’re feeling.
You seem to always have a problem.
You ruined Christmas (or the weekend or the moment or WHATEVER)
You seem manic/depressed to me.
Aren’t you over this yet?
You’ll outgrow this.
Don’t have children — your books can be your children.
Your problems aren’t real problems.
Oh, I get depressed all the time and it’s kinda annoying.
Please let me know what you’d add to this list!