Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Things NOT To Say To A Depressed Person

Sad day

A lot of us trivialize depression (for the most part, unintentionally) by dropping a platitude on a depressed friend or family as if that is the one thing they badly need to hear. A few things that are unhelpful to say to someone who is experiencing depression include:
  • “Pull yourself together, dude.”
  • “Always think positive!”
  • “You should do something for others.”
  • “There are people who are going through real problems right now. Think of that.”
  • “Maybe you just don’t want to get better?”

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