Don’t Tell People With Mental Health Problems This

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Mental Health Awareness Month

As you guys know May is Mental Health Awareness Month and therefore I decided to write posts about mental health this whole week. Today I decided to post about “Things You Need To Stop Telling People With Mental Health Problems” because a lot of people may not know how to talk to someone who suffers from mental health problems. Some people may accidentally say something insensitive without realizing it’s insensitive. I thought I would share the things people say most often and why they are the wrong thing to say. Let me know in the comments what the weirdest/most insulting thing someone has told you about your mental health.

“Get over it”

If it was thateasy do you think we wouldn’t have just gotten over it? This is a really sad thing to say and if anything it just shows how ignorant you are about…

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28 thoughts on “Don’t Tell People With Mental Health Problems This

  1. Definitely for me, being told”you’re too sensitive” was the worst. Like yes, I’m a Highly Sensitive Person, thank you for noticing. It’s like telling me that my eyes are too blue or something crazy like that lol

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  2. Really enjoyed this post. I have heard most of these. One that really bothered me was when I was having a panic attack and someone said, “oh come on not again!” I have ni control of when I get one and that comment just made it feel like they didn’t believe me.

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    1. I’m so sorry you had to go through that… I don’t think those people understand that we don’t control it, it comes all of a sudden and honestly, some people need to be punched in the face.

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  3. “You’re a lot of work.” “Aren’t you on meds for that?” “You just need to get out more.” “You’re just doing it for the attention.”
    I think everyone here^ has faced a thoughtless opinion or two and, it should be said more often, what we say/do matters. Thank you, Pooja, for posting this!


  4. there’s a reason why I choose to be on my own, this sums it up. Btw I was wondering if you know how to upgrade word press. I tried to but it kept rejecting my money lol

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  5. I so agree with you. I have had people say that to me when I used to have anxiety with certain things. I really loved it that you would be posting about mental health this whole week. Keep it up.🤍💜✨


  6. It is easy to say ‘lighten up’ in a well-meaning way. Having dealt with mental health issues and written about the issues, I think it is great that everyone is discussing it out in the open.


  7. Well put. It’s true. People actually take mental health issues as “dramatization” or “seeking attention “.
    This is something which everyone needs to read. Thank you for this informative piece.


  8. That’s so true. Thank you for sharing this. I think a lot of people do and say things according to the way they were brought up–their parents, schools and environment treat them in a dismissive way and don’t attend to their emotional and psychological needs. And they in turn use the same method towards others. I think a lot of people say these insensitive things without even thinking. It is important to educate everybody on this. Yes, the double standard is huge. People treat physical illness with more compassion (out of habit) while treating mental problem as if it is a performance.

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    1. I agree a lot of it has to do with how someone is raised and the environment they grew up in. It’s sad but a lot of people learn these things from their parents. There’s definitely a double standard and even though it’s getting a bit better these days it’s still pretty bad. It’s so much more difficult to get help for mental illnesses too compared to physical issues.


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