Things not to say to someone with a mental illness

Hello beauties, i love reading these types of posts as I can somewhat relate to them. So I thought I would share my opinions of ‘What not to say to someone with a mental illness’. 


1. Your not OCD, people will OCD are clean.

This one just makes me laugh. OCD is no where near just being clean or neat, that’s only a small section of the disorder. OCD has many different sections such as checking, intrusive thoughts, magical thinking and many more. 

2.  Stop taking your antidepressants, you will feel better

I really don’t like hearing this one as it makes the person feel ashamed of taking the medication. 

3. Your such a emo

Self harm is a very complicated thing, people shouldn’t be defined by it and definitely not stereotyped by this. If you notice that someone is self harming, this is the worst thing to say. 

4.  Just be happy, get out of bed and be happy 

For some people the basic tasks of day to day life are too much. 

5. Stop attention seeking 

It’s a cry for help not attention seeking.

6. She did that because of her mental illness 

Not everything someone does is a result of their mental illness.

7. I was depressed for a few days once, I know how you feel. 

Simple answer. No you don’t 

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