12 Things Not To Say To Someone With Depression

Can you not?

1. Cheer up!

See also “Pull yourself together!”

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2. Just don’t think/feel that way!

Your leg is only broken because you think it’s broken.

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3. Everybody feels blue at this time of year! I was really down for like the whole day yesterday.

Yeah no, this is exactly the same thing.

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4. You’re bringing everyone else down!

Hey, this is how I party, ok?

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5. You need to try harder!

Do you know how much effort it took to leave the house?

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6. You’re so self involved!

My chest hurts! I think I’m having a heart attack! Call…an…ambulance! - GOD. It’s all me, me, me with some people.

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7. It’s all in your head!

Well, DUH.

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8. You haven’t got anything to be depressed about!

That’s the worst part of it.

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9. Happiness is a choice!

So is hitting you in the face.

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10. You clearly want to feel this way!

I really don’t.

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11. You should try drinking camomile tea!

Yeah, that’ll fix everything.

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12. Hang in there! Things will get better!

I know you’re only trying to help. But no. Just no.

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