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15 Things You Shouldn't Say To Someone Struggling With Depression

Repeat after me: Depression is not a choice.

1. "Other people have it much worse than you do."

2. "You'll feel better tomorrow."

3. "Life isn't fair."

4. "You just have to deal with it."

5. "Life goes on."

6. "I know how you feel, I was depressed once."

7. "You're being selfish."

8. "Go out, have fun, have a drink, and forget about it."

9. "You're bringing me down."

10. "What do you even have to be depressed about?"

11. "Stop feeling sorry for yourself."

12. "You need to go on a run."

13. "You just need to get out of the house!"

14. "Everyone else is dealing with life, so why can't you?"

15. "You're strong, you'll be fine."

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, please know that help is available. Call 1-800-273-8255 or visit this website anytime.

You are not alone.