Do’s and Don’ts
People want to help me when I’m depressed. But some things they do actually make me feel worse. So here are some tips on how to approach someone who is depressed.
In no particular order–
Don’t tell me to shake it off or snap out of it.
Don’t tell me jokes. Slapstick might get a muted chuckle, though.
Don’t send me internet memes to cheer me up. Seriously. Do not do this. It makes me question why we are friends.
Don’t tell me any variation of “hurry up and feel better because we need you.” That is about the worst thing you can say.
I’m not just in a bad mood.
I’m not grumpy.
I didn’t get up on the wrong side of the bed.
I’m not just having a bad day.
I do not have PMS.
It is not anything you did.
Don’t be too nice…
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