Re-blog comebacks to depression comments

December 8, 2013 at 3:22 am 2 comments

A complicated person, with a complicated life

People in the mental health community often mention how ignorant people are and how their comments about mental illness end up annoying or hurting them.  This has resulted in a lot of people offering lists of things not to say to someone with mental illness, and it usually focuses on depression.  While on the internet I found these witty comebacks to 5 common comments you should say to someone with depression. You can find the original blog at The Good Men Project:

1. “Depression isn’t real.”

Comeback: “It’s much more real than your imaginary medical expertise.”

2. “You have nothing to be depressed about! You’ve got a great life!”

Comeback: “That’s like saying to an asthmatic, ‘Of course you can breathe! There’s lots of air everywhere!’ ”

3. “But you don’t look like you have a mental illness.”

Comeback: “That’s because I’m disguised as a human being today.”


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. mm172001  |  December 8, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Thanks for the re-blog.

    • 2. beingemily  |  February 16, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      It was a great post I had to reblog it


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