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One of the hardest parts of living with a mental illness such as Complex PTSD which can lead to depression is the lack of understanding among peers. It’s not that people don’t want to help their loved one, it’s often that they are unsure how. They try to make it right by saying all of the wrong things. But how should one expect their family and friends to be better educated on this topic when one fails to explain how to help? Change starts with informing.
Here are five phrases you should never say to someone you love struggling with depression: All of these things have been said to me at one point!!!
1. “It’s all in your head.”
Depression is a real illness. Telling someone the side effects they are feeling do not really exist devalues their struggle. You have no idea what they are going through on a…
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