Where’s the Empathy For Anxiety and Depression?

People tend to act as if they know more than us about our own mental health problems

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1.“You should pray more. You should involve yourself in deeper prayer. It helps a lot.”

2. “You need to stop looking for affirmation or honor from people around you and start to get to know yourself better. You need to stop projecting your desires and yourself on other people”

3. “Why not talk about your problems with someone?”

4. “Hormonal imbalance? Isn’t that a girl thing?”

5. “So, what are you anxious about? What are your thoughts and emotions? Can you identify them?”

6. “Maybe you should try doing this or that, or try taking this or that. I know of someone who did this or that thing, or tried this or that thing, and it worked. You should, too”

7. “It’s this person or that person’s fault that you’re having depression and anxiety.”

8. “You’re just being overly sentimental or emotional about things.”

9. “You’re just like everyone else, overusing and feeling woke about the words ‘depression’ and ‘anxiety’.”

10. “So what, you’d rather end up like so and so who also underwent depression?”

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