Pull your socks up

There are so many things that I have heard over the years about people who have depression or anxiety. I don’t think people realise the strength, resilience and everything inbetween it takes to simply keep going. To all of those with any sort of mental health I think you’re brilliant. Here are some corkers, that I’ve heard:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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- Pull your socks up⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- You are being lazy⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- You are attention seeking⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- You are weak⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And here are some responses that will make you think twice about how you respond or think about people with mental health...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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- It is actually a chemical imbalance in the brain, so pulling up my socks will do nothing⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- People with depression need more sleep, as they worry more and need therefore get less of the restorative sleep needed to repair⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Most people with depression or anxiety hide away and isolate themselves, if they have opened up about their mental health this will be a big deal to them⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Actually mental health will make you stronger, more resilient and bad ass⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Helpful things to say instead...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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- Is there anything I can do?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Do you want to talk about it⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- You are braver than you think and feel⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- You won't always feel like this.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- It's ok not to be ok⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- I love you no matter what⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- You aren't a burden⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- You will get through this⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀