Would you ever tell someone with cancer to just get over it?!?!? NO! Not in a million years! It’s the same with depression or other mental illnesses. These are hard diseases to understand whether you are the one with the illness, or the loved one looking on, but it’s important for both to remember that it is real and can be life threatening just like cancer!
This goes for all mental illnesses. Just because you can’t take a blood test, does not mean it’s not real. Choose your words carefully. Choose your self-talk carefully.