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    Re: Harmless Comments That Actually Hurt People With Mental Illness

    Quote Originally Posted by David Baxter View Post
    And maybe that's what is so frustrating for people on the other end of comments like the ones listed above. It's the condescending and hypocritical "I know all about it and I know what's best for you" attitude that probably hurts the most.,
    Like "why waste money on therapy"

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    Re: Harmless Comments That Actually Hurt People With Mental Illness

    I'm more used to the "don't shoot yourself" and (like #2) "think of someone other than yourself" style of comment. Or describing exhibiting unpleasant emotions as "being weirdo".

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    Re: Harmless Comments That Actually Hurt People With Mental Illness

    David, when this was first posted, I could not respond because it hurt. A clergyman told me that I needed to pray more. And whenever I feel out of sync, my husband will ask me if I took my meds. I finally came to the realization of regardless of how I truly feel, I am okay. I do not want folks feeling sorry for me. And, eventually, I will be okay.
    Jesse

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