Be kind and considerate to people suffering from mental illness (Image used for representational purpose) Image:THINKSTOCK
It's hard to speak about your mental health, but it's harder to get good advice when you finally muster the courage to share it with those close to you. And that's exactly what a UK-based journalist, Hattie Gladwell, tried to explore on Twitter. She wanted to know what are some of the most unhelpful, insensitive things people say to those suffering from mental illness. Her micro-blogging timeline was flooded with heartbreaking responses.
She started off the chain of replies by sharing one such advice she got from a friend.
"I’ll start: One person told me I didn’t need medication, I just needed to be more motivated to cope with my mental health," she posted on Twitter.
The responses below are even more insensitive and insulting than you might have imagined. So far her post has received 98 replies, 5,515 retweets, and 16,872 likes.
So, the next time someone shares their insecurities with you, try to be a bit sensitive, will you?