Whenever people post these inspirational messages about how "depression will pass" that is just soooo half baked and ignorant...
I really feel like giving up on life. Like why continue to live in a world where people can be so insufferable?
For one, I always get the impression that what they are really saying is "your problems bother me, I don't want to deal with your issues just don't talk about them because they make me unhappy". These messages just always make it about not expressing your misery, and forcing people to smile and pretend everything is fine. Like my soul crushing misery is encroaching on their sunshine.
Never really hear these messages saying that "your pain is valid", but more that it is completely invalid. A lot of minimizing the issues of other people and basically a little backhand insult of "you're so weak and pathetic for having a problem that I don't have"
I think 90% of the messages I have seen, and certainly the ones that made me want to guzzle cyanide the most, are written by people that have never dealt with these problems personally, and have no experience with the serious issues of mental illness. But clearly they know better because... the sun can shine right through from one ear to the other?
My usual impression is not one of support but of people wanting the worst of the world to get a coat of paint and glitter to make them more comfortable.
If you really want to help people suffering from mental illness. maybe acknowledge that what they are going through really sucks? Because it consumes a lot of their life, and really it would just be nice if people would stop minimizing that it is a living Hell for the people that deal with it every day.