Never blame somebody’s emotions actions and reactions on their mental health.
It’s very easy. It’s very convenient. But it’s very wrong!
You invalidated their genuine response to a situation, when you would probably react in a more intense manner, when faced with the same.
It makes them feel like their whole life is a lie and they lose trust in themselves.
They feel like the world see them from a different lens and class them into a lower category.
They doubt everything that ever happened to them and everything they ever did.
I have been on both the ends.
It’s natural to think like that, I had to learn not to do this with my loved ones who are struggling with mental health problems.
And I have heard the same when I reacted to any unfair situation and all I could thing was “it was convenient to them, they see me as easy target”.
When you know someone is struggling with a mental health issue, they already suppress their opinions because they doubt themselves. It takes them courage to speak up. And then when somebody tried to link it with their health, they step back and walk away in the shadows.
A little example. I have heard “you are saying that because you are having an anxiety attack”. I could be having one. My words could totally be clouded by my mental state. But I don’t want to be told that.
Telling me that is not going to help me or the situation.
In times like these I just want someone to be there and listen and show some kindness.
I don’t know how right I’m here. I’m just saying what I saw and felt.
Please be kind.
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