Q&A number 5!!! This is the final addition of this Q&A series thank you to all of the lovely bloggers who got involved. I also think this question means the most to me, over the past 3 years I have been faced with so many opinion and thought on my own health so hence why I asked this question! Here are previous blog posts that you can go and check out as well as all the lovely bloggers that got involved…
- Blogger Mental Health & Anxiety Q&A…
- Blogger Mental Health & Anxiety Q&A 2…
- Blogger Mental Health & Anxiety Q&A 3…
- Blogger Mental Health and Anxiety Q&A 4…
Sophie Mags from https://hopelessblogweb.wordpress.com/
Chloe Burford from: https://chloeburford.wordpress.com/
Jessica from: https://anhistorianabouttown.com/
Katie from: https://mamasays.blog/
Fatimah from: http://www.roseygoldbox.blogspot.co.uk/
Ella May from:https://ellamaygarrett.com/
5. What do you think is the worst thing to say to someone with anxiety/ mental health issues?
Sophie Mags: I think the worst thing I have ever been told is that they can’t be bothered to deal with it (me) today. You never wake up in the morning knowing you’re going to feel that way and all someone needs is a hug and someone to listen. The smaller things make all the difference.
Chloe Burford said: The worst thing is when people say ‘You have no reason to have depression you have a good life’ or ‘people have it worse’.
Jessica says: “Other people have gone through worse things.” Not only does that not make me feel better in any way, I in fact feel worse for feeling like this in the first place. Sometimes simply asking how I am and listening to the answer (even if it makes you feel awkward) is far more helpful and supportive than offering clichés.
Katie said: Telling me that things are fine or not to worry is a pet hate. I know ultimately that they will be, as a lot of the time my anxiety’s are based on wild, over exaggerations in my own head, but I don’t want anyone else telling me I’m being extreme or silly worrying about these scenarios.
Fatimah says: The worst thing to say is ‘Just Get Over It’.
Ella May said: To disregard their illness in any way. Such as, comparing physical illness to mental illness. I find that personally one of the hardest. It also relates to the work place. Mental illness is equally as hard and sometimes requires time off – just as much as breaking an arm would!
Amanda: Without a doubt the worst things to tell me are “You’re alright” ,”Stop Worrying” or my least favourite “Calm down”! That makes me so angry. Best way to support someone is just being there to listen when they feel ready to talk.