that’s actually my number one tip for how to support your mentally ill friend/partner/family member, being prepared to repeat yourself a lot. regardless of individual diagnosis almost all of us need people to be patient with us, because there are some facts that might seem evident…
ALL DOGS SEE YOU AT YOUR MOST UNFLATTERING ANGLE WHERE IT LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE TWELVE THOUSAND CHINS AND THEY ARE STILL SO HAPPY TO SEE YOUR BEAUTIFUL SELF THAT THEIR ENTIRE BODY VIBRATES, HOW GREAT IS THAT?
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|november 1st:||JUST HEAR THOSE SLEIGH BELLS JINGLING RING TING TINGLING TOOOOOO|
If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.
Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.