“A tongue has no bones, but it is strong enough to break a heart so be careful with your words.”
I know we live in a time, where we can “speak our minds” whether in person or over the internet, however still I think we should really take care of words, because they have the power to heal or destroy, especially to people who live with mental illness. It’s already hard enough to be going through it every day and then for someone just discount or belittle the hell you go through everyday is just….demeaning and insensitive!
So for those who want to talk to someone they know or just met or heck…each other, how do you talk to someone with an mental illness? Well, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) created an infographic tilted “What Helps vs What Hurts: Talking to Someone With A Mental Disorder” that provides examples of the do’s and don’ts when talking to someone with a mental health disorder. If we are to reduce stigma towards mental illnesses then let’s begin by being weary of the words we say when speaking with one another.