Top 10 Worst Things to Say to a Depressed Person

If a person's depressed it's probably best to NOT say of the following things. I don't approve of any of the following items I'm just trying to make a point.

The Top Ten

1 Kill yourself!

If you say that then chances are they will actually do it - Randomator

If the person does kill himself, it's gonna be your fault obviously, because you made him do so - Neonco31

Imagine if Gene Simmons saw this list - 445956

It's because he actually told depressed people to kill themselves - 445956

Um should I just not talk to them? - EliHbk

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2 You're worthless and what you do never matters
3 You're a freak!
4 I don't care about you and your problems
5 Stop being an attention whore/ drama whore!

They’re not being a attention whore. They’re crying out for help.

6 Stop moping around
7 Stop being depressed

Homeless people should just buy a home.
Sick people should just stop being sick.
People with asthma should just breathe.
Starving people should just eat.
Dead people should just be alive.

Wow, I can stop being depressed by just being happy? I never thought of that! Thank you for curing all of my problems ever! - Atham

That’s like telling someone with cancer to just stop having it.

I would if I could

Depression isn’t one of those things you just “get over.” You don’t know what’s going on in that persons life - Randomator

8 Go jump off a bridge!
9 You're just crying because you want attention!

Saying the other things just makes the depressed feel worse, but saying this is an ignorant, grave mistake.

You are no longer safe when you say this...
No longer... - SpectralOwl

10 Why can't you stop being depressed?

See my comment on “Stop being depressed” same thing applies here. Depression is not something that you just get over or just goes away on it’s own. You have no idea what may be happening in that persons life - Randomator

The Contenders

11 Hey! Wanna hang out?

I just got that! LOL! - EvanWellens

Not that terrible to say to be honest.

Saying nice things to a depressed person is not a good idea - 445956

12 Just think positively

It's not easy for them to think optimistically, some of depressed people may have a bad childhood. - V-Curve

Because telling someone to stop being depressed will definitely help them, no question, clearly the best, most effective possible way to handle such a situation - kempokid

13 You’re weak
14 Just hurry up and kill yourself so we don't have to look at you anymore

That’s almost guaranteed to make them commit suicide - Randomator

15 You live such a good life! What do you have to be depressed about?

It's not very good to assume people's lives as they may had a very traumatic experience in the past. - V-Curve

16 Cheer up

"Yeah, I'm just gonna magically feel better because you told me to"

Hey, it's worth a shot at least. - mattstat716

17 You have no reason to be depressed

"You're right, I have a reason to be pissed at your stupidity, though." - mattstat716

18 Others have it worse

Saying this is a BIG mistake to a depressed person.

19 It’s going to be okay

Is it going to be okay?

20 Pull yourself together

If they could, they would - JazzPunk

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