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!

Doesn't matter if you're joking or not... depressed people take comments like that very seriously. So it increases the chance of them committing suicide which isn't a good thing. - SomePersonYouHate

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

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

Um should I just not talk to them? - EliHbk

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2 You're a freak!

Almost as bad as the other things on this list, if someone you know is depressed do not say this chances are you'll regret saying it afterwards. - SomePersonYouHate

3 You're worthless and what you do never matters

Harsh but also will probably make said person more depressed. - SomePersonYouHate

4 I don't care about you and your problems

Instead of making said person feel better it'll make them feel worse. - SomePersonYouHate

5 Stop being an attention whore/ drama whore!

No depressed person is a attention whore or drama whore it's a big stereotype that needs to die. - SomePersonYouHate

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

6 Go jump off a bridge!

Chances are they will if they hear someone saying that to them. - SomePersonYouHate

7 Stop moping around

This one best explains itself. - SomePersonYouHate

8 Stop being depressed

A depressed person can't stop being depressed right away same thing with cancer patients or people with general illnesses. - SomePersonYouHate

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

I would if I could

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

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9 You're just crying because you want attention!

Not true and like the last item it doesn't help at all. - SomePersonYouHate

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?

This nine times out of 10 is more likely to make said person feel worse than feel better. - SomePersonYouHate

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 Just think positively

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

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

That's only going to hurt them instead of helping them. - SomePersonYouHate

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

14 Hey! Wanna hang out?

Not that terrible to say to be honest. - CaptainMowzker

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

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

Yeah... saying this totally wouldn't backfire or anything... (Sarcasm.) - SomePersonYouHate

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. - CaptainMowzker

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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