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Gmatj

742d

people don't understand. They think I can just cheer up. anyone else experience this?

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    • dadoen

      741d

      @Axol dude every single guidance counsoler ive had has been like that. Like no i cant just think of the fuller side of the cup youre minimizing how I feel into general pessimism its not how mental health works.

    • Wintie

      741d

      I totally can relate to this. It's literally telling a depressed person to stop being depressed, lol. Like you can't just magically undo it. Sadly, in today's eyes, it seems as though we should always be happy but that shouldn't be the case. We experience emotions and certain things for a reason. Unfortunately, toxic positivity is in instead of healthy ways to cope. I am sorry that you had to go through this. You are not alone on this journey. 💗

    • Axol

      741d

      Toxic positivity is a real thing, remember to take breaks from people that have that mindset, it isnt necessarily bad just misinformed...

      • dadoen

        741d

        @Axol dude every single guidance counsoler ive had has been like that. Like no i cant just think of the fuller side of the cup youre minimizing how I feel into general pessimism its not how mental health works.

    • HayHay021

      741d

      I know exactly how you feel!

    • dadoen

      741d

      Everyone around me is constantly smiling at me and asking me if im okay like its so stupid that they dont understand that no you cant cheer me up but what you can do is leave me alone for a bit so i can figure myself out.

      • LexYO

        741d

        @dadoen "leave me alone for a bit so I can figure myself out" is the best description for how to fix the issue I've heard

    • chyyy

      742d

      It's hard for people without personal experience to empathize, unfortunately.

      • Gmatj

        741d

        @chyyy I know. I don't choose to feel like this. Meds help some.

        • chyyy

          741d

          @Gmatj Same, and it's hard when people don't understand that our brains make us feel this way regardless of what we want. I'm sorry you're dealing with it right now, but im glad the meds help some!

    • ShoobyDoobyDoo91

      742d

      Yup😥

    • Vampire

      742d

      I experience this. Everyone just expects me to be okay and just let it go

      • Gmatj

        741d

        @Vampire ya me too. If I could..I would.

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