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The illusion of ‘choice’ (choosing happiness)

One of the most hurtful things you can say to suffering from mental illness or as a result of terrible life circumstances is that “happiness is a choice”.  Even though people who say such things or share one of the … Continue reading

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Unsolicited advice (when there is no help or when treatment hasn’t worked)

All too often, I’ve seen people dish out unsolicited advice to those suffering from mental health problems and loneliness, usually along the lines of “Seek professional help” or “Call the suicide hotline number” or “Check yourself into hospital”.  While this may be appropriate advice to … Continue reading

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