Well I’ve never heard it before but it sounds uncommon nonsense
We have all had it.
“Helpful” and well meaning advice on our illness that is just annoying, harmful and not true!!
I think this comes through lack of knowledge as a whole in the general population, the stigma of mental illness, close relatives in denial you have such a “shameful” thing and just pure arseholery.
Give them all a week of catatonic deoression and panic attacks I say! They will soon change their tune
More worryingly, some of these were said to me by mental health professionals!!!!
Just do your breathing excersises
Have you tried meditation?
Have a hot milky drink
Have a hot bath
Go do some excersise and get fresh air
It’s all in your head
It’s probably just a virus
You haven’t got any reason to be depressed?
In my day, we just got on with things
Your a hypochondriac
They like to label anything these days
You are fine
Just don’t think about it, it’s easy.
Have you tried self help book/website
You need to sort yourself out
It’s not like you got cancer or anything
Those tablets won’t help you, they just placebos
You are just a drama queen
And I’m sure there’s many more.
Feel free to add your own pearls of wisdom you have been told 😉
By the way I do think some of those things are helpful ONCE you are more stable !!! Not before. They can help prevent relapses
Eg excercise, mindfulness , doing things