what they say: you’re using your mental illness as an excuse
what they mean: i care more about the thing you couldn’t do than your mental health
what they say: try yoga/a healthy diet/just being happy/etc.
what they mean: i dont know what mental illnesses are or how they affect people
what they say: youre overreacting
what they mean: my microscopic brain cannot comprehend that people feel, think and act differently, especially when they have mental illnesses making them act/feel/think a certain way
what they say: you just want attention
what they mean: i dont understand that humans need attention and affection to survive, that wanting attention is nothing bad, and that just bc i noticed doesnt mean you actually wanted me to notice