of the hurtful things around mental illness is the language.
Words like ‘mad’.
Criticism like: ‘You are not really trying.’
‘If you wanted to get better, then you would.’
‘Do you want to go out and in of Hospital for ever?’
‘No-one will want to be your friend if you carry on like that.’
‘If you wore make-up you would feel better.’
‘The Doctor came in especially to see you. Don’t make him feel he is wasting his time.’