We had an insightful tweet-chat about the way we use language around mental-health. We’ve all heard the terms “I’m so depressed” or “You’re acting so bipolar!” in situations where the person in question has no mental illness. This usage of mental illness terminology is seriously damaging and trivialises the struggle that people who are actually suffering from these illnesses go through.
This tweet-chat brought several interesting insights on how to develop a more sensitive way of speaking about mental illness and how to differentiate between mental illness and just an everyday mood swing. We also released an infographic that depicted this sentiment in a visual manner.
Many thanks to our tweet-chat participants for their participation and insight!