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15 Responses to 'Depression Isn't Real' You Can Use When People Doubt Your Mental Illness

Andrew Tate, a kickboxer and former cast mate of “Big Brother UK,” tweeted on Sept. 7 that “depression isn’t real” to over 26 thousand followers.

This tweet was just the beginning of a series of tweets, including his opinions about how people with depression are “too lazy to change,” and how depression is used as an excuse to “absolve responsibilities.”

We, of course, know this isn’t true — and that statements like these add to the stigma surrounding mental illness. People, including celebrities, have since spoken out against Tate’s tweets. Their responses might be useful if people doubt your mental illness, too.

What response would you add?