Thanks for the Advice

People who suffer from any type of Mental Illness are often the recipients of health advice.

This might be because mental illnesses aren’t easily detectable from the outside or because it’s seemigly “normal” people who have them.

Those of us who are the victims of depression, anxiety, Bipolar, mood disorders, PPD, etc. take this advice with a grain of salt, and with the understanding that those giving it haven’t been in the situations we are.

They only want to help.

But sometimes to the people saying:

“Go outside and take a walk, the fresh air will take all your cares away”

and

“Read a good book and have a spa day!”

Also?

“It’s really not that bad is it? I mean, look at all the great things you have to be grateful for.”

We really want to tell them,

 

Guess what?

This awesome “message” is available for you to purchase!

Yup!

My totally talented and almost too sexy friend Lady E from Adventures in Estrogen created it and is selling them!

You can choose from a button, mug, sticker, and magnet!

Go get yours!!

 

 

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30 Responses to Thanks for the Advice
  1. Sarcasm Goddess
    February 24, 2012 | 4:33 am

    Woo hoo! Yessssss. I hate it when people say, “oh I know how you feel, I get sad sometimes too.” I am not freaking sad you jack hole!! I’ll take your sadness any day over my depression.

    • multitaskingmumma
      February 24, 2012 | 11:09 am

      Ha! Yes!
      I feel like that too.
      I would love to not worry endlessly every minute of the day and over analyze. What’s that like?

  2. Kristin
    February 24, 2012 | 7:27 am

    Walking, fresh air, good books and relaxing cure all manner of grumpy spirits. They do not cure mental illness.

    Douche muppet is making me laugh and spill coffee.

    • multitaskingmumma
      February 24, 2012 | 11:08 am

      You are so right!
      Sometimes fresh air can make a sad day a happy one… but they do not make chronic depression suddenly go away!

  3. Galit Breen
    February 24, 2012 | 7:55 am

    Hee! Love the button and yes, unsolicited advice is the worst!

    (I’m cringing at the thought that I’ve said these things! Aak! I think it would be amazing if you wrote a post on good things to say – things that are actually helpful and thoughtful, you know?)

    • multitaskingmumma
      February 24, 2012 | 11:06 am

      YOU are a smart cookie!
      I will make note of this and write a post in the future!
      thanks Galit!

  4. Jenn@Fox in the City
    February 24, 2012 | 8:50 am

    Hahahahaha! Ah yes that is so Lady E and I love it.

    I have also been told that it is “all in my head” . . . why yes, yes it is but that doesn;t make it any less real.

    • multitaskingmumma
      February 24, 2012 | 11:06 am

      Umm… where else would it be if it wasn’t in our heads?
      It’s not in our hands or our feet.
      Idiots.

  5. Ra
    February 24, 2012 | 9:59 am

    My Doc told me to plant a garden when i was suffering from PPD with Seth…..ummmm ok?

    • multitaskingmumma
      February 24, 2012 | 10:59 am

      Well?
      Mary Mary quite contrary.. how did your flowers grow?
      Let me tell you… the last thing you want me around right now is a spade and a shovel… or any other heavy object to strike with.

      • Lady Estrogen
        February 24, 2012 | 4:10 pm

        Hahaha! Yes, keep the digging devices away from me too.

  6. Alison@Mama Wants This
    February 24, 2012 | 10:04 am

    Douche Muppet is like the best phrase EVER.

    • multitaskingmumma
      February 24, 2012 | 10:58 am

      I can always count on Lady E

  7. Iris
    February 24, 2012 | 10:33 am

    DOUCHE MUPPET?! Holy crap. That’s awesome.

    I love when people have told me “Just get over it.” That’s always super helpful, isn’t it?!

    I do think a good brisk walk can do wonders. Especially if your walk includes setting a bag of dog poo aflame on your nemeses’ front porch. I’m just saying.

    • multitaskingmumma
      February 24, 2012 | 10:58 am

      I agree with you.
      A walk would help.. but that would mean pulling myself off of my bed, putting on clean underwear, finding a way to style my matted hair, and changing out of the clothing I have worn for the past three days.
      that’s a shit ton of work.

  8. Kimberly
    February 24, 2012 | 1:02 pm

    OMFG that is awesome.
    So fucking awesome.
    Boom

  9. Not a Perfect Mom
    February 24, 2012 | 2:19 pm

    I’ve never heard of a douche muppet…but it may be my new favorite saying

  10. Teresa
    February 24, 2012 | 2:40 pm

    This is so true. Even when my loving family tells me that I should be thankful, or that i need fresh air, or time alone, I get so frustrated and even angry that they don’t understand!!

  11. Lady Estrogen
    February 24, 2012 | 4:13 pm

    So glad I can help.
    A friend just recently pulled the “you have a pretty awesome life if you put it into perspective” line.
    Well, fuck me. Yes, I am aware that I have many things to be thankful for and that I live in a place where things like running water and indoor plumbing are the norm. Thanks… DOUCHE MUPPET.

  12. Rach (DonutsMama)
    February 24, 2012 | 9:04 pm

    I get so mad at the whole “You’ve got nothing to be depressed about. Just look at what you have.” Only makes me feel like I’m being selfish which makes me feel worse.

    • multitaskingmumma
      February 26, 2012 | 10:23 am

      Exactly!!
      You said it perfectly.
      and then the guilt makes the cycle start all over again.

  13. Leigh Ann
    February 25, 2012 | 9:07 am

    Bahahahaha! This is awesome. I admit as a non sufferer, I don’t ever know what to say. I can’t relate to the feeling.

    But I can relate to whenever I AM feeling down, and C tells me to just cheer up or stop being down. Doesn’t exactly work.

    • multitaskingmumma
      February 26, 2012 | 10:22 am

      this sticker can apply to anyone who wants to gut punk a know it all.

  14. Stasha
    February 25, 2012 | 8:41 pm

    Love it! You girls…

    • multitaskingmumma
      February 26, 2012 | 10:21 am

      It won’t cure all of the problems but humour sometimes helps!

  15. Robin @ Farewell, Stranger
    February 28, 2012 | 9:32 pm

    That’s so awesome.

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 1, 2012 | 11:07 am

      Lady E is pretty spectacular!

  16. Jennifer
    March 1, 2012 | 10:46 pm

    That is pretty much the best thing I’ve seen besides my bottle of Celexa. LOVE it.

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