Yes, we’re being flippant but we wanted to highlight that people can have a mental health issue and a sense of humour at the same time! It's a thing. Anyways, here's why we think people with mental health issues make the best friends….
They have the driest / darkest humour you can imagine
We’re not sure if it is gallows humour, or that laughter is a form of therapy but there is something about going through real emotional pain that gives way to deadpan comedic gold.
They have the best stories
Admittedly these stories are not always the easiest to hear and undoubtedly come with pain. However they are usually honest, raw and deeply human told with humility, humour and courage.
They will knock the sh*t out of your pity party
Try flippantly telling Sarah you want to kill yourself after your bad day at work, when she really has tried to take her own life and has the scars to prove it. Seriously, I dare you.
They are scarily compassionate
They understand the importance of the little things
They get the value of the small things like dropping you a text to make sure you’re ok / haven’t been kidnapped. They get that the small act of letting someone know that you’re thinking of them can have a huge impact. If you do have some of these incredible people in your life, who refuse to be defined by their diagnosis, we suggest tagging them or just letting them know that they’re awesome.
We’d love to know if any of the above ring true for you or your loved ones or hear more about your experiences. Let us know in the comments! And as always feel free to sign up for a free card below.