I find it really weird whenever people use this phrase (generally accompanied by “get over it” or “just try thinking positively”) to diminish mental health problems.
Like, I’m aware that this is all happening in my head, that’s an accurate description of the problem. When I’m depressed my brain isn’t working properly, just because it’s happening in my head doesn’t mean I can just stop being ill.
You would never hear this with anything else. Nobody would ever say to somebody with diabetes “it’s all in your pancreas, have you tried producing more insulin?”.
This can really mess with people and stop them from seeking out the medical help they need, please can this stop being a thing?