There are so many problems with this, we just don't know where to begin. According to the Mental Health Foundation, the very best first step to take when tackling a mental health issue for friends or loved ones is simply to talk about it:
Talking to someone is often the first step to take when you know they are going through a hard time. This way you can find out what is troubling them and what you can do to help.
Suggesting that people should simply 'buck up', become more 'resilient', or even simply display 'mental strength' is the opposite to this supportive, open approach that is suggested by professionals working within the field. People who are struggling need their loved ones' support, not their aggression.
Unsurprisingly, people began ripping into the tone deaf and regressive stance that suggests that you can just 'snap out' of mental health issues.
Some highlighted that he's suggesting if someone struggles, they're showing 'mental weakness'.
@piersmorgan So if they continue to struggle - they're showing 'mental weakness'? Question - do you actually unders… https://t.co/fZy0NCGieO