There are lots of catch phrases that get thrown around that I really take issue with. While many of them have some small foundations in good advice, in general they are just phrases that are said when somebody does not know what else to say. The "just ignore them" when being told how to react to bullying and teasing, the "just forget about it" phrased in any of 100 ways to explain how to deal with a ongoing problem , depression, or preoccupation. While both do apply a certain percentage of the time in some situations, it is not a solution. One phrase that irritates me but i happen to think it is true is the old "Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem" - it gets said a little too often, but it is true far more often than not and every instance used to debunk it is based on a single persons perspective and a limited amount of time like it has been 4 years and I know it is not changing... I could go into great detail about how I feel about people "knowing it will not get better" and how impressed I am with fact that apparently mental illness as a side effect gives the ability to accurately foretell the course of future events but that is a different topic. But the expressions that really make me get perturbed are the ones that so many repeat that are depressed or have some form of mental illness. Terminal illness and the way it is often told how some places allow you die if have a terminal illness and it should be your right if you have a right to die because of depression or other mental health issue. My biggest issue with this is simply that apparently the term "terminal illness" is either misunderstood or poorly defined since it is used so casually and incorrectly. Terminal illness is defined "as a disease or condition that disease that cannot be cured or adequately treated and that is reasonably expected to result in the death of the patient within a short or defined period of time". People for some reason like to substitute the term "terminal illness" for chronic illness such as actually applies to mental health conditions (or high blood pressure or diabetes, or heart disease , or 5000 other diseases or conditions). Claiming mental issues are a terminal illness is really offensive to the many many here and in the world that actually have a terminal illness that is going to make them die no matter what they do. In virtually all cases where assisted suicide is discussed as an option , it refers to TERMINAL illness, where death is expected in 6 months no matter what course of treatment is prescribed, not simply being depressed or unhappy for a long time. Not only is the term used completely wrong, it is trying to make the term apply in some sort of self justification that makes absolutely no sense and does not apply in any way. "Animals are treated better" I hear this one a lot in chat and on the forums. While it is true in some ways that animals are treated better than people and cared for better than people (though one does not have to look hard to find horrific examples of abuse in both animals and in people), it is always mentioned as an explanation of why suicide should be allowed because we euthanize sick animals and do not euthanize sick people and that is not fair. While I try to see a parallel between these statements, I would offer up as an example that if I said "my dog had been acting depressed, just lying around and not interested in playing, and did not seem to want to be around me as much lately , so i had it put to sleep" that many people would (correctly) think I am a heartless ass and would likely say I should be prosecuted for cruelty. The better one is "why won't they just let me die like they would an animal" - once again , if my dog does not want to play this afternoon - or if it has not in 2 years - and it goes and lies down in the middle of the road , no , I will not let it just lie there and anybody that did is not being reasonable. I do not think that most people are in favor of euthanizing animals that act depressed and even the the euthanization of animals with severe behavior problems such as aggressiveness towards other animals or people is usually not looked upon favorably by most people or groups that claim to love animals or to be in favor of animal rights.