"Emotional pain lasts for 10 to 20 minutes, anything longer is actually self inflicted by over thinking, making things worse."
This "psychological fact" was posted by a social media page yesterday. You may correct me if the fact is mentioned in any reputed journal related to mental health. I would then happily accept my fault and apologise to you.
Talking about Overthinking and its relation to mental illness, is it so hard to understand that no survivor of a mental illness wants to overthink deliberately. Mental illnesses like anxiety disorders have symptoms such as excessive worrying and according to the National Institute of Mental Health (which is a reliable, valid and renowned source) it is a fact that the risk factors of this includes both genetic and environmental factors.
It would be great if self proclaimed psychologists/psychiatrists/counsellors on social media understand that mental illnesses like Depression, Anxiety and Phobias are not self-inflicted.
"Stop overthinking, it is all in your head."
It is all in the head? What about your common sense? Has it abandoned you and have you been living at the mercy of absolute illiteracy? I believe caring about overthinking leading to emotional distress is your area of interest, then be wiser to also make a mention about the approach to overcome the problem. Mental health problems have a way to be dealt with. The "psychological facts" people read on your page may want to leave an indelible impression which helps the society rather than giving out blunt statements which has been bitten by the bug of insensitivity.
I could have been polite but when a consciously dimwitted post becomes wildfire I have to extinguish it with a little help from my unapologetic sarcasm.