If someone has depression

If someone has depression, they try to talk to you about it (and they usually don’t want to because they feel like they are bothering you), and you decide not to LISTEN and ACT on it, you are part of the problem.
Too many of my friends have had depression and then left the world feeling like they had nothing to offer. It breaks my heart so badly. Open your ears, minds, and hearts, and maybe this world wouldn’t be so hard to tolerate.

12 thoughts on “If someone has depression

  1. What would you say to those who genuinely don’t know how to respond to someone with depression? Some people brush it off because they can’t understand, and have no clue what to do about it.

  2. I would say do research and ask questions instead of making assumptions. It’s like any other disability. It’s different for every person and it’s up to the community to be aware of that and how to handle it.

    1. Its also an issue of self-sacrifice. Being around someone who is in a dark place can take a toll on that person too. Some people get frustrated and drift away because of that struggle. I’m not saying they should, but they have to learn how to help and stay healthy, too. It takes a lot of energy to push for someone who can’t push themselves.

  3. You can have that perspective, but you can’t consider that person to be your friend. If you care about the person enough and know anything about depression, the true friends stick around. They need to see strength in other people to give strength to themselves. That’s how it works. As you see, depression kills. It could save their life.

  4. Like I said I didn’t say they SHOULD do that, all I was saying was understand why people do and let’s really converse about coming to an understanding. Not just condemning. Sometimes that just embitters people more than it convicts them.

  5. What I mean is this: we are often encouraged to take care of ourselves. What do you do if you are the only person that is willing to help someone, but it is draining your own life in a devastating way? That may not be a common occurrence in most cases …

  6. And to be clear I’m not trying to belittle what you’re saying. Blowing someone off because you “can’t deal” isn’t right. It is a selfishness issue. But then we’d have to ask, how to we combat the flaws of the human heart? Some people won’t get it no ma…

  7. I can definitely agree with that. I didn’t think you were, I’m just really touchy about it…well, mainly because I’m talking out of emotion and not objectivity.

  8. Will I have major depression. Especially these days lately. I’ve tried to deal with it as you know Mary, but at this point, people around me judge me more than anything and don’t want to help me so I just stay locked in my room because some people don’t care what happens to you or what they do to you.

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