Post Edited (ComedyDork) : 12/4/2008 5:57:59 PM (GMT-7)
Shy is right on, people do not understand depression and when I told my friends I had to take early retirement due to depression...........they laughed. I had hidden it for 24 years from them. I should get an oscar for my performance.
I just got overwhelmed with hiding it and had a serious meltdown. My friends moved on and as Shy siad they don't understand and the word depression scares them. I advocate to educate the public on depression and try to help people to understand we are just human beings like them but instead of a heart condition or Lupus, we have depression.
You do deserve to have friends who understand you and will listen to you. Don't give up and do get to the counselor as soon as it is available to you.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
Dear Wonderful Friends,
I am way past 40 and I still have problems with friends but I am now at a stage that I need only good friends and not toxic friends so I may shed a tear over losing a friend who is causing me more harm then good and wonder how it all came down to the end but then I have to move on.
If you have access to counseling, that would be wonderful.
Post Edited (ComedyDork) : 12/4/2008 6:00:07 PM (GMT-7)