I am in two minds about this. On one hand I want to break down the misunderstanding about this illness and try to get people to understand I am not crazy, but on the other because the stigma about depression does exist I am too scared to tell people. I tend to be quite untrusting of people around me and don't have many close friends which is again why I don't tell people. It's so misunderstood, yet if I had cancer (no disrespect it would be my worse nightmare) or heart disease, people tend to be sympathetic and want to help any way they can. Am I just being cynical or needy for people to know? Or am I being right in protecting myself from people around me if they don't understand. Just don't need the "what's she got to be depressed about etc. etc." comments.
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