Has any one ever had difficulty trying to explain to others why depression................. how depression totally atkes over your life ........... I've had tooooooooo many "just get over it"'s to last five lifetimes. Even if I don't bring it up, they look at me as if they need to follow me around, or totally ignore me all together. I am unsure how to act around them as we all have so much family baggage. My depression is chemical, my aunt commited suicide when I was 6 and then my Grandpa(mom and aunt's parents) killed my Grandma and himself when I was 8. When I first started showing symptoms around 14, they no longer wanted anything to do with me. I have gotten over that and moved on with my life, but when dealing with cousins etc. I can tell it is on their minds cause they will just start asking questions out of the blue.....like the stupid "do you think depression runs in the family?" or this one,,,, asked in the middle of a different conversation" well don't you think that you choose to stay that way?" how do I talk to these people?
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