Nearly a year ago one person out of my family was diagnosed with depression and it me really hard especially it being around two months of loosing my nan. If your reading this and thinking why is she writing this, it’s because I want to talk about something I see in people who actually have it, and people who diagnose themselves because the feel ‘sad’.
My family member started to fall ill, he wouldn’t eat, get shakes, throw up a lot and other symptoms. He thought the world was going to end when there was trouble with Russia and Ukraine last year. It was hard to watch because I had no clue what was happening. Then he was diagnosed and at one point he got really bad because it was all to do with the chemical imbalance in his brain (I think). And it almost took a turn for the worst and one weekend, I thought he was going to kill himself. But over the year he has gotten so much better, it’s still a little there but a whole much better than last year.
A girl in my year used to claim since year nine that she had depression. She would cut herself attempt suicide etc etc. And at that point in time I was her friend and did help her but what I couldn’t stand was she showed off her cuts looking for attention and posting pictures on Instagram like #givingup #depression etc. Like fuck off you don’t know what it is your searching for attention.
This may seem really horrible and I am sorry if I have caused any agro or upset you but I find this topic hard especially when I have a close family member that actually have it when there are people pretending to have it for attention. If you are upset a lot from bullying etc that is not depression, you are upset (understandably) but you shouldnt’t go round saying you have depression.
Again I’m sorry if i have caused an offence to you.