Depressives are asshole friends

Some of us are — and we need to talk about it.

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Depression is a tragically selfish thing.

We need to talk about it, from both angles. Because both sides are valid. Depressives suffer, often at the brink of suicide and beyond. But those around them also suffer. Their pain is also valid.

The silver lining

And that’s the thing. That’s the silver lining. You do get better at prioritising. You do get better at living with depression, even if you don’t yet feel like you’re one of the success stories you read about on the Mighty Internet.

Give yourself time. Be kinder to yourself.

Secular thinker with an empathy compulsion. Anxiety-nerd. Certified Crazy Cat Lady.