Telling someone who is depressed how other people have it so much worse doesn’t help, all it does is make them feel worse about themselves
“Wow I was feeling depressed and now I see from what you keep saying that other people do have it worse than I do so now I am depressed AND I realize I am also a worthless whiney selfish ungrateful bitch on top of it all….thank you so much”
This is how depression works…I KNOW in my heart of hearts that I can gain and lose 5 pounds in a day or so, a few day ago I was 183 now I am 188. I know chances are I will be 183 again in a few days because that is how it works.
I can even tell myself and others that and it makes sense BUT to my S.A.D. affected mind I still feel huge and worthless (mind you that is still like 270+ pounds smaller than I was)
And worse is I KNOW why I feel this way but I can’t get past it.
I know all the biological reasons and I am working to fix it (haven’t missed meds in 3 weeks and doing light therapy as prescribed) but that doesn’t make me no feel what I feel.