Anyone here have problems with friends understanding depression. My bookkeeper said that she has been through depression over her ex fiancee and took anti depressant. She has been with us a year and she still doesn't think that I have experienced depression before. I enjoy making jokes with her. But she doen't realize that just before she came to work, that I was thinking of sucide all day long and almost did it but my parents kept calling me. She said that I should have just moved out when I was younger and I wouldn't have the problems I have now. It is easier to move out now than it has ever been. I already tried 17 years ago, but that was the most depressing moment right before my bro committed suicide. To make a long story short, I'm just wondering if it is most accepted that friends will not understand depression. I've heard of people complaining that their friends have left because of depression. My bro's delusions came up. And she said that modern society has more psychological problems. And I said let me explain what I've read about the bible and ancient writings that crazy minds have existed since the beginning of humans. They used to drill holes in people heads to release the demons. This the second time that someone has tried to say that the insane are just recent phenomenon for a spoiled society. After all we've talked about, I feel a lack of trust or an economic class barrier, or close mindedness. She told me that I'm definitely not suicidal. That even though she has known no one that has commited suicide that she has known people on anti depressants. Which I can say now that I'm not but my twin bro commited suicide, my sister commited suicide, my cousin commited suicide, and possibly my half mother too. I worked in the restaurant full time since I was 12 with no days off so I do well getting along with most of the employees. One even used to yell at me everyday telling me what to do. That doesn't bother me. My psychiatrist said I was suicidal and prescribed anti depressants. This is where the whole conversation started. In short, does you friends think that you are full of BS. Opps, I have one friend 200 miles away that trusts me because I've known him for over 20 years. And I can talk to him without him second guessing. I can't reverse my poll selection, I guess.