I feel like I shouldn't feel this bad... I only have depression... I don't have PTSD or schizophrenia or BPD or an ED or anything. Just depression. Add to that the fact that I come from a good middle-class family, have a good education, good friends, have had reasonable jobs... So I have depression. That shouldn't make me feel this bad, surely? There's no reason for it. I think this is what my psychiatrist thinks. He says I need to start looking at and developing my strengths instead of concentrating on the negative stuff, and that if I had some confidence I would be ok. I feel like just having depression means I shouldn't feel this way. Other people have much worse troubles than I do. I have no right to be suicidal. I have no right to be off sick. I have no right to feel this way.