People can be so incredibly thick and stupid, especially when it come to mental things!!!! My freshman year of college, one of my friends from high school told me that she'd been trying to kill herself basically my entire senior year. I was crushed, went to hang out with/talk to one of my college friends who didn't know the girl and would never meet her cuz I was really upset about it. And this girl was like "crazies are scary, I feel bad for you" like knowing this girl was a tragic situation for me. Too many people have that kind of reaction!!!! Just because you're depressed, they act like you're not human anymore, and like you don't have feelings. Like, "oh, he's not happy, he's weird/scary" and then they make fun of the person behind their back! Or, "she's just doing it for the attention, little brat, she has nothing to be unhappy about." Or "she just wants to make her parents look bad" or "why can't you just fix yourself?" or "why do you do this to me?" like your depression exists for the purpose of making someone else look bad. Even the ones who care and sit there and want to know what they can do to help are still like "well, just fix yourself". They don't get that its not a choice. I didn't choose to be this way. My friends who have attempted/completed suicide didn't choose to feel the way they did. Its like they think we all just woke up one morning and decided to be upset to screw with others, and now just don't like that decision. They don't understand that it hurts, and that its not a choice, and that it has NOTHING to do with them at all!!!! And no one ever bothers to look close enough to see WHY we're hurting, or what they can do. Half of them don't pay enough attention to notice anything's wrong, and of the ones who do, half of them don't get beyond "somethings wrong with that person, thats scary, lets avoid them." I am so f'ing ticked off with people and society in general. I almost wanna like... write a book or something, in hopes that it'd give someone some perspective. Anyone, really... Cuz people stink, with their intense narrowmindedness and stuff.