I'm a member here, but I want to remain anonomous. What is the point of trying to help someone if they don't want to accept your help? Surely there's a small part of them that is trying to get help, if they are posting on this site. I try and help someone, but find I can't. I'm not a trained counseller after all. I try my best, think over the answer carefully, try and offer valid points. At least make them feel like they are less alone. I try and be positive, try and offer solutions. But this positivity gets thrown back in my face again and again by different people on this site. I accept that i's hard to be positive about your own circumstances if you're suffering from depression. I know that myself. But why is it that I am abused, attacked, told I am wrong, etc. for trying to give them a positive response/advice? I mean, would they rather I just tell them to slit their throat right now, there's no hope? A lot of people on this site are incredibly arrogant about their depression. Maybe it's some sort of defence mechanism for their often low self esteem in ordinary life. But on here, they feel like they can come on, and tell someone else that they don't have a clue how they feel, that they've never been through pain like they have, that they've had a lucky breeze of a life. You don't know anything about me! Just because you feel bad about yourself, you hate yourself, you hate your life, you're so depressed there's no capacity for positivity in your thought process, don't attack me for still having a semblance of hope left.