When people found out you had depression, how did they react? I went to a small college and I finally had to take a semester off to treat mine so basically everyone in my grad. class knew, and when I got back I instantly felt like everyone was walking on eggshells around me. They were all super-nice but also far more distant. I also didn't get much understanding from some profs, etc. when it came to deadlines and the sudden drop in my grades, and some of my friends got downright angry at me for oversleeping, being so spacy, etc... It just seems like society has a hard time understanding that it really is an illness and not a personal choice.