One of the questions was: "Day 26 → Have you ever thought about giving up on life?"
I just came across this link on Facebook from someone I would never guess had ever been through depression or even considered suicide. There are many things that people say to be nice, to be kind, to try to help... but, I'm afraid most of them feel more like a way to make you shut up.
I've heard some of these lines...
“Have you tried camomile tea?”
“You don’t *look* depressed!
"Go out and help people and you won’t have time to brood…”
“Why don’t you give up going to these quacks (ie doctors) and throw out those pills, then you’ll feel better.”
One of the big ones are: You need something to look forward to, something to hold onto.
I'm very happy for moms and dads that have kids that "pulled them through" the dark parts of their life. And everyone has these amazing friends and family that are "there for them"...
I'm very happy for you.
But what if you don't have that.
Well, obviously you rely on you.
And that just sucks.