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Old 06-12-2018, 07:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Unpopular opinion:

Reaching out to your friends during depressive episodes is taxing on your own mental health. People with depression can have depressive episodes often, like weekly. That is *a lot* to handle and can screw with your own mental state and happiness.

I have friends that show symptoms of their depression almost daily. I *have* to ignore it sometimes or risk falling into the darkness with them. "You can't pour from an empty glass"

Kate Spade had a whole family (husband and daughter) who I'm sure supported her through her treatment.

There is nothing they could have done.

I don't like that people are taking to social media to shame people into taking on the responsibility of saving their friend's lives from suicide by "reaching out". That is a heavy load to bear. That's fucked up.

Just had to get that out. *takes a deep breath and leaves*
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