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Do you know people who are jealous of your depression?

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I'm on Social Security disability because of my severe depression. I cannot work at a substantial job. I have an older brother who, whenever we talk to each other on the phone, will inevitably say to me something along the lines of, "Well, I have to go to bed soon, because some of us have to go to work tomorrow." I feel like telling him off on how depression totally ruins your life. But I hold my tongue, because he is the only family that I have. But still, it is a very mean and insulting thing to say.
 
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I had a paramedic tell me that I should move out, get a job, and become independent. This was after a suicide attempt and she seemed really annoyed with me. I'm not sure if I would say she was jealous, just really annoyed.

Sorry you're going through this.
 
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I think both come from a place of ignorance and insensitivity. Some people find it hard to relate to those with mental health issues, which makes this forum a good place as we've all been through it in one form or another.
 
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Lots of people just don't get it, do they? I recall a video with a doctor talking about her cancer at one point and her depression at another. How the sympathy was there for the cancer, people dropping over or bringing food or whatever, but no such response for the depression.
 
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