• Welcome! It’s great to see you.

    If you'd like to talk with people who know what it's like

    Our forum members are people, maybe like yourself, who experience mental health difficulties or who have had them at some point in their life.

Do you know people who are jealous of your depression?

  • Thread starter MeAndMyDepression
  • Start date


Well-known member
Feb 6, 2021
Punta Gorda, Florida, USA
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.
Fairy Fountain

Fairy Fountain

Well-known member
Dec 21, 2020
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.


Well-known member
Feb 1, 2021
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.


Well-known member
Jul 31, 2020
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.
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
S Jealous of Trauma Depression Forum 6
W How do you motivate yourself when you have depression? Depression Forum 5
Carol1952 Depression Depression Forum 8
W My head is buzzing with agitation and depression!! Depression Forum 3
Peaceful Warrior A Biologist about depression and our world view Depression Forum 5
Wishbone Depression related: Do you have Asthma or Allergies? Depression Forum 2
Z Is this depression? Depression Forum 9
P Helping/supporting my girlfriend who has depression Depression Forum 3
N Do i have depression or just dramatic Depression Forum 3
S anxiety and depression, does it ever end?? Depression Forum 5
whyme88 Anxiety leading to depression? Depression Forum 7
midnightphoenix Depression Depression Forum 1
F My Partner with depression Depression Forum 18
D Think my dad has depression (advice needed) Depression Forum 6
L Partner with depression Depression Forum 13
Supermansgirlfriend Depression hits again.. Depression Forum 10
W My Partner Suffers from Depression & Anxiety Depression Forum 6
DistantOcean Advice for people with depression Depression Forum 7
M 11 years of depression improperly treated by incompetents. 3 suicide attempts. PLEASE HELP!!! Depression Forum 6
D Not being able to meet girls. Worsening my depression. Depression Forum 15
Fairy Lucretia people that don't understand MI /depression Depression Forum 15
Desire less Depression translated Depression Forum 4
LostNorthernStar Physical Symptoms of Depression & Anxiety? Depression Forum 10
D Physically and mentally paralyzed by depression Depression Forum 7
Jewellady5 Depression Depression Forum 8
Z Depression? Depression Forum 4
A What is your bigger struggle, depression or anxiety? Depression Forum 53
B Medicine (pills) lead to Depression, seeking general guidance without specifics Depression Forum 1
R depression from sleep disorders/difficulty Depression Forum 4
R How do you cope with major depression Depression Forum 1
inicornus Talking to parents / friends about your depression Depression Forum 19
N Severe depression Depression Forum 14
Desire less Why it's so hard to get out of long-term depression!!! Depression Forum 4
Z Depression is destroying my life Depression Forum 16
MeAndMyDepression What ONE symptom of depression bothers you the most? Depression Forum 12
H How do I support someone with depression? Depression Forum 16
L Managing depression Depression Forum 13
E Does depression make you say things you don’t mean to the people closest to you? Depression Forum 6
J Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy to treat treatment resistant depression Depression Forum 2
A Depression from the last year ruined my marriage. Depression Forum 5
T Is this the depression talking or am I onto something? Depression Forum 16
W No job, no joy, nothing. Depression is killing me. Depression Forum 15
L Depression from grief and blame. Depression Forum 4
T Depression from Sleep Disorders/Difficulties Depression Forum 3
M Tired of fighting depression. Depression Forum 5
L Male postpartum depression Depression Forum 1
M Depression due loneliness, anyone else ? Depression Forum 25
U Rapidly developing depression symptoms Depression Forum 2
M Discussing my depression with SO Depression Forum 5
starfoxxy90 Greif and Loss with depression.. Depression Forum 2

Similar threads