My psychology teacher showed us this picture in class and spent a good 10 minutes talking about how depression is a disorder, a mental disease, not a choice, etc. I respect him so much for that.
This. One thousand times this.
I hate how people are always like “just be happy” or “just stop being sad”. Do you think I chose to be like this? No. It’s something way out of my control.
My dad and I just got in a fight about this because he thinks it’s a choice and you just have to “stop being negative” if it were that fucking easy you really think I wouldn’t have don’t it sooner? As if I enjoy feeling like this? What the fuck I can’t even handle the ignorance sometimes.
so perfect omfg