Do you know that depression really blows? Sure, you cry and are down a lot more and don't have energy in anything, but that's not what I'm talking about. People always say that when you have a problem, tell someone. And most likely they'll say "It's going to be alright." I hate that phrase. It's such a vague and ugly lie.
"It's going to be alright." What the hell does that do? Seriously. What do a few words actually do to help someone? It doesn't. To me, that phrase shows me that you do not want to hear the other person's problem. Basically it says "Shut up and be happy already." If you're down and depressed, you have a problem and you're complaining too much. No one really wants to listen to your problems, but just wants you to stop being down. "There's no need to be down." Where is the action in those words? Are you actually doing anything to change this person's life? Words mean nothing if there isn't any emotion or action behind it.
Another phrase I hate is "You don't have it as bad as other people." I f**king hate being told that! I hate being compared! Hate it! Because I don't have something super serious like you hear on the news or in a story. And what happens to those "special" people? Dead. If I don't have problems that bad, do you want to wait until it does get that bad and I'm on the risk of committing suicide? It doesn't matter if I'm not part of a world problem like child abuse or poverty, but a problem is a problem. Just holding out from helping until a life is in risk? By then it's too late. A persons problem doesn't need to be the worst thing in the world in order to deserve to get help.
So, for those people who those phrases, stop. To me, those words mean nothing. Actually, they hurt me. Whenever I hear those words, all I feel is feeling more isolated than before. Because being alone in a room is one thing, but being in a crowded room with no one to listen and talk to is another. Being ignored hurts a lot more than being left alone.
Sorry for my rant. I just had to get this off my chest.