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By lacieQ - / Friday 1 August 2014 20:09 / Canada
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By  ItsMissLia  |  19

I'm sorry OP that was so insensitive of your grandmother to say. Keep your head up, it'll get better and know there's people out there to genuinely help you if you need someone to talk to.

By  WhoopteDo  |  26

Just because someone says something, doesn't mean you have to accept it. Always remember that you are important! You matter to someone, and if you smile once every day, things will get better.

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By  ItsMissLia  |  19

I'm sorry OP that was so insensitive of your grandmother to say. Keep your head up, it'll get better and know there's people out there to genuinely help you if you need someone to talk to.

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I have gone through the same thing and I know how it feels when someone says suicide is the answer. But you are beautiful, strong, and if you think no one cares about you you're wrong. I care about you, and I'm sure other FML readers do top. It's a bad place but the most important thing to do is get help. I really hope you can get out of this dark place. I am sorry for your loss

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  noobienick  |  19

That's not completely true. It doesn't always get better. It got better for me, but only because I got on meds for it. But if you don't get on meds or find some kind of solution, it usually just gets worse.

By  WhoopteDo  |  26

Just because someone says something, doesn't mean you have to accept it. Always remember that you are important! You matter to someone, and if you smile once every day, things will get better.

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  dragonkisses28  |  25

#5, I know you're trying to be kind. As someone who suffers from clinical depression, I'd like to tell you that we absolutely get tired of people telling us to smile. Its really not a high priority for someone who wakes up every day and only sees the shadows. That said, it is hard to get better without some kind of support from family or close friends. While they may not completely understand what you are going through, they will listen when you need them. Sorry, OP, maybe your grandma has the wrong notion of what depression is. Many people refuse to acknowledge depression as having a severe impact on a person because they either don't understand it or they associate the word "depression" with a negative image. People are uncomfortable discussing mental illness. I don't think your grandma was telling you to kill yourself, but we only know the story you tell us. Maybe she never truly understood the scope of her grandfather's depression. We also need to remember that until recently, seeking psychiatric help caused a person to be labeled as crazy which caused many people to suffer quietly on their own. Find yourself someone you can talk to, OP, and don't be afraid to seek treatment if you need it.

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  junkman6  |  22

Because they were raised in a world that wasn't so damn sensitive. Being blunt and to the point was preferred to being overly sensitive and never making a point.

By  Silly_Lilly6969  |  23

Don't listen to her OP. Adults now-a-days just don't understand that some people could be depressed. It's like they don't get it. Please stay strong.

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  ryryblue92  |  6

Wow, I love how she doesn't even understand that the person above her was being sarcastic. My mind is blown. "Exactly! OMG yeah of course adults were never kids!"

By  skittyskatbrat  |  19

Well, it does run in the family, just like diabetes and high blood pressure. And if she says something like that again, I'd say you are totally good with asking her where she'll be buried, which funeral home she wants, if she worries about being buried alive, and if she would be able to plan this so that it falls during vacation time so you don't miss work. Be just as thoughtless.... Although I do hope she was accidentally unsupportive and apologizes. Depression bites!

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