FINALLY. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
People seriously need to realize that because you have social anxiety, depression, or even bipolar disorder, it’s not that anybody would want that. It’s not that people are able to just “suck it up and stop being a wimp” it’s because your body physically cannot produce the right amount of chemicals that a normal body should have circulating in it’s system. People have absolutely no control over what they feel, no matter how much they try to change themselves to “please” others in life, and it seriously is rather frustrating. I myself cannot give you first hand information, but my very close friend has depression and social anxiety, which are both horrible combined and standing alone. She takes pills to help her dopamine and serotonin levels rise up a bit so she can properly function during school and not draw into herself. It’s hard to talk to her without her flinching away because she had been severely bullied years before for being different. What I’m trying to express is that it makes me really angry to see people who wish they were different chemically being bullied. They certainly don’t wish that upon anybody, they didn’t want it themselves, and it’s not something that can be fixed with a simple “suck it up bitch”. They can’t.
Now imagine yourself falling into a twenty foot deep hole and the sides are slick with oil, not knowing how you got there, and unable to get out no matter what you do. You try climbing, crawling, sliding, screaming, clawing, tearing, but nothing works. Then somebody that is perfectly capable to help you appears at the opening and tells you that it’s your fault that you got stuck down there, it’s your fault that you can’t climb back up, and it’s your fault that you want to kill yourself.
People need to realize. It’s not what people consciously want.
Nobody. And I’m going to say this again. Nobody should be bullied because they are going through depression, anxiety, or bipolar. Nobody should be bullied for anything.
It’s the same thing as being in love. You don’t know why you feel this way, but you do. You can try to stop it, try to peel your heart and feelings away from somebody, but you can’t.
It’s the same with depression.
I still think it stands to reason that if a depressed person knows they’re depressed, or if you’re their friend and it’s obvious, instead of trying to lift them up on your own it’s better to suggest they get professional help. No teenager has the proper utilities to deal with a depressed person, and often times the person reaching down into the oily pit can fall in themselves.