I'm sure many of us have had experience of depression, some worse than others. It's so easy to take things the wrong way & feel slighted if you're depressed.
Once when I was severely depressed, I got the date of my appointment with the psychiatrist mixed up. The receptionist told me, very kindly, that I'd come on the wrong day, but I decided the real reason was they didn't want me there & didn't think I was "worth" treating. It seemed rational at the time! I remember bursting into tears and running out.
There's been a lot in the press about the over-prescription of anti-depressants, but they were a godsend to me, though I think they should be combined with talking therapy too.
Now I am kinder to myself. I go out more, have regular little treats eg outings with friends & family, m&s "dine in for £10" to save cooking, or an aromatherapy massage, reflexology etc. Just an hour in a nice bubble bath with scented candles, a glass of wine and a good book is great therapy for me.
What do others do to keep the big D at bay?