So I was just with one of my friends and she says she understands what I'm going through but when i told her offhandedly about my depression she pushed it off and said, "Oh yeah but it's not real depression right its just a little bit". Because I am who I am I didn't say anything but in my head I was really angry cause what the heck does she know about me. She has had a troubled life but she has told me on multiple occasions that she does not suffer from any mental illnesses because she can use art as an output. Well great for her but thats not how I'm dealing with it. I self harm and I have panic attacks and I think about how easy it would be to kill myself almost 24/7. I wish people wouldn't brush off mental illness like it's annual allergies or something.