Things not to say to people with depression. Part Two.

I knew there’d be a part two. This Thing comes in the shape of a conversation:

Person A: “I take antidepressants.”

Person B: “What?! That’s crazy! Why?”

Person A: “Because of depression.”

Person B: “You don’t seem depressed at all to me.”

Person A: (Long pause. Many responses are considered.) “…Yes. That’s because I’m taking antidepressants. “

Person B, you are, and this is my primary concern, making yourself look like an idiot who doesn’t understand cause and effect. Secondly, you’re arguing with someone about their own health. This is a lot like saying “Why do you bother taking insulin? You seem fine.” To someone suffering from diabetes.

Just stop it. There’s a good B.