I've been texting a friend about my depressive episode, and they've been kind of flippant about it. I realize now, I'm obviously not making myself clear about just how serious the situation here. How do I tell them that my complaints aren't just the everyday bitching they've appeared to be?
Let me say it for him: Shut up. You've made it through all your episodes before, and you'll make it through this one too. You're clearly talking about this for attention, just like your creating this thread for attention.
His validation won't fix anything. What exactly do you expect him to do? What is his empathy going to do for you? What are you doing that is of any benefit to anything except your fragile ego? Talk to a psychiatrist if you need help, pusihng it on your friends is just mean-spirited.
what exactly are you asking of them? Don't start shifting blame onto your friends for your own depression; people have their own emotional lives to worry about and can't usually shoulder the weight of someone else's problems (especially since they have little they can do to improve it). As a depressive myself, let me tell you - don't drive your friends away by asking too much.
Why don't you tell anon what's been bothering you?
>hey I'm sorry for bugging you about my shit, really I just wanna talk. How are you doing, what's been up with you lately? Miss you bro.
and then don't whine about your shit for once
also: go outside and get some exercise