Depression is hell whether we are talking about something brought on by: bipolar(or as the byproduct of some other psychological disorder), rape, ******, molestation, verbal or emotional abuse, an accident, a death in the family. Depression is hell and the worst thing for a depressed person to hear is to just get over it. Do you really think that if it were that simple, that we'd still willingly suffer? Yes there may be a rare breed of misanthrope addicted to suffering but most of us in truth lack the necessary tools to get out of hell. It was said perfectly once in a Stephen King movie: 'hell is repetition'. Think about that for a minute, imagine someone living the less charmed version of 'Groundhog Day' and tell me that would not take a toll on you. I couldn't tell you all the triggers mine, it can be an event or something someone says or does or doesn't do. It can be nothing at all that sets me adrift on the sea of despair. Many can't bear to deal with the worst of me for on the flipside of my charming coin: there's cynicism, self hatred, frustration, despair, rage, suffering, loneliness without a choice in the matter along at times with an endless feeling of being 'lost'. None of those make me easy to deal with. You got to be quick to catch me, you have to pick up on things because I tend to shut people out when sliding along that slope. I don't care about the clothes I wear, the money I make or even the possessions I have from the computer to the dvds and the books. Those carry a sentimental value based on how I feel when I read or see them, that can be difficult for many to swallow for throngs upon throngs of the masses thrive on their personal possessions and could not imagine life without them.