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What Do You Wish Your Friends Understood About Your Depression?

Because their support means more to you than they could ever know.

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When you have depression, maintaining friendships can be difficult.

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Especially if they don't understand your illness.

Maybe they hold a common misconception you'd like to dispel.

“you don’t look depressed though” oh yeah sorry i forgot to bring my literal dark cloud with me today

Or maybe there's a small way in which they could be supportive of you.

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Whatever it is you wish your friends understood about your depression, we want to know. Share your response below and you could be featured in a future BuzzFeed Community post.

If you prefer, please feel free to email me on jamie.jones@buzzfeed.com.