One of the things that irritates me most in life are the people who like to use depression as an attention-seeking excuse. Because things like 'my boyfriend dumped me' doesn't get you pity, but 'my boyfriend dumped me, and it lead me into depression' suddenly it's just everyone can't even handle how she breaks down in class. And it irritates me, despite the situation they use the excuse in, because they don't even get it. It's like something makes them sad, so now they're depressed... Sometimes, I feel bad for them because of how stupid it is.
This is specifically about a friend who is really good at frustrating me. I try and help her, and her usual reply is "I have depression, you don't understand me!" Well, yes, actually - I do understand to enough of a degree that if she'd listen to me, she wouldn't be stuck in this problem any longer.