Our expert says:
Tiresome, isn't it ? These pompous and insensitive peop[le who have never acutally experienced Depression ( so far ! ) and who live with the fixed delusion that everyone else must experience life exactly as they do. The "just snap out of it" school of philosophy
Maria's suggestion is sound, as is the excellent response from anon - though in my experience, arguing with such people is like wrestling with the tar baby in the Uncle Remus story.
First look after yourself.
Actually, your question conflates two overlapping problems - the degree of Denial with which we may at times deal with our own problems, and the way too many people eagerly deny the reality of other people's problems. We're all capable of being so brave about other people's problems.
I'd be tempted to say to them - :"How sad that you really don't understand these things - one day you will. "
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