Our expert says:
Not nice at all, as obviously you know. Unfortunately many people are so ignorant that they don't believe in conditions like depression, so long as they haven't experienced it themselves. Don't EVER rely on such ignorant and unkind people. Suicide is sometimes the question, but never the answer. It doesn't matter whether they would or would not miss you, but the essential point that you can and will be feeling a great deal better after proper and competent treatment for chronic depression.
Do arrange, as soon as possible to see a good local psychiatrist for a proper assessment and diagnosis, and a discussion of your treatment options. See a priovate psychiarist if you have medical aid, or arrange urgently, maybe through a casualty dept, to see someone at your nearest medical school or major state / provincial hospital or clinic.
Depression is a miserable and potentially chronic condition, but does usually respond really well to proper treatment, and you deserve the best management of it available to you.
And on Phil's comment - yes, a habit of negative thinking is a significant part of the problem, and that is why CBT ( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ) aimed at breaking that bad habit, is so successful in treating depression. But your family are wickedly and dangerously ignorant about Depression, and extremely well-recognized and proved to exist condition
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