I am sorry that you have experienced this too. Please know that you aren’t alone. I have met tons of wonderful people who have spent months sometimes years (sometimes lifelong) battling depression and its LIES (because depression and other mental illness do lie). I have lost more than a few friends over the years because I was the crap friend. I am lucky also. I have a few friends that have stood by me in the ups and the downs. When I wrote this, I was thinking of one friend inparticular so I could say ‘sorry’ to her and help her understand my reality. I never realized that this story would be so relatable. Thank you for reading.