Can having friends be a sign of depression?

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Sea Gull
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Joined: 13 Jan 2019
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14 Feb 2019, 1:52 am

Can it please be. I don't like pressuring myself to be friends unnecessarily but at the same time I don't want to be mean.


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14 Feb 2019, 3:18 am

The fact of having friends is not a sign of depression, it's something people do all the time, regardless of their health.
However, if people are invading your personal space, you want to be alone but can't get rid of them and you have no power to defend yourself from their intrusiveness - yes, you may be depressed. It may not be a sign, it may even be the cause (or one of the causes).

There is no such thing as normality.
However, there is such thing as mental health.