“Even the littlest things could affect me in the biggest way.”
You don’t realize how incredibly hurtful the smallest thing can feel when a person is actively struggling with depression. Especially hidden/concealed/functioning/high functioning/smiling depression. We may look fine on the outside, but that’s just the nature of our personalities. Depression is tearing us apart on the inside already and we could be having what feels like the worst possible day of our lives. Add your small comment or joke and it could easily send us over the edge. It’s possible to know what someone else is dealing with at any given moment.