I was talking to someone the other day who was telling me about someone I know who is depressed and self harming. They said they couldn’t understand why because they lived in a ‘perfect’ house, had a ‘perfect’ family and got ‘perfect’ grades at school. It’s not the first time I have heard people say this and I got so angry. If you are honestly telling me that you see someone has no reason to be sad or depressed about anything because they got an A on a maths test, then how ignorant about mental health issues are you? I am so sick of the concept that you cannot be sad because there are people who are worse off; for example people in the world who are starving- yes that is an awful problem that needs to be fixed immediately but are you genuinely saying that even if there is only one person worse off than you then you can never be sad; you must always be happy and only the unhappiest man in the world is allowed to ever be upset? Don’t ever feel bad for feeling sad or upset or depressed about anything just because you live in a nice house or have a loving family. It’s okay.