You are never allowed to tell someone you care about that their depression is bumming you out. Depression is a selfish disease, and depressed people can be bummers to be around, but it’s her depression that’s bumming you out, not her. Band together with her against her depression, rather than telling her she’s bumming you out.
Also, just so you know, depression is an abnormal response to normal situations. Going through a marriage dissolution is an abnormal situation, and being depressed about it is normal. It’s a normal, natural response to something extremely traumatic. Depression is only diagnosed after separations if at least five or six months have passed. That’s how seriously the mental health field takes divorce.
Encourage your sister to see a therapist, if she isn’t already, especially if she seems to be stuck in the same area of processing her divorce. A therapist can help kick her out of the mud she’s in, moreso than telling her she’s bumming you out. She will be self-destructive for a bit, she might get a bit slutty, and she might just be a total downer for a while.
Your job is to be supportive and tell her about all the fun shit you’re going to do once she’s processed all this and gotten the hang of it. Remind her to hope.
Emily speaks the truth about depression.
I identify with this on an alarming level
Chris Pratt is actually the nicest most humble celebrity in the world. Fact.