TheNewFaceOfFailure posted a topic in **A Special Forum to Welcome our 'NEW MEMBERS'!!**How do I explain what depression is to my friends? I want them to understand what is going on in my mind. I want them to understand that I'm not just making things up, but that I really am sick. I don't plan on telling all of my friends, just my closest few friends, I just don't know how to go about discussing it with them, and trying not to seem like a burden or pest when I do so.