Recently, I started talking to an amazing guy. Everything worked out great between us. I made sure to tell him within a week's time that I have been under depression since past two years and have been on antidepressants due to some tragic circumstances. The first judgement was ' WHY YOU WERE SO WEAK'. It just killed me there and then. There is such lack of education and awareness among people. Depression runs in my family. My Dad has it...so does my aunt. We had decided about when to get engaged and all that until his parents came to meet me and interrogated as if I am a criminal. I have committed a crime by having an illness called depression. Questions ranged from have you ever been violent to even we don't want to be cheated. For god sake, honestly has no role. They went to an extent to asking my prescription and thought they could talk to my psychiatrist. Forget about remembering the Hippocratic Oath! I feel so insulted. They said I can pass it on genetically further. So much humiliation and judgement. Its such a mental stigma. I feel super depressed after this episode. Maybe I'll never be able to get married and start a family. Because people have a mental block. I am from India so mostly talking about developing nations where mental health awareness is so low, even among the well educated and well off families.