If you suffer from something similar to depression, what you need is a friend and not to be made out like a demon.
What you need is for people is to notice, and chat, and not talk to all but you behind your vulnerable back.
A man with depression can not be a scapegoat, esp. when you know not what is in his boat. Nor that the boat he is in powers hard into strong wind, and endlessly shot at by cannons. He can’t win.
And resistance to change is what makes us all human, not a negative characteristic that leads to assuming, that the person is a danger to all and himself, and that the person needs to be locked safely away on a shelf.
Throw a plate and it breaks and the plate will stay broken. Not them but to me is to whom you should have spoken.