Interpersonal Communication Interview

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I think you and I could relate, but only because we have parents who might not understand just how serious an illness such as depression is. My parents are very religious, and sometimes they'll encourage others to pray when they're feeling pretty shitty. The thing is, my mom has bipolar disorder; she's had it ever since I can remember, and I've felt the effects of her illness. You would think she would understand how hard it is to deal with something such as depression, but she doesn't understand why I would be depressed. She'll say things such as, "Oh, you're okay! You have Jesus, and you shouldn't be sad." One time she had the audacity to say, "My friend ____ has depression, but it's okay because she's a Christian." I'm an atheist, and this
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