Excerpt from this post about depression.
The whole post is accurate, but this last paragraph said so nicely what I have been trying to say without success.
As someone who has both suffered hellacious depression (involving hospitalization) and dealt with people who refuse to pick up the phone for months on end… I’m really not inclined to cut slack here. If someone is worried about you, it’s a dick move to keep them worrying.
I’ll be blunt: The people who pull this are, by and large, inconsiderate shitwads when they’re not depressed, too.
If you absolutely can’t take the outside world, then please for the love of Juno, do not complain when a friend or relation sends the cops around to make sure you aren’t so many pounds of rotting meat.