One of the worst things you can say to someone with depression is “Lots of people have it worse than you”.
I have had this said to me a lot, and believe me, it is not constructive and doesn’t make the person feel better or make their situation any easier. Quite the opposite actually. It makes me feel guilty and like I have no right to have depression, even though it is beyond my control.
Just because people may be worse off than me, does not mean my feelings aren’t valid. It is important to remember that we each fight our own battles, and just because there are people in the world with different struggles, it doesn’t mean you aren’t genuinely suffering.