Depression is often seen as an excuse more than an illness.
I have depression because I don’t put in the work, or don’t think positively enough, or don’t have enough faith.
If it isn’t seen as an excuse, it’s seen as a character flaw.
The flaw being that I'm lacking somehow. That being outgoing is a lie, or isn’t the real me. And if they see that as the real me, anytime I’m quiet and reserved is seen as depression.