I believe in depression, but I also believe in whining and not doing anything about it
I have no pity on someone who wont accept help or help themselves
If you're going to criticize, please do it in a constructive manner. Don't simply call the poem "bad," and don't put down the author and target audience by describing the behavior depicted as "emo." Explain what you mean by "limited." State what you think is wrong and offer a way to go about fixing it, and do it politely.
I didn't see this as trying to justify her depression. I took it to be addressing those who look down on people with depression - those who seem to think that it's just a bad mood that the victim is choosing not to fix. Those who suffer from depression really don't choose to be down all the time. It can be brought on by multiple factors in one's life, some more severe than others. I feel like this is what the author was trying to get across. I do, however, think it could have been done differently and more effectively.
I realize we simply have a difference in opinion. The reason I reacted so passionately to your comment is because of it's bluntness and closed-minded statement. My only wish is that if you disagree with the poem and feel the need to say so, do it in a way that might help the author improve rather than criticizing so harshly without giving a reason as to why you see it that way.
You sound like you've had experience with depression and I really like your attitude of fighting against it rather than accepting it. I just didn't feel like this author was whining or sulking about it. I don't want to get into it, though, because it's simply a different opinion than yours, and it would be pointless to argue about it.
I'm really not trying to argue with you. I'm glad you've explained your comment without getting too aggressive, and I understand better why you said it. It just came across as very harsh and unhelpful to me, and that's what I had a problem with. I think that for a lot of people suffering from depression, harsh and blunt comments hurt more than they help.