Commentary Time. There’s a lot of variations on this theme of how you think of people who support you and your depression. Are they lying? Misinformed? Lacking common sense? Etc, etc … whatever rationalization we can give them for being supportive of someone undeserving as us. It’s a bit uncomfortable, and many of us tend to retreat when this happens, fearing discovery of our undeserving status, mistrust, or guilt.
The freckled character is a mixed bag. She has become more supportive over the course of the strip mainly to model positive support, especially since most interactions with the non-depressed are kind of negative. Sadly, she is not meant to be a person who exists but as a counterpoint to other characters who are baffled, bewildered, and belligerent.