While drunk, I accidentally told my two friends that I've been dealing with depression. How should I take their reaction?
Three of us got drunk at my friend's house and started opening up to each other about our lives. My one friend told me how he’s done drugs and talked about a girl he used to like. The other one was telling me how his dad passed away and never got to meet him. He looked like he was going to cry. We talked about things we have never discussed with sober. Then I told them that I have been dealing with depression. Once I got more into it, I remember my friend said he wanted me to go to a therapist or a “mental institute”. This really upset me and made me feel like crap. I know we were all drunk and none of us knew what we were saying/doing – so I don’t hold this against him. It just makes me wonder what he thinks of me now. Near the end of the night, I kept saying how I felt embarrassed and that I didn’t want them to know. And my friend said, “YOU HAVEN’T SAID ANYTHING! AND THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH YOUR LIFE!” My friends are good guys and I know they like me, but I feel like I shamefully revealed a much weaker side of me. I feel horrible about all of it. Their birthdays are in the next two days and I bought them each something. I don’t even know if I should give them their gifts.