I wish I’d known. I wish people talked about depression so somewhere in the back of my mind I could have accessed a thought or comment or story I’d overheard, so I’d have had some perspective.
So I’d have known how someone else managed and survived this situation. But most people don’t talk openly about mental health challenges.
They talk even less about suicidal thoughts. And very few good, healing, or healthy things grow in darkness. Depression, unfortunately, does.