took his own life. Although he was adept at hiding it, for years he had suffered periods of low mood and depression. His death was an enormous shock and entirely unexpected.Whilst I had experience and some understanding of mental health problems from loving and living with Michael, until then I had not encountered any significant mental health challenges myself.
I considered myself to be strong, capable, resilient and optimistic. But when Michael died, that all changed. The shock and devastation were overwhelming; despite having our two sons to look after and a full-time job, I totally fell apart.Read more on mind.org.uk