The Only Choice

Several months ago, I wrote about a friend of a friend who killed herself. Earlier today, I heard that her sister also committed suicide.

I can only imagine what their family is going through.

Living with depression is like living with a perpetual dark cloud. No matter how joyous an occasion maybe, no matter how proud you maybe after reaching a goal that you have worked hard for, depression will always find a way to rain on your joy.

Depression is not a one size fits all disease. Everyone who suffers deals with it differently. Some can function reasonably and go about their daily lives. Others become hermits and become encompassed in their fear.

While I cannot speak for either woman, I know what it is like. I understand what it is to wake up in an emotional fog and think about the only way to finally end the pain.

Sometimes it is the only choice.


Happy Monday.


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4 responses to “The Only Choice

  1. So tragic. My thoughts are with their family. I hope you are also doing well with everything. Stay strong 🙂

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  2. How horrible. Depression is indeed an insidious disease which unfortunately all too often runs in families.

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  3. Hi, I was interested in your blog and came right from Steven A. from Nyc.. (You posted the Url on his Fb.) Steven was a friend, still is, I just moved out of Manhattan, Nyc & am in Europe now. Kind regards

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  4. Jim Brennan

    Thanks for taking the time to write this. Depression is a hideous disease, an unseen crippling presence. And it’s more common than people think, therefore too many affected suffer alone. Hopefully you helped a few reader come out from the shadows and share their pain with others. We all need community.

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