This post by Mike Monteiro on suicide is one of the most important things I’ve read on the topic in a little while:
When you hear that people “struggle with depression” I want you to know that struggle is the most real word in that sentence. Every day can be a fight. And every morning that struggle starts again. Someone who has to wake up and fight 365 days a year isn’t selfish, they’re exhausted.
There’s so much in what Mike writes about here that I can relate to, strongly and poignantly.