Last week I lost a close friend to suicide. It wasn’t the first time I’ve lost someone I’ve cared about that but this time it hit me hard because my friend seemed to be finally getting her life back on track after a undergoing a very rough time.
Seeing me work through the sudden loss of a friend inspired my wife (who has a degree in psychology and is finishing up her masters degree in art therapy) to write about depression and to try to dispel several all-too common misconceptions about it, as well as giving advice for those going through it themselves.
For followers of Shaneisms, you might recall me talking about my own battles with depression. If you haven’t read it, that article can be found here.
Please head on over to my wife’s blog and hopefully learn about a subject that is all too easy to misunderstand.