Anyway. I regret saying anything. I've suffered with severe depression for a good portion of my life and lost a close friend and a family member to suicide. I meant to be helpful. I'm sorry I apparently bungled it so horribly.
I don't think you've bungled anything, my friend. We're only *discussing* something - there's no real right or wrong. Your input is very welcome.
I'm sorry that you've suffered from depression, and that you've lost people close to you to suicide. My heart goes out to you - no one should have to experience that. Full disclosure, I've been fine most of my life but about a year and a half ago I started developing a bad case of anxiety/depression that lasted close to 6 months. I'm much better now, feeling really back to "normal" again, but going through that experience was pretty terrible and frightening and humbling. So I have much much more empathy now for others that suffer from conditions like that. Hang in there, and thank you for posting. :-)