"I would rather have cancer." This was something my dad once said to me when he was struggling with his mental health. It was met with horror from me. How can you say you would rather have cancer? What an awful thing to come out with. But when someone chooses to end their life rather than continue to suffer with their illness you know that the place they were in really was that bad.
If you want to understand how you can support and understand someone living with depression, here is the blog I wrote for The Huffington Post.