What’s Wrong? aka The Three Stooges of Depression
A good read on suicide + depression. Gang warfare on the brain and other analogies. Read on.
For many people who have never experienced major depression, it can be hard to understand why, on any given sun shine laden day, a person can be low and have no apparent reason to explain it. Those who have experienced it will tell you, there’s no question more annoying, or that can turn the pain into a burning desire to rip someone’s head off, than this one: “Why are you sad?” Even marginally intelligent people, when dealing with an actual tangible “something” that makes them emotional, can figure out a way to deal with it. Asking questions like, “What happened that’s got you down?” to a major depressive is like asking a Harley owner if her bike is broke because it needs a new fan belt.
Just chalk it up to gang warfare in the brain. As best I can tell from what I’ve read or been told, it’s…
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