I have something deeply personal to share. It's been one year today since my best friend committed suicide. Oddly enough, a journal of his was found yesterday with drafts of suicide notes, some addressed to individuals, some general. Interspersed with notes from his daily life like to-do items, grocery lists, job interview stuff, etc.
Reading the note he wrote me gave me such an intense feeling of relief and closure. I had already made my peace with the complicated, tragic situation that it was, but his journal answered so many of my lingering questions. Thank you, Chris, for the most important friendship of my life and for helping me understand.
Mental illness is heartbreaking.