This post from Ann Voskamp was in response to Rick Warren's son committing suicide this past weekend. As always, she has an amazing way with words, and I thought her description of depression was excellent. I hope many people read her post and get a better understanding of the horrors of this mental illness.
"...depression is like a room engulfed in flames and you can’t breathe for the sooty smoke smothering you limp — and suicide is deciding there is no way but to jump straight out of the burning building. That when the unseen scorch on the inside finally sears intolerably hot – you think a desperate lunge from the flames and the land of the living seems the lesser of two unbearables."