Mental imbalance is about as acceptable as herpes. It’s never going to be accepted. But really, it’s a disease just like cancer. It just happens, and eats away all the good parts of your brain, like judgment and happiness and perception and memory and life. And you can die from depression just like any other disease. And it’s not as if people choose it. So why is it still a joke of medicine? "She died of cancer" is a lot more socially acceptable to people than “she committed suicide.” Why?
~ Sarahbeth Purcell, found here.
I looked up Sarahbeth Purcell, and she is an artist and a writer. Sounds like someone I'd like to be like.