Because depression sucks.
"You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there." Please, never let a loved one stay there alone.
I am learning the difference of being the one in peril versus being the family member on the outside looking in- powerless, exhausted, speechless, and scared. Picture me tapping my fingernails against the windowpane of a room I cannot enter, tears pouring down my cheeks, and fear capturing every breath I take.