Depression is a dark beast and if the recent spate of suicides in the media by people seemingly in a place of enviable success, wealth and social standing – Avicii, Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade are enough to remind us that Depression doesn’t discriminate. Having survived depression for many years, I finally began to reorient my lifestyle to preempt these downward spirals that end in the painful depths of darkness.
I live a life many consider unconventional. I tried to conform but it didn’t work. End of story. I wouldn’t say I chose my life. Most of the time I was running. Everything was an accident. But then one day, things started to work out.