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****This story could be triggering to those who have been suicidal. Please be advised of the sensitive subject matter****

In September of 2007, I sat on the floor of my parents’ bedroom and I tried to explain how bad my depression had gotten. Although I had had two suicide attempts before, this was the first time I had ever tried to articulate my descent into depression. I described the feeling to my parents’ as watching darkness creep in from the corner of my eyes. The darkness…