Letters to the Editor

Beth Jennings: Reasons to live

I identified with Sarah Nagem’s Aug. 22 column “ Hope after the grip of depression” and appreciate her willingness to write openly about her depression and attempted suicide.

Being bipolar, I can relate to her story that so well describes the depth of depression that can get a grip on me and last a few days or a few months. A good support system of family and friends is essential in my life, and I am grateful for them.

The tragic death of Robin Williams reminded me how vulnerable we are to the everyday stresses of life.

Beth Jennings

Raleigh

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