I’m unsure sure why the suicide of Jim Carrey’s on/off 28-year old Irish girlfriend, Cathriona White, has hit me as deep as it has but I feel like saying something about it. (x-posted on ONTD yesterday). 

So sad. Just goes to show that depression doesn’t discriminate and how serious the illness can be left untreated or ignored. It can, for some, be so insidious, even for those who “have it all” by society’s standards, such as poor Cathriona.  I rarely comment here on ONTD anymore for some reason this story has really touched me deeply and my heart bleeds for her family and loved ones. IMO, Carrey’s words about her was quite eloquent and beautiful: 

“…She was a truly kind and delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil, to whom loving and being loved was all that sparkled.”  

Many of us with depression (and/or suicidal ideation/tendencies) know how the drudgery of ife – even the most mundane, day-to-day aspects of living – can wear out one’s soul. If left alone too long, festering, one’s chances of life are hugely diminished, as we can see here. I don’t mean any disrespect to Cathriona, her family and her friends. It’s usually impossible to know the depths someone has reached unless that person can find a way to share it, but in doing so can be and feel daunting and seem even more burdensome in and of itself, hence depressions insidious nature ala the downward spiral. 

May you forever rest in peace, sweet lady.
Read more at ONTD: http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/98200767.html#ixzz3nHf4ugWE