You never know what’s going on in someone’s head.
You don’t know what someone truly feels.
You don’t know what they think about their life.
All you see is what’s happening from the outside and whatever they choose to show you. Many people with depression and suicidal ideation are very, very good at pretending like they’re ok. They’re good at putting on the happy face for family, friends, and the general public.
The thing is, when bad things happen they can send people into a tailspin. For some people, that means a particularly bad bout of depression. For others, it can mean suicide or attempted suicide.
Family, friends, and the general public may think it came out of nowhere but in reality it had been brewing for a while. This is why I get really uncomfortable when people say things like “they had so much to live for” and “they were so happy.”
The truth is, you don’t know. You can only guess and sometimes your guess can be very wrong.