The late night social media post was scary. When one of your friends posted a near suicidal comment late on Thanksgiving weekend, you were concerned for his safety. His talk of the mistakes that he had made, the damage that he had done to the relationship with his partner, and his fear that he was writing his last post received immediate responses from many. The fact that after making that post your friend went offline for several hours had you wondering what kind of news would greet you the next day.
When your friend finally posted again, it was an apology: “I am so sorry for the post last night. I know it was totally ridiculous. I have clinical depression and then had a few drinks mixed in with my medications which doesn’t help. I’m sorry for worrying you guys. I love you so much for the personal mess