Good decision Maha, there’s a lot riding on NOT talking about topics like depression and suicide. Often these conversations are unrecognized opportunities that left unmet or avoided will later leave us empty or incomplete. Like missing a chance to be human or just there as a witness to someone’s deep self-questioning. The notion that we are not involved in other people’s lives is simply not true. These are conversations that help us–fill us with caring.. Sorry you had such a sudden and unexpected shock. That’s a raw experience with nothing to help you at least put the person who’s life was lost in the context of their previous difficulties.
I think talking about these hard subjects brings up the realization that we matter in some way to each other. We are “noticed” and not alone.