So, what's the first thing people say to you when you tell them that you're depressed / suicidal / struggling / etc etc...? Lemme guess..... they tell you to 'talk about it' - am I right? I'm right, aren't I? Talking is supposed to help - it unbudens you, it lets you vent, it shares your problems, it tells others what's going on and what you need, it allows you to ask for support or advice or sympathy... How many times have you seen a response to a post include one of these phrases: 'keep talking' 'talk to me' 'tell me...' 'come and chat' 'pm me if you need to' - the list could go on and on and on... But then! But then - what happens? You talk too much - that's what happens. If you end up repeating yourself, your words lose their impact. If you gain insight from conversations, your intent loses its immediacy. If you allow the conversation to drift onto other matters, your issue loses its importance. If you keep asking for help it all dries up. I HATE hearing about other people's derogatory labels, comments and opinions on so-called 'time-wasters', 'no-hopers', 'drama-queens', etc etc etc. You know what I think the problem is? They talked too much. This, is my irony.