I want to tell my friend that I am severely depressed and am going through a rather suicidal time in my life and I don't know how to broach the subject. She is the kind of person who is always happy and upbeat and just never gets depressed, so she finds it hard to see how anyone could be the way I am. To add to that, an old classmate of mine killed herself a few months ago and my friend told me she thought it was stupid. She didn't understand why anyone would be so rash and use a permanent solution to fix a temporary problem. She said they probably just wanted attention and thought suicide was the only way to get it. How do I explain to her why people feel this way? How do I explain to her that it doesn't always feel so temporary? How do I tell her that could be me?