I recently came "out of the closet" and admitted that I suffer from depression. Through my struggles, I have come to realize that most people don't really understand depression and it is a highly stigmatized disease. There aren't nearly enough treatment options, insurance provides poor benefits for treatment, and people are just plain afraid of depression - both people who suffer from it and those who don't.
I wrote Into Darkness to share my story and, perhaps, to help people begin talking about this disease. I want people to understand more about depression and how it can affect your life. But more than anything else, I want people to realize that they're not alone.