Yes suicide is a choice. But it is not that black and white. Robin Williams suffered from depression. Depression is NOT a choice! It sucks u down into a ever growing black cloud of pain and screws with your head. I am a smart, pretty, confident woman. Depression can and has made me feel weak, lazy, ugly, crazy, and completely undeserving of any love or compassion. Its an insidious disease that crosses any and all boundaries. For me, its a hereditary brain disease. And although I know I have nothing to feel ashamed of, I do not tell colleagues because it can lead to unemployment. That’s a very sad and true statement. I dream of the day no one would think any less of me than if I had cancer or ms. Depression is a part of me but I try every day to not let it define me.