It is almost beyond my comprehension how someone who reportedly suffered such a debilitating illness could have been such a prolific author. Yet, I am fully aware how depression and mental illness can affect a life and a family. My grandfather, my mother, myself, more than half of my siblings, every one of my 4 children, and more than half of my grandchildren all suffer some form of “mental illness,” to varying degrees. Most of the sufferers within my family have had productive lives in spite of this. This is largely because the stigma of mental illness is still quite profound and we must do all we can to keep the true nature of our condition hidden. So, if we can function at all, we do! (albeit several are medicated)
It is difficult to explain to others what it feels like to always be sad, lonely, depressed, anxious, feel worthless, etc., because “normal, healthy people” don’t feel like that. But it is normal for us to feel that way! Many sufferers don’t know they are ill because this state is the only way of life they have ever known. I’d say that is the case in my family. It is likely the case for Ms Montgomery as well. Her defenders/protectors likely were never aware of the true depths of her dispair because she kept it hidden or thought it was “normal” for her.
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