My daughter, who has recently gone back to uni, has a very good friend (not a boyfriend) studying in the same course. They have studied a lot together, and he has provided a lot of academic, and sometimes emotional, support for her. He has always been a bit of a loner, and lives by himself. Just over a week ago, she was at his place studying, when he opened up about the depression which has dogged him all his life. He hadn't talked about this before, although it was obvious from his behaviour. It's something that he had never shared with his family, even though he was very close to his brother- they were aware though that there was something wrong. He had been to a psychologist just once, and didn't see any value in going again. So his opening up like this was a positive sign. But he hadn't contacted her again, and she started to get worried. She couldn't reach him. She contacted his brother through Facebook, and he called the police. He had killed himself. Such a waste of a young life. It's possible that it could have been controlled through medication. Or through further counselling. Apparently it's not uncommon for somebody contemplating this to have an appearance of an improvement in attitude before taking things further.