When I first saw a picture of Bette's son, his clinical depression was so clear to me. Guessing what Danny's tragic destiny had been wasn't hard as I have been battling those demons since my late teens. I am not entirely sure how I have been a survivor.
Losing a child is a parent's worst nightmare and nothing I say can alter that fact. But Bette, every tree I plant in my life will be a tribute to your son's memory, with hopes for more research & accomplishments in this important field of medicine. Truly, unless you've been there you can't, simply can NOT understand the agonies of the mentally ill.
I think that, given the fact that we never really know the deeper truths about most humans, the practice of compassion & kindness for all beings is a preferable, humane way to relate to the community of mankind. The best medicine is the energy that flows from heart to heart - LOVE!