Out of the dark...into the light




Henkel, Kyle Edward

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The title “Out of the Dark...Into the Light” is based off of two quotes that have a personal deep meaning to me. The first quote is by Neil Young from his song Hey Hey, My My: “out of the blue...into the black.” This quote holds two meanings: “from day to night” or “depression to suicide.” While I have never attempted suicide, I and too many of who read this note have known people that have attempted or succeeded suicide and that depression has been extreme factor in those situations.

The other quote comes from a childhood classic: “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.” - Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. For those who battle with depression, being able to remind yourself of what there is to be happy for is an incredibly difficult task. We live in that darkness for a long time. But it’s those rare moments, those flickers of light, no matter how fleeting, that give us some sort of hope.



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