Among the many friends I have through facebook (numbers of which I keep trying to reduce) there are 2 guys who have both, quite independently, posted up about being depressed in the last 24 hours. I know both of them from the same mountainbiking circle, and we share many of the same friends.
One of them had a large number of affirming and positive (if sometimes shallow and thoughtless) comment. The other had none.
I don't understand how one of the guys could be so overlooked to the point of seemingly being ignored - and his situation is much more 'desperate' if that's the right phrase, though with depression that can have little to do with it - than the other's.
People are odd. I suspect there'll be a raft of posts now the duck is broken.