A 2nd great uncle on my mother’s side died in 1925 in a state mental hospital. Of course I only discovered this by finding him in that institution in census records. It was certainly not a topic that was ever mentioned in the family, but it makes me wonder. Clinical depression has been a recurring thread in my mother’s family and I am one of its victims. Was that his problem?
Can I or should I find out? Hmmmm……..