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September 2, 2014 12:00 AM

Carolyn Hax: Is there any good reason not to share news about mental health?

I’ve struggled with depression and self-injury (among other things) for years, and I recently had a wake-up call that I needed to change things. Instead of going back to college this fall, I’ll be taking a leave of absence and going into an in-patient treatment center to get better.

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