So my MC is writing about his past battles with depression in quite graphic detail (he talks about drug abuse and suicide attempts). I'm trying to write it in a way that is very matter of fact and with some humor as I don't want him to seem whiny and self indulgent. His motivation for writing his story is basically just for something to do, he's not necessarily writing for anyone else. I was just wondering if you thought making a severely depressed main character is a major boo-boo as from the onset people will see him as a big whiny moaner and turn people away from the story. Has anyone else on this forum written a main character with depression and if so how have you approached it?