AURORA, I am very saddend by your sis's death.
As far as I know depression does run in families. It certainly runs in my family,& we really dont know why. We didnt come from a family of abusers.
Not that i can recall, non on either side of my family. My husband & his side of the family dont have any depression in thiers.
My sis attempted suicide yrs ago. & in 1998 so did I, i am still here obviously, it wasnt a real attempt.
I dont think people that attempt suicide & live arent really trying to kill themselves I think its a major cry for help.
Its like anything yu say your going to do. Yu either do it or dont do it. Yu dont attempt shopping, or going to the library or making a docs appt. Yu either do it or yu dont.
I wish & pray for your family to have many happy times to remember. I have a great poem, though I lost it at this momment.
I will find for you as soon as my sick migraine goes away.
Blessings to all of yous,