Shielded from stories about his mother’s suicide until he was a teenager, Mr. Hughes had lived an academic life largely outside the public eye.
NVDL: I believe one thing more than any other predisposes us to suicide/depression - that is leading a theoretical/hypothetical life. In other words, living life as a spectator or commentator, rather than participating in it. If you're alive, be alive, and be grateful. Don't waste time ruminating on its side-effects.