I've lived with a mood disorder all my life, as has my mom, my maternal grandmother, and most likely my maternal great-grandmother. It sucks.
Now, it appears, my children are going through the same issues. You know what? It sucks worse watching your children go through the depths of depression and reach the nadir than it does to go through it yourself.
Feel free to comment and engage in conversation. Feel free to ask questions. I may or may not answer you.
My mood disorder's never been a closely held secret, but I haven't advertised it either. With the confluence of many events, it seems like it might be time to be more open about the issue.