04/15/2014 04:58 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

I Realized How Much My Husband Loved Me After He Had Me Committed

Four years ago, blogger Rona Berry Morin was struggling with a bout of depression so dark that she attempted suicide, leading her husband to make a tough decision.

"One of the biggest things for me that really saved my life was when my husband had me committed," Berry Morin told HuffPost Live. "I know that's pretty drastic, but for me, that made me face my demons and made me understand that I had to start treating my depression as a disease."

During her time in a mental institution, Berry Morin was in close quarters with other women who had also been committed by their husbands. Those women were furious, but Berry Morin actually felt closer to her husband because of his concern for her.

"[The other women] were angry. They were like, 'When I get out of here, I'm cutting up his clothes, I'm burning the car.' But for me, I thought, you know what, my husband really loves me a lot to do this for me because he saw that I was spiraling out of control."

Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

See the full HuffPost Live conversation about helping others cope with depression below.