I have to agree with you CrownedSun. I think writing, weather it's journalism or fiction, is good for both grieving and depression, though on the depression side I supposed it could add to it depending. I know when I was younger, many eons ago, I had some severe depression and self hatred. I won't go into it all here but writing out some dark scenes, especially a few suicides, helped me purge the urge to try again anything stupid. And when my father passed away, well, we were not on good terms having had a fight not too long before he ended up in the hospital. I did get to say goodbye but the way I could be, perhaps justified because of our past, really messed up the grieving process for me. And writing about it did help, especially purging some very dark fiction. I still use my darker stuff to work out those anger issues and other parts of my personality that need that outlet.
Well, I wrote more than I really intended. Sorry, don't want to clog up the blog Verasaille just wanted to put my agreement on the issue out there.