How Not to Die When You’re Drowning

My life in tides: From depression and drowning to finding meaning as a scuba diving instructor

Illustration of drowning woman by Muhammad isaa7. Purchased and licensed via Shutterstock.

High Tide

My head bobs above the water but I may as well be beneath the surface for the waves crash over me continuously. I cough and choke on salty seawater, trying and failing to keep from swallowing it. I have a…