Originally Posted by CleatMarks
Tragic. No one should ever get to this point in their life depressed or not. Depression still has a stigma in this country and people feel they're weak if they can't lick it on their own.
I credit someone who suffered from depression years ago for seeing that I was depressed and needed help. It's amazing how much help can do for you if you seek it. I used to suffer from cycles since I was a teenager and into my forties and got caught in a cycle I couldn't get out of on my own. After receiving help, I'm now at a point where I haven't suffered a cycle in 5 years and haven't needed any medication for 4 years.
It's tragic when something like this happens and although I don't know if he was depressed, it's pretty clear that depression is probably a component of this.
If you suffer, get help. It doesn't have to be like this.
Not everyone is so lucky.