I am reblogging this post now, because it, and all the comments it received, mirror my feelings on the subject. I was very shaken by Robin William’s death and didn’t understand why until I discussed it with a friend. Then to find out that a good cross-section of the mental-health community felt the same is both comforting and disconcerting. I felt this way when I heard the news of Rick Rypien, a talented hockey player and Anthony Sedlak, a very promising young chef had both taken their own lives. It’s the same feeling when someone I know feels suicide is the only answer. It is so close to home that it shakes your very core. I have to admit I often struggle with “why did I make it and not them”.