This afternoon I received a text that Junior Seau had died by his own hand.
Exactly one year earlier, I received a text that a former co-worker had died by his own hand. I was shocked and saddened by the news.
Tonight I saw his former team mate and friend Marcellus Wiley speak about “Buddy” on ESPN. As you will see in the video below sometimes there just aren’t any answers to our questions.
Most people who attempt or commit suicide don’t really want to die - they just want their pain and suffering to end. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. A suicide attempt is not done to gain someone’s sympathy, as those that attempt to take their life do it for internal reasons-they simply can’t stand the pain they feel emotionally and/or physically. It isn’t to try and get someone to feel bad for them, that’s the last thing they would want.
A suicide attempt must always be taken seriously. Without intervention and proper treatment, a person who has attempted suicide is at greater risk of another attempt and possible suicide. Many people suffering from depression and even contemplating suicide hide their feelings and appear to be happy just prior to their suicide attempt.
RIP J.P. & Junior Seau