Making sense of a senseless death

There’s still a lot of talk about Jonathan Brandis at wilwheaton.net.

I had mostly forgotten about him after Seaquest DSV, yet hearing about his sudden, unexpected death hit me hard. The other two recent deaths that hit me very hard were John Ritter & Joe Strummer, because they were so sudden & unexpected.

Evidently Jon committed suicide, and it seems that he may have suffered from depression.

I also suffer from depression. I’ve never tried to kill myself, although I have thought about it many times. I’ve been on several different medications at various times. I was taking Wellbutrin for a long time and it seemed to help, but I stopped when I changed medical plans and the new one wouldn’t pay for it. I’ve been taking St. John’s Wort since then. I don’t know if it actually works, but I’ve had a few episodes since I’ve been taking it.

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