The young man killed himself.
Seventeen years old and convinced that there was no hope, no future he put a bullet in his brain.
I don't know, God does, what his circumstances were. I don't know, God does, what he was thinking that morning.
But I have stood at that brink. More than once.
Suicide makes sense ... if.
If it's all up to me.
If this is all there is.
If there is no such thing as Real.
Then suicide makes sense.
But, contrary to the M.A.S.H. theme song, suicide is not painless. Even those of us new to this community who didn't know the boy or his family, hurt for those who did.