You can’t use the phrase, “perfect timing” when it comes to something like suicide, so I am not sure what to call something like this. This is not the sort of topic that you wish to have a prime and high profile example just pop up. I spend a couple of days talking about suicide, when I read this morning Veronica Mars actor Bradley Bufanda committed suicide. It is of course a tragedy, and only unique in the fat that he was a celebrity but other than that is not much different than the (on average) other 92 men that committed suicide today.
There is one thing that will be common in most (if not all) of them. You will hear things like, “I had no idea,” “He gave no indication that there was something wrong,” “I had no idea.” The convenience of using Bradley as an example, is that you can view multiple stories and sources to confirm this. You see “shocked,” “saddened” as well as “can’t believe it.” What you don’t see in the article linked to above, or this one, or even this one, is any sense of foreboding. Nobody saw a problem. Nobody sensed anything wrong?! And worst of all, Bradley never said a word to anyone.
And that right there is the big problem. Men don’t/won’t talk about their issues. They “tough ’em out.” They are certain that they can work it out on their own. Unfortunately, with all to frequent a rate of failure, something needs to change. If you are a guy. Don’t be afraid to reach out. It is NOT a sign of weakness. If you are a woman, and see something, don’t blow it off. Say something. And don’t let him blow it off. Otherwise the results could be deadly.