In the most extreme of cases, the low moods and negative thoughts that are associated with depression can lead a depressed individual to consider or even commit suicide. While people in these situations believe taking their lives will end their pain, suffering is actually continued in the sadness and pain of the friends and family who loved them. It is important to know that feeling better is possible and reaching out for help or talking with someone about suicidal thoughts is the best plan of action.
On March 31, Clay Hunt, a marine hero and humanitarian, took his own life. The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America paid tribute to Hunt in a moving post detailing the service and volunteer work of this 28-year-old Purple Heart recipient and veteran of two wars. Clay Hunt had served two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. When he returned…