Peter went down a rabbit hole of nightmare that I couldn't pull him out of. I had at the time my own personal issues that I was going through. There was a tough choice to make & I made it choosing to focus on my family & my family's business. Its a simple choice that I would make again.
But because I'm visible in the table top rpg hobby as a blogger I became a target of Carl's grief. I understand & I get it.
We play these games to escape reality, to get together with friends, & to enjoy the act of play. I thank both Gary Gygax & Dave Arneson for the gift of these games.
But we're getting older these days & sometimes we don't get the help we need. Peter died by his own hand through suicide. My condolences, respects, & prayers to his family during this difficult time. Mere words can't help the circumstances that go along with the passing of friends & family. May God have mercy.
I'm very sorry & apologize to all of my friends & family that saw my outburst on Facebook. There are sometimes when it all gets to us. This is one of those posts that I never want to make. We're adults & we make choices. Those choices have consquences &.. There are often underlying issues of mental illness that actually need to be addressed.
If you feel that depression, & thoughts of suicide are getting to you please get help call 1-800-273-8255 The National Suicide Prevention Hotline. There are people standing by Twenty Four Hours a day.