Originally Posted by gperkins1973
I think you are all missing the point. He was bi polar and it was an illness he suffered for a long time so there is no need to go down the road off someone taking the easy way out. Just to put things straight. I spoke to his mum on facebook and confirmed this.
And with bipolar disorder comes the potential for depressive episodes and neurochemical imbalances leading to psychosis or irrational or reactionary behaviour. It's a terrible disease. And not always easily managed even with potent medication. I figured he was bipolar or similar due to the manic nature of his posts.
Depression usually isn't a disease unto itself but a symptom of a larger problem. In this case Jordan's depression was magnified (who knows by how much) to the point where he felt utterly hopeless.
Either way. I don't need to be all clinical and analytical. He was our friend and brother. And regardless of what drove him to do what he did him being gone will have a tragic and profound effect on everyone who knew him. Also whatever those demons he had we should continue to cherish his memory, learn from his mistakes, and love those around us even more. If there is one good thing in all this I see a group of guys brought together by this tragedy. Rarely do we share such a frank discussion filled with pain and suffering without resorting to childish antics (I too can be blamed for this) and in fighting. His death has brought us all closer together. And for Jordan to do something to bring us all together that is special.
Anyways. Just waxing poetic and trying to share my thoughts on the subject without (for a change) stirring things up too much.