he Ashley Madison hack has caused a kind of uproar across the nation and nothing good has come of it yet. The website hasn't even shut down. However, plenty of bad news has been filling our news outlets since the hack, and it just keeps coming.
Less than two weeks before National Suicide Prevention week, there has been another reported suicide due to the Ashley Madison hack.
John Gibson was 56 years old. He was a pastor, a professor, a father, a husband, a friend. He struggled and he believed there was no cure for it. He battled depression.
Gibson, who could have lost his job due to the situation, referenced Ashley Madison in his suicide note.
"He talked about having his name on there and he said he was just very, very sorry," Christi, John's wife, said.
It was Christi, who discovered her husband's body. "It's a moment that life doesn't prepare you for.
I had to call my kids. How do you tell your kids that their dad is gone and he took his own life?"
Regarding others affected by the Ashley Madison hack, Christi said, "These were real people with real families, real pain and real loss. [But] don't underestimate the power of love. Nothing is worth the loss of a father and a husband and a friend. It just didn't merit it. It didn't merit it at all."
If these words mean anything to you, I urge you to reach out to anyone who may be experiencing difficulties. Some people don't think there's an end, help them, I beg you.
If you're one of these people, help is available everywhere. This is a permanent solution to a temporary problem and believe me, people want to help you.
So what can you do to help? If you know someone who may be thinking about suicide, don't keep it to yourself. Talk to a parent, a teacher, a doctor, etc. Someone will help you. The biggest thing I want anyone struggling with suicidal thoughts to know is: YOU ARE NOT ALONE. YOU ARE LOVED.
The awesome team here at PopWrapped has put out some phenomenal work regarding National Suicide Prevention Week, including an article by Ashley, who shares what helps keep her going.
To get more information on how to a loved one or yourself, visit this site.