While not everyone with a bipolar disorder commits suicide or even WANTS to, mental illness and depression play a major role a lot of the time when someone takes their own life. We had been hearing about Lee's depression as well, but now we know specifically what was going on.
Apparently Lee was also actively taking his medications, too. Lithium capsules and Quetiapine Fumarate tablets were found in his apartment, and in his blood. This doesn't mean however that medication can't or doesn't work — the world has seen it work wonders.
No traces of opiates, alcohol, cocaine or other drugs were found in his system, and he didn't leave a note. It will forever remain a mystery why he chose to end his life in that particular moment.
Such a loss. Our hearts are out there with his friends and family.
And remember: if you or anyone you know is feeling depressed and you're worried about their well being, there is ALWAYS HELP, and always different solutions to try!
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