The act of suicide is a powerful way of sending a message. Unfortunately for the victim, it's the final message. And, even more unfortunate for the survivors, it's a message filled with ambiguity that will be interpreted and re-interpreted perhaps for an entire lifetime. That burden on those left behind has led some to theorize that suicide is actually a form of homicide. It can wipe out an entire family. The legacy of multiple passive suicides did mine.
Therefore, there are probably too many at Kilpatrick Stockton preoccupied with the Mark Levy suicide this morning. Levy shot himself in the head at the office, not at home, not in a hotel, not in the woods. To me that's a type of performance art. It's meant to communicate a message.
What message could Levy have been sending? Could that message have been sent in a way that hurt the survivors less?