Staten Island Man Threatens Suicide on Facebook, Goes Through With It

"I can't go on anymore. I just hung myself." An unnamed man in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island put this and other disturbing notes on his Facebook page this afternoon, the Staten Island Advance reports. Friends saw the notes and, unable to reach him by phone, contacted authorities, who sent EMT workers to his home. But it was too late -- the man was found dead, apparently by his own hand.

His notes indicate he was worried that he was going to be fired, and had some difficulty managing his psych medications ("When I take my meds I'm manic when I don't I'm severely depressed like I am now").

Advance commenters are less playful than usual about this one. "If this guy had some human company, instead of his computer," says one, "he may still be alive."

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