DingoSeanThe one thing that concerns me about doing that is whether or not people are going to have their story wrong... I am in the camp that thinks it should be normalized, but also aware that this is the internet, and it should probably be up to the family and close friends to make the call here, not just someone who followed him on social media or rode a chairlift with him a few times and thinks they might know the whole story.
In any case, I implore anyone on here to feel free to reach out if they are struggling. We are all a community here and even though we can be total jerks to one another - trolling and bantering and downvoting etc, at the end of the day, we should all be homies if someone is dealing with something big... there should be no judgement given to someone's health, and I think we can all be adults here and agree to that notion..
It's tough though. I think the families in any cases of suicide or overdose generally want that not to get out there. I get it, that's not the way somebody is supposed to go, but anyone dying young is untimely.
Wild speculation is shitty but def happens, but it's the internet. I think that hiding some of these things can be worse. I'm more talking in general from people I know that have passed to both of those.
Maybe the family is somewhat embarassed or ashamed, or maybe just dealing with the loss, but I think not talking about it and pretending it didn't happen doesn't really help ever.
Idk, i get the reasonings but evermn regardless, some people will obviously know or fined out what happened.
I think at least in some regard we've moved on from a lot of those judgements and both knowing what happened can bring a sense of closure and also the realization of the impact of mental health issues or drugs.
I get that this definitely was not the case years ago, and the stigmas these things carried were pretty bad.
Do the families owe anybody anything? Not at all. But the less information the more speculation.
If you're close to somebody just that knowledge brings a sort of truth to it. Intense maybe but these are issues that aren't going away.
Threads about people who passed getting deleted I get, but I don't think it solves anything. Some people have an overkill amount if curiosity. It can be annoying, spark the rumor mills etc.
Idk. It's shitty either way. As far as Aidan I only know of his skiing. Was more posting about in general or regarding people I was close to.
Nobody lives forever but it sucks to go out so young.