I don't know who coined the phrase 'shit happens' but I've found it useful over the years to say to clients in encouraging them in change, 'shit happens but it's not that it happens it's what you do with it'. In my opinion never is that more clearly highlighted than when a tragedy happens like the death of Gary Speed.
I believe there are always more than the two responses to everything but with something like this there seems to be two broad churches of opinion. One is that this is a tragedy and we should understand it and be sympathetic or two suicide is wrong and it's a cowardly and unconscionable act. Both responses could be described as fundamental in nature since they are immediate and knee jerk.
If I am honest I am instinctively with the first group. I feel to take one's own life when seemingly in physical good health talks of real pain and despair and why anyone would want to castigate someone for that is beyond me. I don't know whether you've tried to hurt yourself whilst in sound mind but I have as an experiment and I couldn't do it. To the believers who think it's against God's law I'd like to say believe it if you wish but don't spill filth onto my timeline. My idea of God is of a kind and benevolent being and not a deity that call's you a cowardly shit.
I won't bore you with talking about mental health issues or statistics about depression but please in the name of all that is human show some compassion. As my old Mum used to say 'there but for the grace of God go I'.