Two men that I know recently hung themselves. The first one was a 38 year old man who had been living with severe depression and he hung himself in a barn two weeks ago where his father and his sister found his body. Tonight, the body of a 70 year old man that worked at the same school where I work, was found hung in his home. He had just been served divorce papers from his third wife this last week and no foul play is suspected. These two men had no knowledge of each other and are seperated by almost two thousand miles. I am struggling with two things. The first is trying to understand the decision of suicide. I have been in a situation that caused extreme emotional pain and I understand wanting the pain to stop, but not to the extent of taking my own life. The second thing that gnaws at me is how one goes about deciding on the method to die. How is it that both of these men chose to hang themselves? I've know two people that shot themselves and two that intentially overdosed on perscription drugs. Another person let a train hit him. How is it that these most recent two chose to hang themselves? What goes into the thought process? I have not been able to get the first man off my mind ever since I learned of his death, and now I know I will be thinking of this second man on top of it for quite some time. Can someone please help me to understand this?