I see your point but there is at least one fundamental difference. With an addict you can at least say that person, at one point, chose to go down that road. People do not choose to be mentally ill. Regardless, I just don't understand why some people feel so compelled to place judgment on the deaths of others. Alex keeps using words like "absolve" and "give a pass to". WhoTF are we to be doing that in the first place? Takes some balls to think you have any place making those kind of determinations. Particularly when you're talking about a person you've never even met and whose life to which you have zero insight.