A tragic end for former Gamecocks

Kenny McKinley and O.J. Murdock met as precocious and promising freshmen at South Carolina in 2005. They shared the same hopes, dreams and, ultimately, similarly tragic fates.

If you haven't had a chance, I urge you to read Elizabeth Merrill's heart-wrenching story on McKinley and Murdock, each of whom committed suicide.

It's a gripping reminder to reach out to friends, family members and loved ones even if there's a hint of depression or other issues and do everything you can to get them help.

The terrible part is that sometimes you don't know and there's nothing you can do.