Ronnie “Oni” Edwards, a member of popular YouTube channel The Game Theorists, has died by suicide. “His loss is one that comes after years of him bravely working to move beyond the trauma of his past, fighting an internal battle every day, a battle that eventually became too much for him,” The Game Theorists’ Matthew Patrick said on YouTube.

If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255).

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It’s not just something to say when someone takes their own life, or a tag line to attach to terrible stories like this one. If you think there is no help for you, you’re wrong. If you think you’re alone, you’re not. If you’re embarrassed for any reason or you just don’t think you can talk to your friends or family, there are people literally waiting for you to call them. You just have to pick up a phone.

Reach out to someone, anyone and tell them how you’re feeling and all of the things you don’t think you can handle by yourself. Getting even some of those things off your chest can go a long way.