It was over two years ago and now I'm ready for a support group where I can talk about his loss. Doug was in and out of mental hospitals every six months from age 27 on. After becoming more and more estranged from my husband and I, he got into a car one day and collided head-on with a truck, dying instantly. Was it suicide or just an impulse while he was in a psychotic state? I'll never know. A brilliant young man who was dealt a bad hand in life.