In 1916 there was a suicide. This was the first suicide. Maybe this person had a war going on in their head and he or she could not take it anymore. The voices may have gotten so bad that it was unbearable. Depression could have kicked in and it may have become even worst or this person was experiencing something from the unknown.
In life you have your "normal" people and then you have the mentally ill. People who are unaware or just plain naive and ignorant about the mentally ill, may sometimes call them crazy, a nutcase, fruity, or totally insane. Because there is a stigmatism. We as the public must learn to understand. We should not judge.
When a mentally ill person suffers from mania, they can experience hallucinations or is it real? If you are sitting next to a person who maybe talking to their friend but, to the naked eye there is nothing there, does not necessarily mean that the person isn't seeing something like a spirit, ghost, or something of the supernatural. Sometimes they share stories that may or maynot be true but, in their mind it is a reality.
There are times when insanity brings out the reality that lingers on this earth. Paranoid Schizophrenics hear voices in there head. A lot of times there are multiple voices that are uncontrollable and no matter what psychotropic drug the person is on.
Sometimes when a person is mentally sick, they believe that they are invincible and nothing can touch them. A lot of times we have occurences of someone who is mental, believing they are Jesus Christ. There are even times when a person who is not in their right frame of mind begins to think that the government is after them or has been kidnapped by aliens.
We all must have a better understanding of what maybe of figment of a person's imagination or maybe it is real. We may never understand it until it happens to us.