That's because depression is a horrible liar and it tells people they are not worth caring for themselves and not worth saving. They don't bother to think about tomorrow because depression is telling them that tomorrow will be worse.
These aren't the only 2 suicides this year, not by a long shot. There are a lot of people who are suffering.
People losing their health insurance, and being stigmatized for seeking help, is not doing anyone any favors. Marked increased incivility does not help, either.
It's often up to people who are okay to help those who are not okay, and at least make an effort to get them treatment. It's important to check in with people and see if they are all right.
The problem is, we're all busy as all get out. Do you have the time to check in on everyone you know, multiple times per month? Hell, most people can't even find the time to send out more than a generalized "thanks for all the birthday greetings" on Facebook.
Plus most of us aren't trained to recognize the signs of depression.
But being kind to our fellow human beings should be on everyone's agenda.