Ned Vizzini was a very inspirational man and I looked up to him greatly. Having been suicidal in my early teen years and depressed in more recent years, I have connected to his writings greatly. The first time I read "Its Kind of a Funny Story" it gave me hope for the future. It saddens me deeply that he took his own life, especially after he has saved so many. I remember when I saw the article of his death the day after, I kept to myself and cried. Ned was a beautiful man who has impacted my life in many ways and I hope that his soul is at peace wherever it may be.