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September 5th, 2017, 05:53 PM   #1
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RIP - Maxime Berger (former WSBK) in hospital - critical

Ok, whilst this may seem a bit over the top, incidents like this show that depression and life's stresses can affect people in different ways, so if anyone is feeling similarly then please seek help

Superbike Rider Maxime Berger in coma after reported suicide attempt - Motofire

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I just read about this, very tragic indeed. Honestly, if the demons were so bad then I hope this young man's soul moves on to a better place. We never know what an individual has to deal with in their personal lives and we are nobody to judge their decisions.

I remember watching this guy race during a time where I had much interest in Wsbk. I wish I had paid more attention. I do remember his wheel coming off, the image was rather amazing; and the memes that it produced.

I hope he finds peace.
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September 30th, 2017, 02:29 PM   #4
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RIP Maxime Berger

Sad news that Maxime has succumbed to the injuries sustained in his attempt to end his life.

https://www.motorsport.com/wsbk/news...9-2017-959788/

One can only hope that anyone suffering can seek and obtain the assistance needed to allow them to continue in life rather than take steps of this nature that affect so many people around them.
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This puts most of the bullshit we talk here into perspective. I just hope he had many moments of joy while he lived. He certainly accomplished much despite whatever personal challenges he dealt with during his short life. If there is an afterlife, I hope it's not as cruel to him as this one.

RIP

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RIP Max. Always enjoyed what little I saw of him in WSBK.

As Gaz said, depression can affect people in many ways. I know when I graduated university and had to get a job and couldn't go racing all the time it hit me hard. A guy I used to race with basically lives like a bum, not able to hold down a job because he raced fairly successfully as a youth and was certain he;d make the big time. His parents even mortgaged their house and when it all went downhill he just couldn't (and still doesn't) accept it.

I read else where he was working as a cook, and I guess having reached the lofty heights of an international racing championship, he felt like if he couldn't do that again, he'd rather do nothing.
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Sad news. Do we know what was afflicting him?
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Please don't. PM sent.
I donít think Barbs meant like today or anytime soon. I think he meant like in the far future, when he gets really old and like in Oregon, people leave life with dignity.

Anyway, please clarify buddy.

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