<p>(Sacramento Bee) As Dec. 24 ticked to a close
in 2011, 65-year-old Michael Kelley walked into
the dark of his backyard near Sacramento High
School and hanged himself from a beam on the deck.
<p>The Vietnam veteran, who struggled with
bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress and heart
disease, died in the hospital on Christmas afternoon.
<p>”I just relive it in my head,” said his widow,
Cathy Kelley, now 63, who was separated from her
husband when he died. “I know the dark hole of
being really low. How sad he must have felt walking out there in the dark.
<p>”That’s what I think of the most.”