Six years ago I left a job due to the practices of the owner of the company. He asked me to do something which I thought was wrong and it also turned out to be technically illegal. I went to work for another (much better) company that also paid me about 35% more. Well, long story short, he filed a suit against me for breaching my non-compete contract and the lawsuit is still going on. I found out last week that he's looking for $8,000,000. I am not wealthy and even if he gets a percentage of the $8,000,000 it will probably ruin me financially for life. I also found out last week that I lost a large account (I haven't been able to concentrate at work because of this) and it pushed me over the edge. I took two bottles of prescription medication, ran off behind my house and laid down under some pine trees to die. I was found and then ended up unvoluntarily admitted to a psychiatric hospital. I had never done anything like this before and I don't want to do it again. The weird thing is that I had been considering suicide for quite some time but never thought I'd actually do it. It all happened real fast. My wife, parents and one of my brothers knows about what I did and now I feel like they'll always look at me like I'm crazy. Actually, I don't care about how my wife feels anymore but it's my family members knowing that really bothers me.