'I'd kill myself first!' John Edwards 'suicidal' over facing jail, claim pals John Edwards 'suicidal' over facing jail, claim pals | Mail Online Oh come on John... really? If this is true, I hope he gets help. He has kids... he needs to think about them. I know what its like to lose a loved one to suicide, and its horrible. I can't even imagine what that would do to them. Cate has had to deal with the death of her brother Wade and her mother Elizabeth's recent death. Then there is Emma Claire and Jack.... they are so young. Plus Frances Quinn Hunter, she is just a baby. He needs to think of them, and not just himself. Its such a selfish act.... I honestly hope he seeks help. Prison is'nt the end of the world. He can still have a relationship with them. Plenty of time to make the wrongs right. Anyway... just thought I'd express my thoughts on what I hope is just a rumor.