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Disturbing- recent Penn law grad commits suicide... I think

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Re: Disturbing- recent Penn law grad commits suicide... I think
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2006, 10:49:54 AM »
That is really sad. However, maybe she committed suicide because of a bad break up or some other reason. I remember watching ESPN when Tony Dunge's (SP?) son committed suicide in Florida. It is really sad to think about somebody committing suicide. People do it because of love, money, and many more.

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Re: Disturbing- recent Penn law grad commits suicide... I think
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2006, 11:04:04 AM »
The most recent xoxo thread about a Penn 1L dying is here. She died of a stroke.

The xoxoers are also having a grand time with the recent death (presumed suicide) of a Michigan 1L. (It's spawned some other threads -- the best, in a sick humor sense, being "Hey, Michigan 1L, James Dungy wants his schtick back").

If the Penn girl did commit suicide, it probably didn't have as much to do with school and work as it did depression. Many successful people are depressed; bipolar and severe depression are common among creative and strong leader types.

These resources can give you more info than I can in a thread:

National Alliance for Mental Illness
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
National Institute of Mental Health
McMan's Depression and Bipolar Web

Also, a couple books by Kay Redfield Jamison, who is bipolar and teaches at Johns Hopkins, are quite good for insight on depression and bipolar:

An Unquiet Mind
Touched With Fire: Manic Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament

Re: Disturbing- recent Penn law grad commits suicide... I think
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2006, 11:37:00 AM »
Here's some information on the Penn Law 1L - she was a ballet dancer?!?

http://www.dailypennsylvanian.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/01/09/43c216fb2c07e

Her pic is in this one: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v52/n16/obit.html

How sad.

Re: Disturbing- recent Penn law grad commits suicide... I think
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2006, 11:37:59 AM »
ESPN did a more disturbing special on suicide at an Alask high school, where they started a lacrosse team and suicide plummeted... but before that... it was ridiculously high.

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Re: Disturbing- recent Penn law grad commits suicide... I think
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2006, 12:54:50 PM »
sorry guys perhaps this is in bad taste but I did a google search to find out about the Michigan kid (hey I might be there next year I want to know what's going on!) and look at what I came across http://www.cm-life.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/09/15/4147d737d08f6

It's about a failed suicide attempt in 2004.
I think the title says it all: Student attempts suicide using fork
WTF???

Heh. I guess that's more one of those "cry for help" attempts.

That's pretty desperate. The forks in my cafeteria couldn't even puncture steamed green beans, let alone a skull.

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Re: Disturbing- recent Penn law grad commits suicide... I think
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2006, 01:12:19 PM »
There was an article in the Michigan Daily (U of M's campus newspaper) about the IL's suicide. You can find it here: http://www.michigandaily.com

It's really sad.  And it happened right outside my friends apartment building.  How crazy would that be to wake up to?

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Re: Disturbing- recent Penn law grad commits suicide... I think
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2006, 03:52:41 PM »
I was attending the Univ. of Arizona when a former student walked into a class room and shot a couple students, killed the professor, and committed suicide. I think it happened during my first month there. I was so freaked out.

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Re: Disturbing- recent Penn law grad commits suicide... I think
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2006, 03:53:49 PM »
I was attending the Univ. of Arizona when a former student walked into a class room and shot a couple students, killed the professor, and committed suicide. I think it happened during my first month there. I was so freaked out.

I remember that from the news. Murder-suicide is so selfish...

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Re: Disturbing- recent Penn law grad commits suicide... I think
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2006, 03:55:21 PM »

hey, leave suicide-murderers alone.

we have to learn to be more tolerant and sensitive of others. that includes suicide-murderers.

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Re: Disturbing- recent Penn law grad commits suicide... I think
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2006, 04:13:09 PM »
Mental illness doesn't discriminate.