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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    When our kids were younger, my best friend's and my family often vacationed together, and I was forced to listen to Roy D. Mercer. Everybody but me in that van would be howling with laughter while I sat there just hating, hating, hating him. (One reason, I've concluded, is because I know I'm the perfect gullible foil for somebody like him. )

    But I wouldn't have killed myself if one of my friends or coworkers set me up with a DJ like him. This nurse's suicide is tragic, but all she did was answer the phone and transfer the call. If she were 15, I can understand the "fate worse than death" perception, but this woman was 47 and had children to take care of.
    Different cultures deal with 'dishonor' in different ways. Most Americans wouldn't suicide over something like this. But some would. Some have. Remember the guy who was outed for being gay on a TV show who suicided?
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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

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    I don't care what she thought was reasonable. She obviously wasn't the least bit reasonable or ratoinal. My use of the word refers to what would generally be considered reasonable.
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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    Do you mean to tell me that Australian culture generally considers suicide a reasonable response in this situation?
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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    The DJs were extremely remorseful. They cried as they resigned and took their own show off the air.

    I think of some of the stupis **** I've posted here and would be devastated if someone took me seriously enough to harm themselves.

    Truly gone wrong...

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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    Radio people engage in comedy, which sometimes includes prank calls. Nobody usually kills themselves if they happen to be unwittingly part of an otherwise harmless joke. Blaming the DJs is in my humble opinion utterly ridiculous. They weren't inciting violence, glorifying drugs or contributing to the harm of minors.

    If you really want my suspicion, she was probably already suffering from severe emotional instability/self-esteem issues. After she found herself in the middle of literally an international controversy involving the Royal Family of the country she immigrated to from India, the HOSPITAL administration was in the process of carrying out internal disciplinary action and it very well might have crossed the line into emotional abuse. Due to an existing emotional instability condition, she did not handle the hospital's response well. The unimaginable happened and now the hospital is blaming the DJs when they were very likely the ones making her life a living hell in response to her involvement in a highly embarrassing breach doctor-patient confidentiality. Just an educated guess.
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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Yet another reason why I personally abhorr "pranks". The unforeseen consequences can never be predicted, and can often lead to unexpected harm, all for the sake of a cheap laugh at someone? Bah.

    OMG. Aside from this highly unusual tragedy, I love prank shows. Scare Tactics, Punk'd; those are my favorites. Even Betty White has a prank TV show where senior citizens pull stunts on younger people. I even found a prank calls channel on Pandora. People need to lighten up a laugh a little.

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    In no way do I intend to suggest the suicide in London wasn't absolutely tragic, but highly unusual. I'm of the opinion is was likely overbearing reaction by the hospital is what probably drove her to do the unthinkable, not the embarrassment of the prank call. Once a full investigation is complete and my suspicions are confirmed, I honestly wonder if people will also call for the hospital administration to be fired for employee emotional abuse.
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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    So what was the prank? They impersonated the royal family on the phone, and got put through to some other jackass royal? And when she found out it wasn't actually the Queen, but a commoner talking to royalty, she killed herself?

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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Well, when they do a psychological autopsy on the nurse, they'll probably find out that he/she desperately needed his job and thought he'd lost it.

    While the DJs were idiots, they broke no laws. Just a very unfortunate set of circumstances. HOWEVER, if I were their employers, I'd fire their asses immediately.
    How do you do a psychological autopsy? I don't think its possible. If the person is dead so is the brain. Or is this a joke?
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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfman24 View Post
    How do you do a psychological autopsy? I don't think its possible. If the person is dead so is the brain. Or is this a joke?
    Oh, I'm not sure what they call these. But it's a backwards look into the mind and motives of a dead person. Interviewing friends and family . . . looking at their work history . . . trying to determine what was going on with them personally at the time they killed themselves.

    Oooo!! That is what it's called:

    psychological autopsy

    Psychiatry An autopsy that analyzes the cause(s) of death, examining the body and the circumstances–natural or unnatural that led to death; in the 'usual' death, a person suffers from a known set of morbid condition(s) and dies as a natural consequence of the terminal progression of those conditions; in 'unnatural' death–eg, homicide or suicide, determination of nosology is more difficult and requires analysis of circumstances preceding death; a PA focuses on the decedent's intentions relating to his own death, especially suicide

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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Oh, I'm not sure what they call these. But it's a backwards look into the mind and motives of a dead person. Interviewing friends and family . . . looking at their work history . . . trying to determine what was going on with them personally at the time they killed themselves.

    Oooo!! That is what it's called:
    Ok never heard of it. I also heard it called a retrospective analysis (behavior). The word Autopsy has a certain definition to it. Needs some work I would say.
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