There are a lot of questions about the death of a
young male college student . He said on the web that
he hated himself and wanted to die. He later took an
overdose of pills and commited suicide on the web.
The question is why didn’t any of the so called watchers
call the police?
This is a tragedy for sure…I don’t think anyone would argue that, but there are tons of unanswered questions and vague statements that are purported to be fact.
For eg., this 18 yr old was prescribed benzodiazepines and [B]opiates[/B] for his bipolar disorder. I think not.
In over 30 years, I have yet to meet a physician so incompetent or negligent as to prescribe narcotics for bipolar disorder. It makes about as much sense as prescribing chemo agents to a 4 yr old with an ear infection.
[I]“Some users told investigators they did not take him seriously because he had threatened suicide on the site before”[/I]
[I]"On the bodybuilding Web site, Biggs used the screen name CandyJunkie. His Justin.tv alias was “feels_like_ecstacy.”[/I]
It goes without saying, the act of watching an individual commiting suicide and believing it, is reprehensible and unconscionable.
However, there’s plenty of blame to go around and simply to blame the viewers makes no sense.
First off, there’s no way this kid was compliant with his therapeutic regimen.
Also, it’s easy to blame the parents…but where were they? This kid’s popping prescription drugs that aren’t his…narcotics for bipolar disorder…… , he’s got junkie user names, he’s been threatening suicide for some time and who knows what other risky behavior he’s engaged in?
Yeah, let’s blame the onlookers, physicians and counselors because no one is ever [I]accountable[/I] for his/her own behavior.
I know it sounds cold and like I don’t care, but everytime something goes wrong, it isn’t everyone else’s fault