After a long and public struggle with depression, television personality Charlotte Dawson is found dead on Saturday at her Woolloomooloo home.
Just when I thought Twitter might be a safe site I found this.
I have gotten email notices of twitter postings where I am mentioned, but when I’ve tried to go to them I get the message that the account has been suspended.
I don’t know it that’s Twitter’s doing, or if it was a sock puppet account that was created for the purpose of an attack, and then deleted. I got one just this morning. I have no idea what was posted.
I’m sharing these things because I want nice folks to be aware, and prepared. And I don’t think suicide ever solves anything except allow a suffering person to stop suffering. Be sure you get your perspective right about these attacks. Remember it’s attention they want, even negative attention, just like neglected children who will act out then endure the negative attention to get any attention at all. In psychological it it said there is no such thing as a family that is not dysfunctional in some way. Most of us survive it and turn out just fine. We all have a choice, even those with deep hurtful scars that make them so angry that want to take it out on those they perceive as not suffering enough. It’s a mental and emotional illness, no doubt.
We not only have to find a way to catch and punish these nasties, but we also have to find a way to improve parenting skills so not so many are developed into such degenerate characters. This brings into account other social/political debates. Everything is connected.
Addendum: This tells more. http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/celebrity/charlotte-dawson-found-dead-20140222-338j6.html