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Auntie Em? [Mar. 21st, 2005|11:37 am]
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A Hollywood Suicide.

Clara Blandick - actress (Auntie Em in The Wizard of Oz)
1962 --- sleeping pills, with a plastic bag tied over her head. She was 81-years-old and suffering from crippling arthritis.

[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-03-21 09:33 pm (UTC)
I don't think this was a suicide, suicide. She just wanted to end her physical pain which is quite a different thing all together. I don't think that writing about a suicide from a dying actress is going to make any of you take pills and put a bag around your head.

That is strange though about the higher rate.

People post about suicide all the time on livejournal.. if that was the case I don't think there'd be any members left.
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From: m_buggie
2005-03-22 11:27 am (UTC)
Suicide is a tricky thing with lots of different reasons.
In my experience, I've found that about half of the people who talk about suicide would never actually kill themselves. They're just attracted to the idea of it and the escape it offers in their eyes.
Generally speaking, those who commit suicide don't talk about it, they just up and do it one day. Which is tragic.
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